Randex

Friday 25 March 2016
Negative
Denise Cummins, Psychology Today

In a previous blog, I discussed what happens economically to a country or a business when Ayn Rand’s principles are applied. There are four good reasons why they fail so miserably.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 25 Mar 2016
Thursday 24 March 2016
Negative

…there was another influence on Paul Ryan who also has a lot to answer for if we are assessing the harsh, degrading rhetoric of modern conservatism: Ayn Rand. It wasn’t all that long ago that Ryan wasn’t giving sensitive speeches about empathy and caring, but was instead giving his interns his personal guidebook, “Atlas Shrugged,” for Christmas. He was such a devotee that he gave a speech at the Atlas Society, testifying to its great influence on his life. As recently as 2009, he was singing the praises of Rand “moral teachings”

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 24 Mar 2016
Tuesday 22 March 2016
Positive
Ainee Nizami, iDiva

The Fountainhead: You really need to be in the correct mind space when you pick up The Fountainhead. Published in 1943, the book really is way ahead of its time even now. The story of Howard Roark, a young architect who chooses to struggle and make his path rather than compromise and work with a corporate, is essentially all of us.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 22 Mar 2016
Saturday 19 March 2016
Neutral
Laurianne de Casanove, Ciné Chronicle

…Gary Cooper dans The Fountainhead de King Vidor (1949) Zack Snyder La nouvelle a de quoi étonner. Zack Snyder, réalisateur habitué des super héros et des DC comics (MAN OF STEEL…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 19 Mar 2016
Friday 18 March 2016
Neutral
Greg Dean Schmitz, Rotten Tomatoes

Zack Snyder revealed that he is also developing a new adaptation of Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead (that’s the one about architect Howard Roark), based on Rand’s screenplay for the 1949 movie starring Gary Cooper. Such a film is most likely at least a few years away from getting made (if it ever does), since most of Snyder’s time in the next few years will be devoted to Justice League Part One (11/17/17) and Justice League Part Two (6/14/19).

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 2016
Positive
Wilson Vianna, Pipoca Moderna

…do romance homônimo escrito pela filósofa russa Ayn Rand, “Vontade Indômita” (The Fontainhead) acompanha Howard Roark, um arquiteto independente, que prefere manter seus ideais a comprometer sua visão…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 2016
Positive
Gregory Wakeman, Cinema Blend

The director went from working on Man Of Steel straight into Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, while he’s also due to direct Justice League: Part One and Justice League: Part Two. That means that he'’ll have spent the best part of a decade entrenched in the superhero world. So it’s no surprise that Snyder is already looking to move away from the genre, and he’s now revealed that he plans on adapting one of the most famous books of all time, Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead.

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 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 over 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 2016
Negative

Zack Snyder’s announcement on Thursday that he has “been working on [Ayn Rand’s] ‘The Fountainhead,‘” because he’s always “felt like ‘The Fountainhead’ was such a thesis on the creative process and what it is to create something” only surprised those who haven’t been paying attention to Snyder’s particular brand of formally derivative, philosophically empty film-making, in which rich comic-book tapestries are ripped from their panels and transformed into pointless spectacles of sex and violence.

Posted over 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 over 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 2016
Positive
Jesse Giroux, JoBlo

Rand’s novel was previously adapted into the 1949 King Vidor film of the same name that starred Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal and Raymond Massey, however the movie received mostly negative reviews upon its release, and it failed to make back its production budget of $2.5 million. And although Rand wrote the screenplay and her reaction to the big screen take on her book was initially positive, the author later criticized several aspects of the film.

We’ll have to wait and see if Snyder is developing the project as a potential directing gig or producing vehicle…

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 2016
Neutral
Rich Johnston, Bleeding Cool News

…if Snyder does have Randian sympathies, then a few other things fall into place. His appreciation of the work of Frank Miller and 300. His increasing the audience engagement with Rorschach in Watchmen. And, for Man Of Steel...

Not once does Jonathan Kent teach Clark about the value of public service or helping people. And Superman in the end is only really acting in his own self interest.

Physically he certainly fits the model of the Randian hero, as do his morals. Stephen Newman compared the Randian hero to the concept of Friedrich Nietzsche’s “Superman” saying that “the Randian hero is really Nietzsche’s superman in the guise of the entrepreneur”.

Is this the Superman we have now? An Ayn Rand Superman? In that case why is he going up against free market businessman Bruce Wayne in the new film…?

Posted over 3 years ago Publication date: 18 Mar 2016