For screenwriter Dalton Trumbo
, the subject of the movie, vicious gossip led to him being blacklisted.
Trumbo narrates the events of those difficult times through the life of acclaimed scenarist and multiple Academy Award winner Dalton Trumbo
In 1947 prolific screenwriter Dalton Trumbo
(Bryan Cranston) and nine other prominent creative figures were called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in Washington, DC where they were asked to name communists working in show business.
And it is driven by an Oscar-nominated lead performance from Bryan Cranston as acclaimed screenwriter Dalton Trumbo
Opens Friday THE STARS Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Alan Tudyk THE STORY The anti-Communist witch hunt of the McCarthy era is seen here through the life of acclaimed screenwriter Dalton Trumbo
(Cranston), offering an enthralling glimpse into Hollywood politics in the late-1940s.
What's it about: In 1947, Dalton Trumbo
was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.
The next night we attended "Trumbo," the film about writer Dalton Trumbo
, who won the National Book Award for his anti-war novel Johnny Got His Gun.
Trumbo" star Bryan Cranston earned a best actor nod for his role as Dalton Trumbo
, while Helen Mirren got a best supporting actress nomination for playing gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.
Se basaria en un guion de 1965 de Dalton Trumbo
(guionista de Espartaco), actualizado por Steven Zaillian, autor de la adaptacion al cine de La lista de Schindler.
A rebel on the screen and off, he counts crediting blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo
on "Spartacus'' as his most rebellious move.
Douglas explains to his readers that by publicly crediting Dalton Trumbo
, a former communist, as the screenwriter, he effectively broke the studios' blacklist against professionals with communist ties.
Douglas, 95, who starred in the 'Spartacus' movie and helped produce it, reveals that Dalton Trumbo
wrote the screenplay after the blacklisted Trumbo had worked throughout the 1950s under assumed names.
Rather than opposing ideologues like Howard Fast (whose Marxism was so rigid that even Stalinist screenwriter Dalton Trumbo
was repelled), Miller now signed petitions on his behalf against the HUAC.
Plenty of other prominent historical figures put in appearances as well, including writers John Steinbeck and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, screenwriter Dalton Trumbo
, labor leaders Cesar Chavez and Harry Bridges, and Black Panther Party founder Huey Newton.
As the blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo
said of the McCarthy era, "Where there is fear, there is hysteria.