Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1997)

Genres - History, Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Literary Studies, Philosophy, Social History  |   Release Date - Feb 13, 1998 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

Author and philosopher Ayn Rand (born Alice Rosenbaum) developed an intense following in the 1930s and '40s for her best-selling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and her anti-Communist, pro-Capitalism creed of Objectivism. Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life is a two-and-a-half hour exploration of her life, work, and influence, featuring newsreel footage of Rand and interviews with her friends, associates, and followers. Narrated by actress Sharon Gless, Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Documentary Feature of 1998.




anti-Communism, archival-footage, career-retrospective, film-clips, interview, life-story, novel, Objectivism, philosophy, Russia, writer, writing