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Thursday 14 April 2016
Neutral
FOX 11 Los Angeles

On the big screen, Germann can currently be seen in the Warner Brothers film GET HARD starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. He also recently appeared in the Noah Pritzker directed drama QUITTERS, ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART III based on Ayn Rand’s novel…

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 14 Apr 2016
Sunday 03 April 2016
Mixed
Garry Reed, The Examiner

…a passing reply in a Hollywood Reporter interview with Director/Producer Zack Snyder who said, “I have been working on The Fountainhead.” That was enough for Rand-ripping writer Vince Mancini at Uproxx, an essentially unknown, never-heard-of, off-the-beaten site map net nest that imagines itself an eMag or webzine or blogazette or PixelPub or somesuch, to create a hatchet-hacking tract.

The massive black headline from Uproxx is pure libertarian/Objectivist click bait. Three of its 14 words are “Libertarian,” “Ayn Rand” and “Fountainhead.” This heavy header hovers above a photo of Snyder with a familiar Ayn Rand headshot photoshopped into it.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 03 Apr 2016
Wednesday 30 March 2016
Negative
John Ellis, PJ Media

It’s no wonder that mentioning either Margaret Sanger or Ayn Rand prompts entrenched, passionate responses from many people. Sanger and Rand’s voices reflect many of the most cherished or hated ideals held by both sides. Considering how polar opposite Sanger and Rand’s ideologies are, it should be easy to determine which lady said what. And this is good news, since there is a quiz, of sorts, below.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 29 Mar 2016
Monday 21 March 2016
Mixed
Todd Seavey, Splice Today

…I admit my own reaction was to think Snyder would be well-suited to a romantic, larger-than-life Rand adaptation. And now Snyder says he’s tempted to adapt Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead—another work that, like Rand herself, could sort of go either way: libertarian-uplifting or Nietzschean-scary. Rand ended up a useful part of the libertarian coalition, but her most diehard fans tend to gloss over the weirdness of her early, more overtly Nietzschean writings, which were less tempered by concern about adhering to property rights and morality.

Snyder may find himself directing a fellow Rand fan even before then, though, since hot bisexual atheist Rand-reader Amber Heard is slated to play Aquaman’s amphibious bride Mera in future Justice League movies. I bet she wouldn’t say no to the chance to play Dominique in Fountainhead, either. Like other Rand works, it’s got kinky sex, for starters.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 21 Mar 2016
Friday 18 March 2016
Positive
Witney Seibold, Crave Online

Snyder is fighting an uphill battle. The three previous attempts to bring an earnest version of Ayn Rand to the big screen resulted in a scattered and cheap trilogy of Atlas Shrugged features that were critically panned and made very little money. The series was so unsuccessful that the producer required a Kickstarter campaign to complete the third film, which is very much counter to the Do-It-All-Yourself-and-Screw-Everyone-Else philosophies espoused by Rand.

Libertarians are a small but increasingly vocal political group in this country, and Ayn Rand has re-entered the cultural conversation in recent years, largely thanks to the notorious Atlas Shrugged movies. We shall see if Snyder is seen to do the work justice or not.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 2016
Positive
J.E. Reich, Tech Times

Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has only a week to go before it hits theaters, but that hasn’t stopped the director from discussing possible future projects. From what we know so far, it might be the first George Washington biopic ever made — or it might be an adaptation of author Ayn Rand’s first successful novel, The Fountainhead.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 2016
Negative
Owen Williams, Empire Online

It’s little more than an aside in a bigger THR piece about Zack and Deborah Snyder’s plans for the post-Batman V Superman DC movie universe. But it appears that, in rare moments of spare time, Zack Snyder is working on an adaptation of Ayn Rand’s anti-utopian, anti-altruist novel The Fountainhead.

Rand’s right-wing bible was previously filmed in 1949 by King Vidor, from a screenplay by the author herself. “Warner Bros. owns [that] script,” Snyder explains, “and I’ve just been working on that a little bit. I’ve always felt like The Fountainhead was such a thesis on the creative process and what it is to create something.”

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 2016
Positive
Total Film

…bezig houdt. Dat blijkt een opmerkelijke te zijn: Ayn Rand. Hij zou het boek The Fountainhead dat de Amerikaanse schrijfster in 1943 gepubliceerd kreeg graag willen verfilmen. ”Ik werk aan The…

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 2016
Thursday 17 March 2016
Negative
Vince Mancini, Uproxx

If you’ll remember, some Ayn Rand fanboys – Shruggalos, as I like to call them – financed a three-part adaptation of Atlas Shrugged, partly through Kickstarter, the third of which came out in 2014. Of course, you can’t bring up Ayn Rand’s name without immediately thinking of the radical libertarians she inspired, but if my hazy memory of The Fountainehead is accurate, her individualized ethos was confined mainly to the creative process, where some might argue it belongs.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 2016
Neutral
Adam Chitwood, Collider.com

So yeah, it appears as though during Snyder’s downtime from dealing with some of the biggest superheroes in the world, he’s been toiling away on developing something entirely different.

Rand’s book follows an individualistic young architect named Howard Roark who makes the choice to struggle in obscurity rather than compromise his artistic vision, as he favors modern architecture over the establishment-supported traditional style. As with all of Rand’s work, it’s a philosophical work of fiction that deals with topics like individualism versus collectivism, and has been used as a political token in the ensuing years.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 17 Mar 2016
Tuesday 15 March 2016
Neutral
Alyssa Rosenberg, Washington Post

[Matt Lewis:] I think the “Rocky” movies, interestingly, not to say that they were written by a Christian or a conservative, I think those are examples of movies that are wholesome, positive values and blockbusters. Obviously sports movies tend to do well in this kind of genre. I think the worst movies are like, the “Atlas Shrugged” movies, which don’t work.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 15 Mar 2016
Thursday 03 March 2016
Neutral
Gary Dretzka, Movie City News

A more recent example of misplaced chutzpah was evidenced in the dreadful Atlas Shrugged trilogy, which, dollar for dollar, may be one of the greatest box-office flops in history … times three.

Posted about 3 years ago Publication date: 03 Mar 2016