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Trumbo
The story of Dalton Trumbo, like never before.
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Trumbo

English
Drama
12 Feb, 2016
2 hrs 04 mins
75%
80 votes
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SYNOPSIS
The successful career of Hollywood screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo, comes to an end when he is
blacklisted in the 1940s for being a Communist.
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The collision of American entertainment and anti-communism in the 1940s and 50s has inspired a dizzying array of movies, both fictional and factual. Time and again, Hollywood has returned to a subject that offers a heady cocktail of drama, politics and nostalgic showbusiness intrigue; from Irwin Winkler`s Guilty By Suspicion (1991), which cast Robert De Niro as a film-maker torn between losing work and naming names, to George Clooneys Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), which revisited TV journalist Edward R Murrow`s on-air battles with McCarthy, via Frank Darabont`s whimsical The Majestic (2001), in which Jim Carreys amnesiac screenwriter winds up restoring a small-town cinema after being hounded out of Tinseltown as an anti-war ``red``. ...Read full review
Sitting in a bathtub with a pen in one hand and glass of whiskey in the other, a long cigarette holder dangling beneath his wiry moustache, Dalton Trumbo wrote countless Hollywood screenplays. From B-movies to Oscar winners, he remained prolific throughout his career, even during the 13 years he was blacklisted by the movie business for being a communist. He went to prison for holding fast to his ideals that Americans have the right to believe as they please without retribution from the government and upon his release, he worked constantly and defiantly, but at significant personal and professional cost. ...Read full review
Jay Roach`s Trumbo is one of a pair of ``commies in Hollywood`` films released in British cinemas over the next month. The other is the Coen brothers` Hail, Caesar! For all their surface similarities, the two films couldn`t be more different. The Coens` effort is a blithely light-hearted and playful farce in which the communists (who kidnap a Victor Mature-like movie star played by George Clooney) are portrayed as benign and bumbling idealists. Trumbo is altogether darker. ...Read full review