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  1. vincentbergerond@gmail.com's rating of the film The Fountainhead

    Still true about a lot of art celebrated today . In architecture I am not sure, but in music and cinema, what is financed, it is often only because it is collective and trendy (the sacrifice trap), rarely because of the original quality. Still, they keep playing the music of Edgar Varèse and Charles Ives in the 21th century. I hope communism will be replaced by something else in the art world, it does not work.

  2. Alex Lewis's rating of the film The Fountainhead

    Funny how the ‘collectivist’ classical taste is now the mainstay for libertarian types, proving that good and bad taste is mutable.

  3. Chris DeFalco's rating of the film The Fountainhead

    The spare, jagged, angular set design and intense blacks are the only thing making this remotely watchable. Deliriously stupid. Stylish pulpy look. Rand's horrendous dialogue ("I play the stock market of the soul... and sell short.") is only worsened by the equally awful performances (labored, wooden, mechanical to the point of seeming like parody). An ode to the intersection of fascism and narcissism.

  4. Daniel S.'s rating of the film The Fountainhead

    Incredibly intelligent movie that covers a lot of intellectual grounds still relevant today if you can get past the political interpretation (communism, personality cult, fascism, etc.). Masterpiece.

  5. Aardsy's rating of the film The Fountainhead

  6. Basqueville's rating of the film The Fountainhead

    D'un manichéisme à donner le tournis. Peut-être à voir pour cette raison : vous ne verrez jamais un film aussi manichéiste que ça dans l'histoire du cinéma. Une prouesse dans le genre.

  7. grotesc's rating of the film The Fountainhead

  8. Polónio's rating of the film The Fountainhead

    The worst thing about the movie is the gratuitous hate it gets from people who don't dig Ayn Rand. It's worth the watch simply because Patricia Neal can do no wrong.

  9. Ethan's rating of the film The Fountainhead

    Gary Cooper's performance is what makes this crazy melodrama watchable. King Vidor brings to vivid life Ayn Rand's wet dream with impressive set design and masterful direction.

  10. Bilouaustria's rating of the film The Fountainhead

    Over the top as often with King Vidor but Hollywood at its best. So much passion, vision, intensity ! Each and every scene is efficient, to the nerve, and visually astonishing. It is for sure a masterpiece, but i guess a complex one, because H.Roark is not what you can call a typical hero (quite the contrary). I know the script made a lot of viewers crazy but i love the flaws and the ambiguity all the same.

  11. FISCHER's rating of the film The Fountainhead

    >>> Une oeuvre solide comme un building (yankee) d'un excellent King Vidor... www.cinefiches.com

  12. manybits's rating of the film The Fountainhead

    Randism as the official religion of America First.

  13. David Sindmark Hörnfeldt's rating of the film The Fountainhead

    For some reason, I've seen this. It's a finely mounted production built around a deeply stupid story.

  14. msmichel's rating of the film The Fountainhead

    Ayn Rand herself adapted her novel to screen here with this cinematic ode to individualism over collectivism. Gary Cooper, despite being too old for the part, plays an architect without compromise who will not betray his 'self' for any temptation, going to any length to protect his creations even their destruction. Patricia Neal gives a star making performance here. Though directed by Vidor its Rand's vision.

  15. Diderot's rating of the film The Fountainhead

    Ayn Rand's facile anti-communism meets with one of Hollywood's greatest directors. Patricia Neal is the the heart and soul of this adaptation. Only the final speech near the end will ruin your fun.

  16. jjk's rating of the film The Fountainhead

    trust ayn rand to write the worst film ive ever had the displeasure of watching

  17. Samuel Andrade's rating of the film The Fountainhead

  18. Bogdan Liviu's rating of the film The Fountainhead

    If you can ignore the cheesy romance, then this is a masterpiece. The individual against the collective!

  19. Howard Fritzson's rating of the film The Fountainhead

    This crazy film is so much fun to watch. Everything--the acting, the dialogue--is over the top. It is an opera without the singers. Amazingly, Patricia Neal and Raymond Massey, fine actors, manage not to make total fools of themselves. Gary Cooper fits in too well with Ayn Rand's ideology. She knew how to write melodramatic dialogue, though. Check out her script for "Love Letters" of 1945, particularly the last line.

  20. espaçonimas's rating of the film The Fountainhead

    "VONTADE INDÓMITA" de King Vidor no ciclo CINEMA CLÁSSICO -ESPAÇO NIMAS (Av. 5 de Outubro, Lisboa), segunda-feira dia 15/04 às 18h30. Apareçam!

  21. Christian Harding's rating of the film The Fountainhead

    Less than 2 hours is waaay too short for an adaptation of the novel. I think I'll give this a pass.

  22. In An Expression Of The Inexpressible's rating of the film The Fountainhead

    For Žižek it's the best american movie of all time

  23. Joseph Judge's rating of the film The Fountainhead

    If you just pay attention to Cooper and Neal, Vidor's direction, the cinematography, art direction and score and ignore any trace of Ayn Rand and her filth, this is a pretty good movie! Albeit one without a offensively hamfisted plot and terrible screenplay, which doesn't really make it a movie anymore - but I much prefer it that way.

  24. benvanloon's rating of the film The Fountainhead

    One of the most unwatchable films of all time.

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