Ayn Rand: A Sense Of Life - Director's Vision Edition (2 Disc Set)

Strand Releasing   (2004) / Region 1
Ayn Rand: A Sense Of Life - Directors Vision Edition (2 Disc Set)

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Ayn Rand: A Sense Of Life - Director's Vision Edition (2 Disc Set)

Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life is the first authorized film look at the life and work of the controversial Russian-born author. The writer 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: Sense of Life is a flux of events, ideas, emotions and accomplishments - all combining to create a 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 book sales exceed 500,000 copies annually after five decades in print. Drawing from personal papers and public archives across two continents, the film combines fact, fiction and an intimate weave of interviews with intellectual heir Leonard Peikoff, television journalist Mike Wallace, 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: 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.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Aug 02 2004
  • Production Year 2004
  • Empire SKU 621718
  • UPC Code 712267980420
  • Studio  Strand Releasing
  • Packaging Keep
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-SL


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: Sense of Life
Cast & Crew bios
Website Information
Reading List


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.85:1 B&W
    Widescreen 1.85:1 Color



  • Michael Paxton

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