History Literature / TheFountainhead

5th May '18 4:29:25 PM Saveelich
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A 1947 Creator/GaryCooper film adaptation was directed by Creator/KingVidor.

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A 1947 film with Creator/GaryCooper film adaptation was directed by Creator/KingVidor.
Creator/KingVidor. Creator/ZackSnyder is working on a new adaptation.
20th Feb '18 5:31:35 PM sabinscabin
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* {{Bromance}}: Roark and Wynand, Roark and Mallory, Mike and Mallory. All of these can possibly be interpreted as HoYay by at least some readers. The author may not have intended this, but Roark and Wynand's Bromance comes across has pretty, ahem, subtexty (admittedly, this is a subjective judgement). Roark and Steve Mallory is total hurt/comfort material. Even the Objectivist scholar Chris Matthew Sciabarra devoted a chapter in his "Ayn Rand, Homosexuality and Human Liberation" to "Male Bonding in the Randian Novel."

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* {{Bromance}}: Roark and Wynand, Roark and Mallory, Mike and Mallory. All of these can possibly be interpreted as HoYay by at least some readers. The author may not have intended this, but Roark and Wynand's Bromance comes across has as pretty, ahem, subtexty (admittedly, this is a subjective judgement). Roark and Steve Mallory is total hurt/comfort material. Even the Objectivist scholar Chris Matthew Sciabarra devoted a chapter in his "Ayn Rand, Homosexuality and Human Liberation" to "Male Bonding in the Randian Novel."
12th Nov '17 3:18:56 PM TrollBrutal
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* TabloidMelodrama: "The Banner" is a lurid tabloid filled with loathsome values, directed toward the most vulgar tastes of the crowd Wynand is aware of its malevolence, but keeps editing it because it's very profitable.

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* TabloidMelodrama: "The Banner" is a lurid tabloid filled with loathsome values, directed toward the most vulgar tastes of the crowd crowd. Wynand is aware of its malevolence, but keeps editing it because it's very profitable.
12th Nov '17 12:50:58 PM Timjames98
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* StarvingArtist: Henry Cameron is described as being an architectural genius, but because he only builds modernist buildings he is in poverty.

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* StarvingArtist: Henry Cameron is described as being an architectural genius, but because he only builds modernist buildings he is in poverty. Roark likewise struggles with business. Both these men are contrasted by Keating and Francon, who are extremely wealthy but who make money by manipulating others rather than by any real merit.
12th Nov '17 12:43:34 PM Timjames98
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* KlingonPromotion: Peter Keating becomes partner by intentionally causing Lucius Heyer to die of a heart attack.
12th Nov '17 12:39:26 PM Timjames98
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* DrowningMySorrows: How Henry Cameron deals with commercial failure and with society's refusal to accept his ideas.
12th Nov '17 12:37:05 PM Timjames98
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* DeadpanSnarker: The narrator falls into this at times. The description of the Stanton Institute of Technology notes all the classicist design features that would make it highly defensible in the event of a medieval siege ... which a modern university isn't likely to face.



* MentorArchetype: Henry Cameron is a clear example; he's one of the only men Roark actually respects and until his dying breath he teaches and advises Roark on architecture.
** Another example is the Math Professor at the Stanton Institute of Technology. When the rest of the school wanted Roark expelled for designing modernist buildings, he advocated vigorously on Roark's behalf.
* MentorsNewHope: Howard Roark seems to be this to Henry Cameron. Cameron's secretary even took a double-take when Roark asked for a job interview, and it took seeing Roark's architectural designs to convince Cameron that it wasn't a trick.



* SelfMadeMan

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* SelfMadeMan SelfMadeMan: Roark was born to a poor industrial worker. He paid his own way through college by doing construction work.



* TabloidMelodrama: "The Banner" is a lurid tabloid filled with loathsome values, directed toward the most vulgar tastes of the crowd. Wynand is aware of its malevolence, but keeps editing it because it's very profitable.

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* StarvingArtist: Henry Cameron is described as being an architectural genius, but because he only builds modernist buildings he is in poverty.
* TabloidMelodrama: "The Banner" is a lurid tabloid filled with loathsome values, directed toward the most vulgar tastes of the crowd. crowd Wynand is aware of its malevolence, but keeps editing it because it's very profitable.
6th Nov '17 6:36:47 PM DragonQuestZ
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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Wynand]]
* LittleBlackDress
* {{Melodrama}}

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Wynand]]
[[spoiler:Wynand, at the end, from feeling he's not as worthy of a man as Howard.]]
* LittleBlackDress
LittleBlackDress: Dominique's style is shown with a long, black evening dress, with just a touch of white fur on the neckline.
* {{Melodrama}}{{Melodrama}}: The film isn't subtle in its message or tone.



* OnlyAModel

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* OnlyAModelOnlyAModel: When Howard's first major building is built, there is a party held there, with a miniature of the building displayed.



* SimpleYetOpulent: Dominique's black evening dress and cape are, save for the white ermine trim, simple-looking.

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* SimpleYetOpulent: Dominique's black evening dress and cape are, save for the have little decoration other than each having a bit of white ermine trim, simple-looking.trim.



30th Oct '17 9:31:10 AM YasminPerry
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* BrokenAesop: Roark delivers lengthy monologues on working alone and the strength of the individual, even though he is an ''architect.'' Architects simply cannot build buildings alone. They ''need'' the help of others to create structures. So this book's "philosophy" basically cancels itself out.
9th Sep '17 3:56:03 PM nombretomado
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* AmericanNewspapers: The Banner, owned by Gail Wynand and employer of Ellsworth Toohey and Dominique Francon.
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