Ayn Rand’s Other Literary Treasures: The Hal Wallis Screenplays (MP3 download)
By Dina Schein Federman
In the 1940s Ayn Rand wrote adaptations for Hollywood producer Hal Wallis. Dr. Federman tells the plots of these new treasures: adaptations “The Crying Sisters,” “You Came Along,” “Love Letters,” and “House of Mist,” as well as the original screenplay “Top Secret.”
These screenplays bear the Ayn Rand stamp: unusual situations, great conflicts, passionately valuing characters, and serious themes. Dr. Federman discusses these issues and examines how the adaptations differ from the original novels.
This course was recorded at the Objectivist Summer Conference 2010 in Las Vegas, NV.