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The Fountainhead (1949) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by King Vidor and produced by Henry Blanke.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Ayn Rand published in 1943.

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THE FOUNTAINHEAD ( 1949 )

By Theresa Brown on Apr 8, 2016 From CineMaven's Essays from the Couch

They say there?s no frigate like a book. But what happens when you turn a frigate into a movie? What?ve you got then? Now Voyaging and Speakeasy have partnered up again to host this weekend?s ?BOOK TO COVER: Books to Film Blogathon.? It?s pretty self-explanatory: ?This blogathon is your opportunity... Read full article


The Fountainhead (1949)

By Beatrice on Jun 10, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Fountainhead Directed by King Vidor Written by Ayn Rand based on her novel 1949/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/Hulu Plus I cannot fully express my feelings about this film without spoilers. ?Normally, I would suggest that my readers watch the film first but in this case I wouldn’t go ... Read full article


The Fountainhead, Often and Oftener Viewings Makes It Better and Better

By C. S. Williams on Dec 8, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

With each viewing of The Fountainhead rather than growing tired of the 65 year old picture, I admire it more and more. Raymond Massey was never more sleazy (in the first two-thirds of the movie), Cooper, strong, silent, never more Cooperesque than in The Fountainhead and Patricia Neal, never more be... Read full article


The Fountainhead, Often and Oftener Viewings Makes It Better and Better

By C. S. Williams on Dec 8, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

With each viewing of The Fountainhead rather than growing tired of the 65 year old picture, I admire it more and more. Raymond Massey was never more sleazy (in the first two-thirds of the movie), Cooper, strong, silent, never more Cooperesque than in The Fountainhead and Patricia Neal, never more be... Read full article


The Fountainhead, Often and Oftener Viewings Makes It Better and Better

By C. S. Williams on Dec 8, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

With each viewing of The Fountainhead rather than growing tired of the 65 year old picture, I admire it more and more. Raymond Massey was never more sleazy (in the first two-thirds of the movie), Cooper, strong, silent, never more Cooperesque than in The Fountainhead and Patricia Neal, never more be... Read full article


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Peter Keating: You can't hope to survive unless you learn how to compromise. Now, watch me! In just a few short years I'll shoot to the top of the architectural profession because I'm going to give the public what it wants.


Howard Roark: I don't give or ask for help!


Dominique Francon: I'll marry you. Don't you want to ask me any questions?
Gail Wynand: No.
Dominique Francon: Thank you. You're making it easier for me.
Gail Wynand: Whatever your reason, I shall accept it. What I want to find in our marriage will remain my own concern. I exact no promises and impose no obligations. Incidentally, since it is of no importance to you, I love you.


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Facts about

Ayn Rand was furious when she heard that Howard Roark's speech at the trial was being trimmed, chiefly because it was considered long, rambling and confusing, especially to Gary Cooper who didn't understand it. She got the studio to make sure that the speech was untouched and in its entirety in the finished product.
Ayn Rand only agreed to make her book into a movie if the director promised that everything she wrote would make it into the final product.
According to Barbara Branden's biography, Ayn Rand was furious when the courtroom speech was edited without her approval and refused to ever work with Warner Bros. in the future.
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