[ExI] Attacking Rand
dan_ust at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 9 19:38:34 UTC 2009
--- On Tue, 6/9/09, natasha at natasha.cc <natasha at natasha.cc> wrote:
> Ah, come on ... "The Fountainhead" movie!
She wrote the screenplay (as well as the novel, of course:), didn't she?
> Gary Cooper all
> manly man and Patricia Neal as the deep-voiced beauty who
> allures him to her and who he causes to beg for more. King
> Vidor, the director, also directed War and Piece (Tolstoy)
> with Hepburn and Fonda. Not so *hot* as The Fountain,
> but nonetheless it's an American classic.
It's been a while, but I recall feeling that Gary Cooper did a very poor Howard Roark. I believe he completely messed up the trial speech. I feel Cooper is (and was) overrated, but I think this was not the kind of character he could do justice to. Of course, these are just my personal impressions and I also read the novel before seeing the movie. I wonder how I would've reacted if I saw the movie first.
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