“Atlas Shrugged: Part I” is a drama film released in 2011, directed by Paul Johansson. The movie is based on Ayn Rand’s novel “Atlas Shrugged” and follows the story of Dagny Taggart, played by Taylor Schilling, a successful railroad executive who tries to keep her family’s business afloat in a dystopian world where government regulation and collectivism have taken over.
As she navigates the challenges of running a business in a world where individualism is no longer valued, Dagny begins to uncover a conspiracy that threatens to destroy everything she holds dear. Along the way, she meets John Galt, played by Paul Johansson, a mysterious figure who holds the key to saving the world from its current path of destruction.
The film received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its faithfulness to the novel and its exploration of Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism, while others found it to be heavy-handed and overly didactic. Despite its mixed reception, “Atlas Shrugged: Part I” remains a popular film among fans of Ayn Rand’s work and is often cited as an example of the difficulty of adapting philosophical novels into successful films.
Duration: 97 min.