Individualistic and idealistic architect Howard Roark is expelled from college because his designs fail to fit with existing architectural thinking. He seems unemployable but finally lands a job with like-minded Henry Cameron, however within a few years Cameron drinks himself to death, warning Roark that the same fate awaits unless he compromises his ideals. Roark is determined to retain his artistic integrity at all costs. Written by
Col Needham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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According to Barbara Branden's biography, Ayn Rand
was furious when the courtroom speech was edited without her approval and refused to ever work with Warner Bros. in the future. See more
When Cameron smashes the window in Roark's office, you can see that the flag outside the window flying in the skyline is not rippling and therefore is part of a photographic backdrop rather than a live location. See more
Artistic value is achieved collectively by each man subordinating himself to the standards of the majority.
Referenced in Identity Thief