Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life — The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
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Includes these dialogue excerpts from the original motion picture:
This CD soundtrack from the feature documentary, Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life, features Jeff Britting’s original music from the film, Ayn Rand’s testimony before the House Committee on Un-American Activities, excerpts of narration by Sharon Gless, and dialogue from Ayn Rand’s play Ideal (performed by Janne Peters).

This unique soundtrack also contains two of Ayn Rand’s favorite “tiddlywink” pieces from her private record collection: Canadian Capers and Will o’ the Wisp.



1. Main Title: “A Sense of Life”
    Narration by Sharon Gless






2. Family, Youth and Independence


3. An Adult Entity


4. “Canadian Capers”
      Music by Gus Chandler, Bert White and Henry Cohen


5. Cyrus


6. Revolution, Victor Hugo and God


7. A Door Opening

  8. Aristotle and Plato

9. Russia as Hell


10. A Heart Skipping Beats


11. Arrival in America, Movies and DeMille


12. Her Ideal Face: Frank O’Connor


13. “Benevolent Inevitability”


14. “Writing Engine”


15. RKO and the Movie Diary


16. Ideal: “The Man and the Rock”
      Kay Gonda performed by Janne Peters


17. The Match King


18. Woman on Trial


19. We the Living


20. Permission Denied, Anthem and the Birth of
        The Fountainhead


21. Frank Lloyd Wright


22. H.U.A.C." “A Dubious Undertaking”
       Testimony: Congressman John McDowell and Ayn Rand


23. The Fountainhead: Novel to Film


24. Return to New York: Ayn and Frank’s theme


25. Atlas Shrugged: “The Feminine Roark”


26. America and “The Problem of Universals”


27. Non-fiction Marilyn Monroe, Racism, Apollo 11


28. Non-fiction Marilyn Monroe, Racism, Apollo 11


29. Man at His Best Narration by Sharon Gless
       End Credits
      “Will O’ the Wisp”
       Music by Herbert Kurster


Inside liner notes art from the CD: This series of photos was taken while Ayn Rand was studying acting at the Cinema Institute in Leningrad, USSR.


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