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Cimino, Michael (screenwriter); Ayn Rand (novel)
The Fountainhead (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)
N.p.: Partisan Productions, 1975. Draft script for an unproduced film. Laid in is a letter on William Morris Agency letterhead, dated September 13, 1976, to producer Elliott Kastner signed in holograph marker from Agent Bob Shapiro presenting Kastner with the script, stating "It is one helluva script, and I do hope you share my enthusiasm."From the estate of film producer Elliott Kastner, whose best known credits include "The Long Goodbye" (Robert Altman, 1973), "The Missouri Breaks" (Arthur Penn, 1976), and "Heat" (Michael Mann, 1996). Adapting Ayn Rand's 1943 novel had been a passion project for Michael Cimino throughout his career, heavily identifying with protagonist Howard Roark. According to, when asked in 2015 if he saw himself in Roark, "'Yes!' he barked, adding pointedly, 'The man who - like the critic in The Fountainhead, who destroyed Roark - tried to destroy Heaven's Gate, he died,' Cimino added. 'He's gone. I'm still here.'," referring to film critic Roger Ebert, who had passed away two years earlier and wrote a famously scathing review of Cimino's disastrously received 1980 film. In the mid 1970's, Cimino said he had an agreement with United Artist to adapt the novel, with Clint Eastwood slated to star as Roark. The project was postponed when Cimino began assisting writing on the 1979 film "The Rose," which he was slated to direct, but chose "Heaven's Gate" instead. Beige wrappers with white title label. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Michael Cimino and author Ayn Rand. 214 leaves, with last page of text numbered 214. Pho … [Click Below for Full Description]
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