Tonight we watched the first half of the We The Living movie, an Italian movie about Russia with English subtitles, filmed in Italy in the 1940s, re-edited in the States in the 1980s.
As a movie, I feel it stands head and shoulders above the movies of the Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged Part One. Trailer is here. You can see how beautifully expressive the leads are.
It captures something at the core of Rand's being, her horrified shock at the sacrifice of the individual for the sake of the collective. It's a cry of the heart, that came before she had a system of ideas worked out, when she simply knew that something very wrong was taking place in Soviet Russia.
Glorifying the collective
was economically defective
and spiritually horrifying.