Posted by Jerry on September 24, 2007
John Galt Speaking
This is a dramatization of John Galt’s speech from Atlas Shrugged.
I must say I am very impressed by the video footage, which nicely visualizes the content of the voiceover. But what is most incredible about this video is the voice of Christopher Hurt as John Galt. It’s a terse and sharp voice with a distinct quality of youth.
Overall, the video is a job well done. The haunting background score adds to the dramatic value of the speech: the music evokes a sense of religious reverence, like as if one is kneeling under the soaring roof of a cathedral, rapt in worship. I did find the video almost religiously apocalyptic; but then again, John Galt was indeed delivering an apocalyptic speech in the novel.
I look forward to the other parts of the video.
Text by Ayn Rand
Read by Christopher Hurt
Edited for YouTube by XCowboy2
Music by Dominick Argento.
Interestingly, when I posted this YouTube video on my blog, the post automatically registered the title of “666” (since each post has a number). I chose to let the number remain as the title of this post.