The Fountainhead (1949) Poster


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The Fountainhead (2019)
Based on the same source material.

Referenced in 

Barney Miller: The Architect (1980) (TV Episode)
Dietrich tells Barney that Mr. Speer wants to blow up his own building like Gary Cooper did in the movie The Fountainhead.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
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.
Bright Leaves (2003)
Mentioned by film buff John McElwee, cousin of Ross. Also mentioned by Patricia Neal in her interview.
Angels in America (2003) (TV Mini-Series)
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! (2005)
Zizek mentions this as the best American film of all-time
The Making of 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' (2008) (Video)
Steven Jay Rubin discusses selection of Patricia Neal
30 Rock: Anna Howard Shaw Day (2010) (TV Episode)
Jack says that "The Fountainhead" and "Uncle Buck" are tied for his favorite movie.
Ayn Rand: In Her Own Words (2011) (Video)
the film is mentioned
To Rome with Love (2012)
John tells Jack that Monica must have seen The Fountainhead (1949).
Identity Thief (2013)
Mentioned as the source of Diana's understanding of capitalism.
The Comix Scrutinizer: Armageddon #1 (2015) (TV Episode)
Dialogue: "The Fountainhead didn't have a scene where Howard Roark watched FDR fuck a pig"

Featured in 

Hollywood Mavericks (1990)
Cooper rejects OGlson's job
Kisses (1991) (TV Movie)
Moodily lit love scene between Neal and cooper.
TCM Guest Programmer: Tom Ford (2006) (TV Episode)
One of the films selected by the co-host
All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace: Love and Power (2011) (TV Episode)
clip used in discussion of Randian influence
Clear History (2013) (TV Movie)
Rolly watches the film and is influenced by it
Hollywood et les hommes (2013)
Clips featured
The Marvellous World of Roald Dahl (2016) (TV Movie)
Trailer shown

Spoofed in 

The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #10.11 (1976) (TV Episode)
Parodied within "Salute to Warner Bros." sketch.
Mighty Mouse, the New Adventures: Mouse and Supermouse/The Bride of Mighty Mouse (1988) (TV Episode)
Howard Hack is a parody of Howard Roark
The Simpsons: Four Great Women and a Manicure (2009) (TV Episode)
Maggie as Howard Roark

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