I've been hearing a lot of internet buzz about Atlas Shrugged Part I, that Hollywood panned it because of a liberal agenda, or that the production quality wasn't good enough, or that the acting was stilted. Wrong.
The real reason Hollywood panned the movie is because it violated some of the most basic principles of storytelling. Perhaps this is Rand's fault. I believe it is. I came home and watched The Fountainhead with Gary Cooper to see if time and acting quality made a difference. It didn't.