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Brief Synopsis Visionary student architect Howard Roark strives to break away from the classically  inspired designs of ordinary architects. His unwillingness to compromise, despite the  advice of his ambitious friend, Peter Keating, causes him to be kicked out of school, but  earns him a job with Henry Cameron, a talented architect, who also believes that form  must follow function.  After Cameron is completely destroyed by the system, Roark sets up his own company,  but gets only an occasional job. Roark is offered a commission to build a bank building,  but when he learns that the bank wants him to add some classical touches, he rejects  the commission, to the secret delight of Ellsworth Toohey, the architectural critic at the  Bulletin newspaper.  Gail Wynand, the owner of the Bulletin, holds a controlling interest in the bank, and when he asks Toohey to suggest a replacement for Roark, Toohey suggests the now  successful Peter Keating. Wynand is not impressed with Peter's work and consults with 
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