Tuesday, June 06, 2006

The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead (1949)

Based on the Ayn Rand book of the same name. Individualistic and idealistic architect Howard Roark is expelled from college because his designs fail to fit with existing architectural thinking. He seems unemployable but finally lands a job with like-minded Henry Cameron, however within a few years Cameron drinks himself to death, warning Roark that the same fate awaits unless he compromises his ideals. Roark is determined to retain his artistic integrity at all costs.
My Two Cents: Miscast and too stuffy, but "cliffs notes" movie adequately boils 700 pages into two hours.

NetFlix Rank: n/a
IMDB Rank: 7/10

(note: this movie is not available via NetFlix)


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