The Fountainhead
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Connect with IMDb



2016 | 2015 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

9 items from 2016


The political messages in blockbuster movies

14 July 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Andrew Blair Jul 20, 2016

From Forrest Gump and The Incredibles, through to Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and The Muppets - exploring the politics of big films.

Some movies wear their political messages lightly, some club you over the head. Guardians Of The Galaxy’s most explicit political statement is probably ‘We are Groot’, which could mean anything from ‘You’re my friends’ to a thesis on the benefits of intersectionality. Team America: World Police, on the other hand, provides an argument for military intervention that probably isn’t covered in the Chilcot Report.

Some movies, though, have messages buried at varying depths in the subtext that don’t come out straight away upon the their release. The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, despite having been published in 1955, achieved this. The influence of World War One - the trenches and mechanised warfare - influence a technophobia, as does growing up near the Black Country. »

Permalink | Report a problem


Remembering Michael Cimino, Dead at 77

2 July 2016 2:47 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

It had been a long time since I was in the same room with director Michael Cimino. My first job out of Nyu Cinema Studies was in the publicity department at United Artists in New York, where I witnessed the long delays on Cimino’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning 1978 anti-war diatribe “The Deer Hunter,” the period western “Heaven’s Gate.”

The director got caught up in chasing authenticity in the myriad details of the production, training for weeks the cast led by Kris Kristofferson and Isabelle Huppert to roller-skate for one scene — and demanding endless retakes until he shot more feet of film, over 1 million, than even Francis Coppola did on another memorably out-of-control UA movie, “Apocalypse Now.” The original $11 million budget bloated to $32 million (Cimino’s figure), as recounted in Steven Bach’s “Final Cut: Art, Money and Ego in the Making of ‘Heaven’s Gate.’

“Heaven’s »

- Anne Thompson

Permalink | Report a problem


Remembering Michael Cimino, Dead at 77

2 July 2016 2:47 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It had been a long time since I was in the same room with director Michael Cimino. My first job out of Nyu Cinema Studies was in the publicity department at United Artists in New York, where I witnessed the long delays on Cimino’s follow-up to his Oscar-winning 1978 anti-war diatribe “The Deer Hunter,” the period western “Heaven’s Gate.”

The director got caught up in chasing authenticity in the myriad details of the production, training for weeks the cast led by Kris Kristofferson and Isabelle Huppert to roller-skate for one scene — and demanding endless retakes until he shot more feet of film, over 1 million, than even Francis Coppola did on another memorably out-of-control UA movie, “Apocalypse Now.” The original $11 million budget bloated to $32 million (Cimino’s figure), as recounted in Steven Bach’s “Final Cut: Art, Money and Ego in the Making of ‘Heaven’s Gate.’

“Heaven’s »

- Anne Thompson

Permalink | Report a problem


Michael Cimino, ‘Deer Hunter’ and ‘Heaven’s Gate’ Director, Dies at 77

2 July 2016 1:37 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Michael Cimino, who won Oscars as director and a producer of “The Deer Hunter” before “Heaven’s Gate” destroyed his career and sped up the demise of 60-year-old United Artists, has died. He was believed to be 77.

Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux tweeted the news Saturday, writing that he died in peace surrounded by those close to him and the two women who loved him. “We loved him too,” wrote Fremaux.

Michael Cimino est mort, en paix, entouré des siens et de ces deux femmes qui l'aimaient. Nous l'aimions aussi. pic.twitter.com/emPv4nj5cZ

— Thierry Fremaux (@Thierryfremaux) July 2, 2016

His birthday is usually cited as Feb. 3, 1939, though many facts about Cimino’s life, including his birthdate, were shrouded in conflicting information. 

Cimino directed eight films in his career. His first film was 1974’s “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot”; his second was the 1978 Vietnam War masterpiece “The Deer Hunter,” which won five Academy Awards, »

- Tim Gray

Permalink | Report a problem


Snyder Talks Further "300" Sequels

19 March 2016 1:57 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

When he's not preoccupied with the future of the DC Cinematic Universe, filmmaker Zack Snyder has been talking briefly about other projects he might pursue once he has the time - projects which have raised eyebrows. Earlier this week came word of his desire to do a film adaptation of Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead," and a few weeks back he suggested he wanted to do a George Washington biopic in the style of "300".

Indeed it seems the later might ended up being a direct part of "300", Snyder revealing in a new interview with Collider this weekend that beyond the sequel "300: Rise of an Empire," there's talk of essentially turning the "300" name into a franchise brand that could be slapped onto tales of any historical battle in which a small group takes on a mighty army. When asked if there would be a third "300" film, Snyder said:

"There may be. »

- Garth Franklin

Permalink | Report a problem


After Justice League, Zack Snyder Wants To Tackle One Of History's Most Famous Books

18 March 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Zack Snyder’s been a rather busy boy over the last few years. 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. Zack Snyder made this admission while talking to The Hollywood Reporter. The Watchmen, 300, and Dawn Of The Dead director revealed that Warner Bros. owns the script and he has his own take on what to do with the »

Permalink | Report a problem


Movie News: Simon Pegg Touted for Spielberg's 'Ready Player One'; Watch New 'Tarzan' Trailer

18 March 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Ready Player One: Simon Pegg (above in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) is in negotiations to join the cast of Ready Player One, to be directed by Steven Spielberg. Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn are already set to star in the adaptation of Ernest Cline's popular novel. If things work out, Pegg will portray Orgen Morrow, the cocreator of a virtual world known as Oasis. Production is slated to begin in June; the movie is scheduled for release on March 30, 2018. [Heat Vision]   The Fountainhead: Zack Snyder wants to bring Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead to the big screen. "I've always felt like The Fountainhead was such a thesis on the creative process and what it is to create something," he said. "Warner Bros. owns [Ayn...

Read More

»

- Peter Martin

Permalink | Report a problem


Snyder To Adapt Ayn Rand's "Fountainhead"

17 March 2016 2:12 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A week ahead of the release of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," a new feature piece about the film's director Zack Snyder and his wife and producing partner Debra Snyder has gone online over at THR.

The most surprising bit of news in the whole piece though comes when the pair are asked about what other projects they're developing outside the DC cinematic universe. It seems Snyder is working on a film adaptation of "Atlas Shrugged" author Ayn Rand's other most famous work - "The Fountainhead". Zack says:

"We have The Last Photograph that I've been working on for a long time. It's a small, sort of weird project about a war photogra­pher in Afghanistan. I have been working on The Fountainhead. I've always felt like The Fountainhead was such a thesis on the creative process and what it is to create something. Warner Bros. owns [Ayn Rand's] script »

- Garth Franklin

Permalink | Report a problem


Zack Snyder Has Plans To Adapt Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead

17 March 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

You’ve got to wonder if Zack Snyder ever takes vacations. The man largely responsible for bringing Warner Bros. Extended Universe to life – along with his producing partner Deborah Snyder – never seems to take a break. Straight after locking down the final cut on Batman v Superman, he jetted off to London to start prepping for Justice League Part 1, and afterwards he’ll probably dive into Part 2. So what’s next?

Interestingly enough, Snyder spoke to THR about the projects on his upcoming slate. And they’re nothing to do with superheroes:

“We have The Last Photograph that I’ve been working on for a long time. It’s a small, sort of weird project about a war photogra­pher in Afghanistan. I have been working on The Fountainhead. I’ve always felt like The Fountainhead was such a thesis on the creative process and what it is to create something. »

- Gem Seddon

Permalink | Report a problem


2016 | 2015 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009

9 items from 2016


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners