Monday, March 21, 2016
Trumbo, a film
Trumbo, a film based on the life of Dalton Trumbo, one of the "famous" Hollywood Ten, who were blacklisted (for their political beliefs) during the time of "UnAmerican activities" after WWII, at the beginning of the "Cold War" with Russia.
This film is riveting in that it presents a side of our country's history that many Americans today are unaware of.
Dalton was a Communist, certainly not one who was going to overthrow the government, and a very highly respected screenwriter in Hollywood. Due to his political background, and that of the others, his life and their lives were never quite the same. However, Dalton found a way to overcome all his difficulties.
This film reminded me of a film with Woody Allen, The Front, except that The Front was a comedy.
What is "creepy" about the film is what is occurring in our country during this political season and how things could very well swing in that direction again if our country is not careful.
We watched this "long" film in one sitting, no breaks!
Acting was exceptional.
Well worth watching.