The director of the Justice League will be controversial with his superhero successor.
Zack Snyder could be described as a unique director who has brought beautiful pictures to the screen. His quest to combine a distinctive visual style with the mass market appeal has been documented time and again as he tackles our favorite comic books and superheroes. However, Snyder has always made polarizing films because of his unwavering directing efforts. He never balances his responsibility for storytelling and his commitment to aesthetics. But all in the name of his unique vision, right?
When Snyder prepares for his post- Justice League comeback, he seems to have courted his hitherto most controversial film in a story, the so-called "Artistic Integrity." As shown on Vero (and on Twitter by a fan ̵
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Honestly, another adaptation of Ayn Rand is notorious , a startling novel does not immediately lead to a lot of self-confidence (a movie version of 1949 was made by King Vidor). "The Fountainhead" is either intriguing or simply disgusting, depending on who you ask. The novel focuses on an uncompromising architect named Howard Roark, who represents Rand's "ideal man" who embodies a philosophical system called Objectivism. In short, objectivism favors the pursuit of one's own happiness and ignores collectivism in favor of maintaining self-interest. According to Rand, a truly free person does not feel responsible for how his actions influence others. In Roark's case, his idea of visionary art is inherently linked to his brutality and selfishness.
Between the discussion of the changing architectural trends of the 20th century and his portrayal of the supposed "true artist" it is easy to see how the book could speak with a filmmaker like Snyder. When he announced his intention to direct [Fountainhead in 2016, the director even said:
"I always had the feeling that" The Fountainhead "is such a thesis about the creative process and what it is to create something. "
Snyder always tries to shoot blockbuster movies, he is called" Auteur ". But that may be a premature term because its risks have not always paid off. Snyder's work can be visually stunning, but they remain timid to the point of emotional emptiness. The audience had to watch the montage after assembling slow-motion action sequences and unnecessary collateral damage in any Snyder movie. The visual flatulence only makes it clearer that it can be fatiguingly shallow.
I will resign myself to criticizing Vitriol for the sake of Snyder's work at times ( Sucker Punch and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ). I also love seeing some of his films endlessly ( Dawn of the Dead remake and Watchmen are okay!). But even in their best form, Snyder's films are never thoroughly worth watching. If the action does not take so long that it's no fun, his films do not challenge the audience in ways that add to the blatant sensory overload of their images. Snyder's adaptions or remakes never ask refreshing questions that her source material has not already asked. Meanwhile, his original scripts are paperless from the start, hollow and meaningless in their grimness, but shiny and at least pretty.
On the one hand, Snyder's insistent innovative approaches to mainstream content push his work farther away the attractiveness and success of typically acclaimed blockbusters. On the other hand, the criticism that his work is only style over substance is not unfounded. Snyder appears to epitomize both the lavish emptiness criticized by The Fountainhead while also being a parallel to Roark due to a commitment to artistry. This makes his possible version of The Fountainhead more than a little parodic in its self-referential nature.
Ultimately, we can not ignore the book's harsh, self-invested political feelings. Nor can we apply them exclusively to art if the principles of objectivism were adopted in real life (usually conservatives and libertarians). More fittingly, in the era of #MeToo and Time's Up – when artists are rightly called to unacceptable behavior, regardless of their value to the entertainment industry – the question of whether we even get an adaptation of The Fountainhead should is a real elephant in the room.
In recent years, Snyder had politically-oriented projects outside of his comic adaptations. In addition to The Fountainhead he is also The Last Photograph a film about a war photographer based in Afghanistan, at some point on the run. Although it was originally announced that The Last Photograph would be Snyder's official sequel to Justice League – and there were even rumors that the film should begin filming in June – he seems to have shifted his priorities to have. In the wake of Michael Cimino, Phil Joanou and Oliver Stone, we'll soon see if Snyder ever gets his adaptation of this divisive novel.