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The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  27 January 1999 (USA)
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The rather eccentric (especially in her thinking) author of "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" becomes involved with a much younger, and married man... to the dismay of those close to her.

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Nathaniel Branden
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Barbara Branden
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Frank O'Connor
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Caroline (as Sybil Temchen)
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Alfred
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Donald Carrier ...
David
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Henry
Elyssa Livergant ...
Naomi
Christopher Marren ...
Aaron (as Chris Marren)
Jennifer Gould ...
Janet
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John Lefebvre ...
Funeral Director
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The novelist Ayn Rand engaged in an affair with a psychologist 25 years her junior by the name of Nathaniel Branden. Branden built up an institute to spread Rand's ideas, but the two eventually had a falling out. This is the story of the affair, based on the book by Branden's wife, Barbara. Written by Martin Lewison <dr@martinlewison.com>

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Based upon Barbara Branden's book with the same title. See more »

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In a scene from the 1950s it shows an old phone with a phone number and the words "area code". There were no area codes in the '50s. See more »

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Wise-ass Man: Excuse me, Miss Rand. I was wondering if you could give us the essence of your philosophy - standing on one leg.
1st Supporter: Go on!
2nd Supporter: Sit down!
Ayn Rand: [Stands on one leg] Metaphysics: objective reality. Epistemology: reason. Ethics: self-interest. Politics: capitalism.
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References Kings Row (1942) See more »

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A Perfect Day / I Love You Truly
Arranged by John Godfrey & Jimmy Stewart
Provided by Associated Production Music
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Helen Mirren's performance
29 March 1999 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

I agree with Wayne Tolmachoff's review, published here, and with director Christopher Menaul's statement that Ayn Rand probably would have been horrified by the intimate nature of Barbara Branden's fascinating biography of this highly individual and talented novelist/philosopher. I enjoyed and suffered along with Peter Fonda as Rand's pleasant but invisible husband Frank O'Connor and thought that the entire cast was commendable. Unfortunately, the captivating and powerful performance delivered by Helen Mirren in the title role hasn't been mentioned. Critic Geoffrey Gilmore wrote "...it's impossible to conceive of another actress playing Rand" and indeed, who but Mirren is capable of conveying Ayn Rand's sensual intensity and penetrating intelligence, not to mention heavy Russian accent? Helen Mirren shows, through the subtlest of gestures and expressions, Rand's extreme emotional repression and tyrannical control of the people around her. At the same time, Mirren's performance hints at the vulnerability, isolation and loneliness that Rand must have experienced as she destroyed or abandoned one important personal relationship after another. Whether you love Ayn Rand or hate her, this film makes a powerful impression.


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