One acting note: Samantha Mathis does as well with Dagny Taggart as I think anyone could. It’s hard to stride, Taggart-style, without looking like you’re prancing or huffing, but Mathis brings it off. One does wonder about the Taggart Central railroad control crew, which is so pathetically unable to function if she’s not there. Who’s training these people, and what are the standards? Kind of an unintentional Leadership 101 moment.