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Ayn Rand - A Sense of Life

Ayn Rand - A Sense of Life (1998)

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Ayn, the jury: The novelist-philosopher's life, as told in a fawning, thoroughly unobjective and occasionally defensive manner, in words that might have been written by Rand herself. That this is an Oscar-nominated documentary simply is more evidence of the artistic irrelevance of the Academy Awards.

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Documentary, Special Interest

Michael Paxton

Oct 12, 1999

Strand Releasing

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... when Ms. Rand, who died in 1982, is verbally sparring with the likes of Phil Donahue or Mike Wallace on old TV broadcasts, she comes alive.

January 7, 2003 Full Review
Critics Inc./America Online

offers an adoring look at this controversial philosopher and author.

February 28, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Gains little visually from big-screen exposure.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Ayn Rand - A Sense of Life

The so-called driving impetus to modern Republican thought (if only it were true!), as well as famous novelist in her own right, is thumbnail biographied here. Interestingly taking an overview of her famous theory involving free thought and action (and her stand against communism) one is lead to certainly consider actually reading her works about uber-men and the women who love them.
November 26, 2012
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