This e-mail went out to everyone on the Atlas Shrugged movie promo list this morning:
Striker, In response to the overwhelming reception, and seemingly endless debate, accompanying the unveiling of the Atlas Shrugged Movie trailer, we are proud to share with you a very special clip pulled directly from the film. The clip shows Henry Rearden... the clip shows Henry... Eh ehm... I guess you'll just have to watch to find out exactly what Henry's doing.
"Eh ehm," indeed. It's a good sign when your trailer is so incompetent that it makes you release part of a movie in order to show that you can actually string shots together to make a scene. And it's another good sign when you have to get prospective viewers to demand that local theaters show your film. (76 people in the Detroit metro area! 79 people in the Dallas metro area! That is enough people to half-fill a small theater, once!)