The Fountainhead (1949)
Dietrich tells Barney that Mr. Speer wants to blow up his own building like Gary Cooper did in the movie The Fountainhead.
The book that Robbie tries to lend to Baby as an explanation for his refusal to help Penny is The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Rand was the creator of a philosophy called Objectivism, which holds (among other beliefs) that it is more important for a person to be concerned with his or her own well-being rather than to try to help others. Some of her adherents (including, apparently, Robbie) interpret her books as justification for selfish and self-serving behavior and the disavowal of responsibility to others.
Mentioned by film buff John McElwee, cousin of Ross. Also mentioned by Patricia Neal in her interview.
Louis says to Joe that their fight "was like a sex scene in an Ayn Rand novel," referring to the scene in The Fountainhead with Howard, Dominique, and the riding crop.
Zizek mentions this as the best American film of all-time
Steven Jay Rubin discusses selection of Patricia Neal
the film is mentioned
John says Monica must have seen the movie "The Fountainhead"
Mentioned as the source of Diana's understanding of capitalism.
Cooper rejects OGlson's job
Moodily lit love scene between Neal and cooper.
Rolly watches the film and is influenced by it
Parodied within "Salute to Warner Bros." sketch.
Howard Hack is a parody of Howard Roark
Maggie as Howard Roark