Aglialoro: Money Root of All Good
Producer John Aglialoro on his new film, “Atlas Shrugged II”.
- Duration 7:35
- Date Oct 19, 2012
Producer John Aglialoro on his new film, “Atlas Shrugged II”.
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The new atlas shrugged movie just came out it's now playing a thousand theaters good.
I say that because it's faithful to the book and the book.
Brilliantly predicted today predicted the suffocating bureaucracy that gradually kills freedom and opportunity.
Last year there was an analyst moving too but that was just part one of the series and it was a rush job correctly West -- good.
Her -- is better that movie maker had more time and more money to do -- and the movie maker is libertarian businessman John yeah.
So you made this cap on it be -- -- that nobody else made it happen over the years because.
A million copies even now 55 years after she wrote it it's.
Number hundred or something in the Amazon list my book is -- -- below that in my book it's noble.
-- It's been rated one of the most influential books and America after the Bible.
And yet nobody made a movie about.
-- I bought the rights in 1992.
I thought it would be equipped outsource I thought that there would be studio source on the -- investors would jump all over but the it didn't happen there were many false starts and and the right for expire in mid June to an early April I guess that -- out and is an entrepreneur or.
Trying to develop team we did develop the team and two and a half months later we started principal photography he spent ten million dollars of your own.
-- production budget was about five and a half and then the the rest of it was the other five.
This -- you had more time for and you spent twice as much again if your own money.
Number and in part to I I did put apart but we had a half a dozen investors mother did double that in the budget to.
Two point nine.
So the movie set in the near future there is social unrest because there are few jobs gasoline costs more than forty dollars.
A gallon is the government's rules crushed the oil business.
And a few entrepreneurs like their integrity struggling to keep their businesses.
Alive -- and that's faithful of the book.
It is it is and we we discovered that.
There are so many.
Entrepreneur lowers who took to the move.
And said yes you know I'm under appreciated.
And I'm denigrated.
And in this movie approved very popular with them.
Because the political class in the business -- frankly.
Don't get along.
Well let's play clip that illustrates that in.
This seeing James Taggart the empty suitable for the title of president of the railroad is giving what he considers a noble -- Our ideals.
Are higher than profit.
Is that an aristocracy and money.
We have the aristocracy of people.
I mean now it's about influence but -- -- that all perfectly.
We will what I know is -- you need to listen -- David out of the money it was a rid -- -- -- there's your proof.
I was so you think money's the root of all evil.
And -- ask yourself what's the mood of money.
-- -- Tool that allows the trip of one and.
I think -- ran -- that scene -- a six page scene in the book she's really saying there and that money.
Is the root of all good.
-- information it's information but also money is fundamentally a barometer.
About societies virtue.
Because it allows people to create.
Where they are producing to the maximum of their ability and -- they do it.
Then whatever Matt maximum is and people can seek the best within themselves and money is the barometer of the or the score enables them to to maximize their their life and the amount of money they make.
Reading atlas shrugged earlier -- -- was in my thirties I was impressed how she year's 55 years ago could know even.
The kind of terms that politicians use today.
Mean she wrote about laws like the equal equalization of opportunity -- And in this scene -- Riordan's on trial for violating something called the fair share.
If you believe you Macy's my property simply because you need it.
Well then so does any burglar mr.
-- you are misrepresenting.
The latter and the intent of the fair share law it is based.
On the highest principle the principle all the public good.
That sells in America today the principle of the public good fair share.
It does unfortunately -- but you know the underlying theme of that scene is that.
Don't continue to denigrate me.
Appreciate what the producers do its speed jobs are not created jobs and are created by politicians are created by people and what that's seen.
That you know indicate it is.
If you continue to not appreciate what the entrepreneur or does in creating the jobs in the well the GNP of our society.
We're gonna shrug.
We're gonna go on strike but people don't go on strike in.
Atlas shrugged they gold -- they go to create -- world aware of the better people have a freer and more prosperous life for their real life.
You this -- types just take.
Yeah up up up to recently I think you're right.
But John it's happening it's beginning happening friends of mine who wolf talking CO I can go another year 25.
But I'm gonna stop I'm gonna sell my company -- -- -- goodwill -- him to retire.
I think you're gonna see more and more in the news frankly I think you're going to see -- -- and doors finally say enough.
Another part of the movie that I -- was this quick exchange this is.
Good morning it's.
The right people don't break -- -- of no use whatsoever.
I think about that when I think about a 150000.
Pages of regulations that were forced to will be in another thousand pages a week.
People say well they don't really affect me they will hurt me but -- gives the government the power.
In force and that's dangerous it is dangerous I've been involved in thirty years.
Dozens of different companies that we launch -- next the exercise -- I don't urgency of side that that's correct thanks for the arc trainer opportunity.
Had to say but we have hat.
In the business -- -- had.
Constantly dozens of lawsuits every year I've been involved with several hundred I've settled dozens and -- you know -- people.
The fact is they -- are so many.
Entrepreneur ores are constantly involved in mr.
easy target look at TV you see constantly.
Lawsuits for mesothelioma.
Or lung disease or one damn thing after another it's and not.
So you said it's going to be a third movie to complete the trilogy there will be eight.
There will be a third part of a complete the trilogy our target date 80s July 4 2014.
We look forward to that the new atlas shrugged movie thank -- -- and -- RO.