Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand

In Her Own Words

DVD - 2011
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Revealing the surprising life story of one of the world's most influential people, this unprecedented film weaves together Ayn Rand's own recollections and reflections, providing a new understanding of her inspirations and influences.
Publisher: Port Washington, NY : E1 Entertainment, c2011
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (72 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Credits: Original music by Roy Milner.
Performers: Ayn Rand.
Language Note: Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
ISBN: 1417234490
UPC: 741952691594
Alternative Title: In her own words


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Jun 04, 2015

To date, I have now read both of Ayn Rand's most famous books, The Fountainhead, and, yes, of course, Atlas Shrugged - And, even though I flatly refuse to whole-heartedly embrace her romantically idealistic, kitchen-counter philosophy, which adamantly asserts her unshakable, fundamental belief in "Objectivism" - I still consider this documentary-DVD to be well-worth a view.

With narration provided by Ayn Rand, herself - This 75-minute bio-documentary (using countless stills and vintage film clips) covers the busy life of this ambitious woman who (upon her arrival in America at twenty-one) soon became one of the 20th Century's most praised/most criticized/most influential literary figures of her day.

Throughout her career as a successful, out-spoken and very controversial writer, Ayn Rand publicly rejected faith and religion, while at the same time preached that selfishness was, indeed, a virtue. (In fact, it was one of the most admirable and noble virtues of all, according to Rand)

An extremely heavy smoker all of her adult life, Ayn Rand (77 at the time) died in 1982 from lung cancer.


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