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Dec 2, 2012

Paleo-Cinema Podcast 109- The Rocking Horse Fountainhead Winner

For 109 I look at two films from 1949 - the silly Objectivist pot-boiler The Fountainhead starring Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal and a much better British film, The Rocking Horse Winner starring John Mills, Valerie Hobson and John Howard Davies. There's also the news that Paleo-Cinema was reviewed by The Onion AV Club, and it's a good one.

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Dave said...

Terry -
I am getting a 404 error when I try to access this mp3.
It sounds good -sounds like what I thought of The Fountainhead when I saw it.
It's damn hard to put abstract concepts onto film.


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Timothy Liebe said...

THE FOUNTAINHEAD was a surprisingly not-bad adaptation of a book that meant a lot to me as a teenager, and still contains a few concepts about individual rights I don't entirely disagree with. As I get older, though, the fact that Ayn Rand's worldview was just as unrealistic as Karl Marx's becomes more obvious - it seemingly never occurred to her that the people who would more enthusiastically embrace her "philosophy" were the same "Looters and Moochers" she hated most!

That said, that whole "Rugged Individualist vs. Committee-Think" mindset translates easily to film - and Gary Cooper was just the guy to do it.