Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/06/24

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Subject: [Leica] declining quality of writing
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Thu Jun 24 18:48:26 2004

> Too late. I read "Atlas Shrugged" and found it to be more muddled than
> Fountainhead. The first 1/3 moves right along, but IMO Rand could have
> chopped a good 300 pages out of the middle, because she makes the same
> point over and over and over again. "Anthem" is short and concise but
> she keeps it to one subject; "ego".
> Feli

I kind of took a Zen approach.
Ayn Rand was kind of the Anti-Buddha!
I wasn't going to bring her home to meet Mom hanging out of my back pocket.
My immediate group of friends would first commit then kill me if they ever
saw me reading her. So I can't assault her fairly.
But I did see the film with Gary Cooper in a Gary Cooper film festival which
I put on here in my entertainment center.
I remember great cinematography in The Fountainhead by Robert Burks; the
same guy who did North by Northwest. Zone V skies with a polarized look to
Hitchcock seemed to think he as ok as he did Strangers on a Train, Vertigo.
Dial M for Murder, Rear Window, to Catch a thief, and on from there.
What would Hitchcock do without Burk who I'm sure converted Leitz glass for
cinematography use.
Any history of anybody doing that?

Mark Rabiner
Portland Oregon

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