- The Fountainhead (film)
name = The Fountainhead
caption = Promotional movie poster for the film
Gary Cooper Patricia Neal Raymond Massey Kent Smith
released = flagicon|United States
July 2, 1949
runtime = 114 min.
country = US
language = English
amg_id = 1:18305
imdb_id = 0041386
"The Fountainhead" is a 1949 American
drama filmbased on the book of the same name by Ayn Rand. The movie stars Gary Cooperas Howard Roark, Patricia Nealas Dominique Francon, Raymond Masseyas Gail Wynand, Robert Douglas as Ellsworth Toohey and Kent Smithas Peter Keating. The film was directed by King Vidor, with the screenplaywritten by Ayn Rand.
While the movie is an abridged version of the original novel, the general tone and intent was not significantly affected. However, one piece of drama was added. In the book, Gail Wynand contemplates suicide several times, and when giving in to the strikers and letting his paper denounce Roark he feels that he had in effect killed himself, even if remaining physically alive. In the film, he actually does kill himself once having secured Roark to complete his dream of the Wynand Building.
Rand demanded that the entire speech that Howard Roark gives at the end of the film be read exactly as in the original novel. Vidor initially agreed, but when shooting commenced on the scene, he decided to tighten it up a bit. Upon hearing this, Rand called the head of the studio demanding that the whole speech be filmed. Rand won out, and Vidor filmed the entire speech.Fact|date=October 2008 The scene goes on for nearly six minutes, one of the longest speeches ever in a feature film.Fact|date=October 2008
Max Steinercomposed the film's score, excerpts of which were included in RCA Victor's tribute to the composer, an album featuring the National Philharmonic Orchestraconducted by Charles Gerhardtand released on LP in 1973 and digitally remastered for CD.
The film was released in VHS format in 1990 and in 2006 as a DVD.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
The Fountainhead — Fountainhead redirects here. For other uses, see Fountainhead (disambiguation). The Fountainhead … Wikipedia
Duel in the Sun (film) — Duel in the Sun Directed by King Vidor Uncredited: Otto Brower William Dieterle Sidney Franklin William Cameron Menzies … Wikipedia
The Chocolate of the Gang — Directed by King Vidor Produced by Judge Willis Brown Written by Judge Willis Brown Starring Thomas Bellamy … Wikipedia
The Sufferer & the Witness — Studio album by Rise Against Releas … Wikipedia
The Simpsons (season 20) — The Simpsons Season 20 The Blu ray cover of this season s boxset. Country of origin United States … Wikipedia
The Red Star (video game) — Infobox VG title = The Red Star caption = developer = Acclaim/Archangel Studios publisher = XS Games distributor = designer = Stephen Dupree Peter Ong Ara Shirinian series = engine = version = released = April 2007 genre = Action, Beat em… … Wikipedia
The Perks of Being a Wallflower — infobox Book | name = The Perks of Being a Wallflower title orig = translator = image caption = author = Stephen Chbosky cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre = Young adult novel/Epistolatory novel publisher =… … Wikipedia
The American Adventure — Pour les articles homonymes, voir The American Adventure (homonymie). The American Adventure Façade du pavillon Localisation … Wikipédia en Français
The Magic Tour — Tournée de Queen Début de la tournée 7 juin 1986 Fin de la tournée 9 août 1986 Titres de la tournée voir programme Nombre de concerts 26 en … Wikipédia en Français
Atlas Shrugged (film) — Infobox Film name = Atlas Shrugged writer = Novel: Ayn Rand Screenplay: Randall Wallace James V. Hart Vadim Perelman David Kelley starring = Angelina Jolie Brad Pitt director = producer = John Aglialoro Howard Baldwin Karen Baldwin Michael Burns… … Wikipedia