Upon the death of Ayn Rand, Barbara Branden recounts the story of her dealings with the enigmatic 20th-century philosopher and novelist. Barbara and her husband, Nathaniel Branden, meet Rand and her husband, Frank O'Connor, and immediately establish a rapport. Rand takes the youthful Nathaniel under her wing and begins to show an un-platonic interest in her protégé. Barbara must sit by as the two begin what becomes a long, tumultuous affair.
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The film takes place in 1951, 1957, 1964, 1981 and 1982. See more
Alfred Tells Nathaniel about the new book Ayn Rand is working on, "Atlas Shrugged". The working title for that book was "The Strike". It didn't become "Atlas Shrugged" until in 1956 when Rand's husband suggested that title. See more
Excuse me, Miss Rand. I was wondering if you could give us the essence of your philosophy - standing on one leg.
[Stands on one leg
Metaphysics: objective reality. Epistemology: reason. Ethics: self-interest. Politics: capitalism.
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Arranged by John Godfrey & Jimmy Stewart
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