History Literature / TheFountainhead

26th May '16 3:52:45 PM nombretomado
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* {{Badass}}: Howard Roark will never back down. Never. True to this trait, he [[spoiler: blows up what used to be his building because a bunch of Toohey's architect goons screwed with it]]. THEN, he [[spoiler: just stands there, looking at it]]. He doesn't even care that [[spoiler: he would obviously be caught, arrested, and put in jail]]! And it turns out he freaking [[spoiler: planned it that way in the first place, anyway]]! Plus, so many his lines are just SO badass.


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* TheDeterminator: Howard Roark will never back down. Never. True to this trait, he blows up what used to be his building because a bunch of Toohey's architect goons screwed with it. THEN, he just stands there, looking at it. He doesn't even care that he would obviously be caught, arrested, and put in jail! And it turns out he freaking planned it that way in the first place, anyway!
26th May '16 3:49:30 PM nombretomado
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* BlondesAreEvil and DefrostingIceQueen: Dominique (although Dominique isn't exactly 'evil,' she's more extremely pessimistic).


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%%* DefrostingIceQueen: Dominique (although Dominique isn't exactly 'evil,' she's more extremely pessimistic).
21st Dec '15 1:53:57 AM SeptimusHeap
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For more information on Objectivist ideas, please see UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}}

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For more information on Objectivist ideas, please see UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}}
UsefulNotes/{{Objectivism}}.

A 1947 Creator/GaryCooper film adaptation was directed by Creator/KingVidor.
19th Apr '15 1:37:39 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AmericanNewspapers: The Banner, owned by Gail Wynand and employer of Ellsworth Toohey and Dominique Francon.
* ArtistDisillusionment: happens to most of the artistic characters at one point or another.

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* AmericanNewspapers: The Banner, owned by Gail Wynand and employer of Ellsworth Toohey and Dominique Francon.
* ArtistDisillusionment: happens to most of the artistic characters at one point or another.
Francon.



* NamesTheSame: [[{{Halo}} Catherine Halsey]]



* SleeperHit: Rand had a devil of a time getting this book published. A reviewer at a publishing house fell in love with it and convinced his bosses to publish the book. They didn't do much advertising, and the book sold largely through word of mouth.



* ArtistDisillusionment: Ayn Rand didn't like the movie, even though the screenplay was almost completely done by her.



* ExecutiveMeddling: Largely {{subverted|Trope}}.



* RomanceOnTheSet
19th Apr '15 1:35:01 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ASharedSuffering: Howard's few close friends are other artists who aren't appreciated by society.



* AManIsNotAVirgin: Toohey, Wynand, Keating, and Roark to name a few. When they want some poontang, they get some poontang. Especially Wynand.


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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Toohey, Wynand, Keating, and Roark to name a few. When they want some poontang, they get some poontang. Especially Wynand.


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* ASharedSuffering: Howard's few close friends are other artists who aren't appreciated by society.
7th Sep '14 4:25:09 AM Telcontar
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* HollywoodLaw: Howard Roark is [[MotiveRant allowed to argue]] that his blowing up of a building ([[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking because his design for it had been changed]]) was justified and for the jury to acquit him (they do). No judge would permit him to argue for this, which is called jury nullification (ignoring the law even when the defendant is plainly guilty of violating it).



* RapeIsLove: The only thing more controversial than the philosophical content of this novel is whether or not Roark literally raped Dominique. It was clearly a "Bodice-ripper" style sex scene, and Dominique does describe the encounter as "rape" several times. However, not only were they clearly playing the "yes means no" coy courtship game beforehand, but Dominique described the sex as "rape" as part of a fantasy where she shocked everyone by publically announcing "I've been raped!" Saying "I've had really rough bodice-ripping ravishment-sex" probably wouldn't cause the desired effect.

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* RapeIsLove: ProtagonistCenteredMorality: Everyone who's poor deserves it except of course Henry Cameron, whose impoverished circumstances are because of eeeevil classical architecture. Then there's Howard Roark, the hero, who engages in [[AuthorAppeal sex that has]] {{questionable consent}} and domestic terrorism, yet it's treated as a good thing when despite spending eight pages in a Motive Rant about how and why he did the latter, he's [[HollywoodLaw found not guilty anyway]].
* QuestionableConsent:
The only thing more controversial than the philosophical content of this novel is whether or not Roark literally raped Dominique. It was clearly a "Bodice-ripper" style sex scene, and Dominique does describe the encounter as "rape" several times. However, not only were they clearly playing the "yes means no" coy courtship game beforehand, but Dominique described the sex as "rape" as part of a fantasy where she shocked everyone by publically announcing "I've been raped!" Saying "I've had really rough bodice-ripping ravishment-sex" probably wouldn't cause the desired effect.
30th Jun '14 8:01:16 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:305:Dominique Francon (Patricia Neal) & Howard Roark (GaryCooper) in the film]]

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[[caption-width-right:305:Dominique Francon (Patricia Neal) & Howard Roark (GaryCooper) (Creator/GaryCooper) in the film]]
22nd Mar '14 7:02:31 AM Willbyr
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''The Fountainhead'' is a 1943 novel by Creator/AynRand. It was [[TheFilmOfTheBook filmed]] in 1949, with Rand herself writing the screenplay.

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''The Fountainhead'' is a 1943 novel by Creator/AynRand. It was [[TheFilmOfTheBook filmed]] in 1949, made into a 1949 film starring Creator/GaryCooper and Patricia Neal, with Rand herself writing the screenplay.
17th Mar '14 10:33:10 PM shimaspawn
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[[caption-width-right:305:Dominique Francon (Patricia Neal) & Howard Roark (Gary Cooper) in the film]]

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[[caption-width-right:305:Dominique Francon (Patricia Neal) & Howard Roark (Gary Cooper) (GaryCooper) in the film]]
27th Sep '13 6:13:32 PM Willbyr
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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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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Roark confronts Gail Wynand accusing the editor of not remembering the campaign against the Enright House, since it was one of his many smear campaigns. Subverted when Gail retorts that while he stands by the campaign, he wasn't the editor at that time and claims to be aware of the damage inflicted to Roark by its publication.
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