“Nobody has the right to tell you how to write, act, pray, speak, vote, protest, love, work, create, live, talk or THINK”
During the Cold War (1947-1991), America and the American congress always felt the threat of communism and the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). This caused an enormous amount of criminal and political investigations, interrogations and death penalties. Most people were accused of being an enemy spy. Of course, many of them were innocent.
Dalton Trumbo was one of them. He was a successful screenwriter and novelist. He and his nine friends (The Hollywood Ten) were in the motion picture industry during the 1950’s committee’s investigation of Communist influences. They were all subsequently blacklisted by that industry and forbidden to work on any movies. But he continued to write using pseudonyms (unreal names) and his uncredited work won two Academy Awards.
Trumbo is a biographical drama film which was nominated for one Oscar. It is directed by Jay Roach and written by John McNamara. The movie has a great cast including:
Bryan Cranston as Dalton Trumbo
Diane Lane as Cleo Trumbo
Helen Mirren as Hadda Hopper
Louis C.K. as Arlen Hird
My rate for this film is 4.5/5