Atlas Shrugged: Part III

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This is a story that begins

on a warm spring night...

at a meeting of the 20th

Century Motors employees.

It was a night

I'll never forget.

When the owner of the company

died, his children took over...

and brought in a new plan

to run the factory.

The plan was that everybody would

work as hard as they could,

but share in their salaries

and the profit based on need...

That is, those who claimed

they needed the money most...

were the ones

who got paid the most.

This is a crucial moment

in the history of this company.

Now remember, each of us

now belongs to the other...

by the moral law we all voted

for and we all accept.

I don't.

I don't accept it.

His words caused confusion,

but he stood there like a man

who knew he was right.

And I'm going to put a stop

to this once and for all.

How?

I'll stop

the motor of the world.

Who is that guy?

And with those words,

he was gone.

In the 12 years that followed, lights

went out in the great factories...

which had stood as solid

as oak trees for generations.

Their gates closed as if some silent power

had turned them into lifeless shells.

The world was quietly crumbling

with no end in sight.

The high seas

weren't safe anymore.

Cargo no longer reached

its destination.

Shortages grounded airlines and it

was too expensive for most to drive.

Regulations strangled the production

of coal, gas, oil and nuclear power.

Power outages were frequent because

no copper was available...

to maintain

the transmission lines.

Taggart Transcontinental, the

largest railroad in the country,

was one of the few things

still operating.

We began to wonder, we began to

talk about what he'd said...

and thought maybe

he'd kept his word...

That perhaps he had stopped

the motor of the world.

Some even tried to look for him, but

he had vanished without a trace,

and so had

a lot of other people.

We wondered what sort of impossible

power he had to keep his promise.

All the best and the brightest seemed

to be disappearing without explanation.

Perhaps people kept asking

the question...

because they knew something had

gone missing from the world.

Perhaps this is why

we began to say it.

We couldn't help but think

of the young lab engineer...

who said he would stop

the motor of the world.

You see, his name was...

Who is John Galt?

John Galt.

Don't... Don't move.

Miss Taggart, you're hurt.

- You know me.

- For many years.

- Do I know you?

- I think you do.

- What is your name?

- John Galt.

Your name is John Galt?

Why does that frighten you?

Because I believe you.

Was it you I was following?

Yes.

Where's your plane?

It's...

It's on the landing strip.

Landing strip?

On the other side of the valley.

There was no...

There was nothing.

Look. Closely.

You see that refracted image?

It's to keep out the uninvited.

I'll call Doc Hendricks.

See what you can do.

Right.

Hey, Doc.

Yeah, it's the plane.

Dagny. Are you all right?

Is that Dr. Akston?

Well, thank goodness for that.

I saved what I could

from the wreck.

The last time I saw you, I told

you you would never find him...

- and now here you are in his arms.

- In whose arms?

The man you were looking for...

My philosophy student.

The man who invented the motor.

You invented the motor?

You're lucky

you didn't break your neck.

- Is she all right?

- Appears to be.

Well, we didn't plan for this.

She'll be my responsibility.

Where are we?

Mulligan's Valley.

Midas!

- That was quite a stunt, Dagny.

- What are you doing here?

I saw your plane.

I never imagined

it was being piloted...

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