as of 05/17/2021 (Details)
Academy Award® Nomination - Best Documentary FeatureRemastered and approved by Director Michael Paxton! Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life is the first authorized film about the life and work of the controversial Russian-born author of such renowned novels as The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged is now the subject of a virtual '...multimedia...Ayn Rand Fest:' as reported by Newsweek. Written, produced and directed by Michael Paxton, Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life is a flux of events, ideas, emotions and accomplishments - all combining to create an Oscar® nominated portrait of one woman's genius and point of view. Narrated by Emmy® Award-winning actress Sharon Gless, the documentary offers millions of fans the opportunity to relive the drama of Ayn Rand's life and fiction: from her early childhood and escape from Soviet Russia to her struggle and triumph as an American writer whose total book sales have exceeded 30 million copies. Drawing from personal papers and public archives across two continents, the film combines fact, dramatizations and an intimate weave of interviews with Leonard Peikoff (Ayn Rand's intellectual heir), television journalist Mike Wallace and others, as well as rare photos, film footage and an original film-noir scene from her 1934 play, Ideal. The material captures Rand's life-long themes of reason, rational selfishness and political freedom. Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life, sweeping from pre-revolutionary Russia to contemporary America, tells the story of a 'ferocious angel,' a woman, and thinker who continues to incite the curiosity and passion of millions. Specs: Disc 1 - Feature Film on Blu-ray 1080p HD 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio English SDH New Trailer Other Strand Releasing Trailers Disc 2 - Bonus Features on DVD Photo Gallery of some never-before-seen photos: Ayn Rand & Frank O'Connor To Lorne Dieterling, deleted dance sequence from the film Stills from the filmed version of Ayn Rand's play, Ideal Stills of Kay Gonda's 'movie roles' from Ideal Bonus Footage of outtakes from the film: Additional interviews with friends of Ayn Rand The complete filmed version of Ayn Rand's play, Ideal Episode of Filmmakers - An interview with Director Michael Paxton on the making of Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life Cast & Crew Bios Website information and reading list
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