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Anthem Art Poster Designed by Artist Kerry O'Quinn 20" x 10" Our Price: $25.00 Statement From the Artist: My ANTHEM movie billboard illustration After six years at the University of Texas, I left Austin in 1963 and moved to Manhattan, eager for the excitement of Broadway and big-city life. I thought my education was complete, but my friend David Houston (with whom I pioneered 8 mm film making in high school) had just discovered a lecture series on the philosophy of Ayn Rand, and he twisted my arm into attending #4 in Basic Principles of Objectivism – “The Concept of God.” I had been raised a good Methodist, so imagine my shock when Nathaniel Branden destroyed God before my horrified eyes -- in an evening of infallible logical, with a twinkle in his eye. I couldn't argue with what he said that night, so I bought a paperback of ATLAS SHRUGGED, and for the next three months, on the subway to and from work, I read the twelve-hundred-page novel while attending weekly gatherings at the Roosevelt Hotel, completing the 20-lecture series that had captured me. From the moment I read Ayn Rand’s smallest book, ANTHEM, I saw it as a serious science-fiction movie. I was an artist, so I did several sketches of scenes I envisioned for ANTHEM, the movie – in Technicolor and CinemaScope, of course. I met Ayn Rand and Frank O’Connor, Nathaniel and Barbara Branden, Allan and Joan Blumenthal, Alan Greenspan and others in that amazing inner-circle, humorously called “The Collective.” When I started producing TV and radio commercials for Grey Advertising, my promotional mind inspired me to paint a billboard illustration to promote ANTHEM, the movie – and that is the art you have just purchased. In 2001 I moved to Hollywood and attended a Beverly Hills party where I met Jim Snider, another writer/producer who shared my passion for ANTHEM. We became friends and set about to devise a feature film that would dramatize this simple morality tale -- “Romeo and Juliet, in a future society that prevents their love by practicing what we’ve ever preached - uncompromised altruism.” While dramatizing all the memorable moments from ANTHEM, our screen treatment adds new characters and events that give the story a powerful plot, which Ayn Rand said the book did not have. We want to create a thrilling motion picture adventure for Rand fans worldwide, and for a new generation. Barbara Branden once told me, “You are the man born to make the movie of ANTHEM.” Kerry O’Quinn, Texas, New York, Hollywood, Earth
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of September 11th, The Clarion Fund which financed the making of the film has made it available for free to watch online for a limited time. The Salafis are supported directly by the Saudi monarchy in which this movement in Islam has been the pet of the House of Saud since the 17th century when the Saudi chief took ibn Al-Wahhab under his wing after being introduced to the king by the Saudi king's sons. The reality is that 9/11 happened because of terrorists inspired by the ideology outlined in this movie and was not the result of U.S. foreign policy. You need look no further than the terrorist's main backer Osama bin-Laden who was a devout Salafist/Wahhabi and had declared war on the U.S. in the late 1990's and shortly thereafter followed through stating it was legitimate to kill Americans. My Objectivist club hosted a viewing of this movie and the reactions we got from the audience ranged from surprise, shock, if not outright anger. Those of you wondering and (dare I say) in denial about the threat of radical Islam should give this movie a look. The Third Jihad lays out how and why the Islamism being perpetuated by countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran are a threat to the United States and Western civilization. http://www.thethirdj...om/10-year-911/