We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I think that Atlas Shrugged movie is going to be a real turd biscuit, and it isn't because I have anything against Jolie. But I think some perspective needs to be kept. Very few movies are able to do justice to their respective book. The heavier the book, the more so.
But really, this isn't about putting Ayn Rand's philosophy on the big screen. Movie-making is a business. And it's best that anybody who respected Rand and/or enjoyed Atlas Shrugged realize going in that this movie simply will not do the book justice, but if it is done well it might still serve the purpose of exposing audiences to John Galt's values. With or without his full speech, that really would be a good thing. It's not a holy text, and I for one won't be taking it personally when they hack it up for the screen.