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Dalton Trumbo

Bruce Cook's Trumbo: A Brilliant Light Shining Into Dark Times

Paola K Amaras | Posted 11.25.2015 | Books
Paola K Amaras

Bruce Cook's Trumbo, reissued as a tie-in to a major motion picture starring Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren, delves into the life, jail-time and, most importantly, the "blacklisting" of James Dalton Trumbo.

Trumbo's Bryan Cranston: How Blacklisted Screenwriter Could Be Both A Communist And Patriot

Tavis Smiley | Posted 11.20.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Despite the fact that much of Trumbo's work was plainly patriotic, his brief association with the American Communist Party prompted years of persecution. In the clip below, Cranston justifies how a person like Trumbo could simultaneously be both a communist and a patriot.

"Trumbo": Blacklisted Again!

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 11.16.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Dalton Trumbo is back! The United States' best screen writer, black-listed and imprisoned during the 1950s McCarthy era witch hunts, has returned full of life, politics and attitude in Jay Roach's smart, funny unrepentant film "Trumbo."

The Story Of That Marvelous Hero

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 11.16.2015 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

A few days ago, Judith Aller, a prominent concert violinist and conductor in Europe and America, wrote me a note saying that her now dead husband's film about screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was going to be premiered--and asked me if I wanted to go.

Bryan Cranston's Pin: Trumbo Premieres

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Bespectacled and mustachioed Bryan Cranston as famed screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, submerged in the bath, his work, smokes and whiskey laid out on a tra...

Bryan Cranston Will Leave It To Everyone Else To Debate His Oscar Odds

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.05.2015 | Entertainment

"Do you want to eat my face?" Bryan Cranston asked as I sat down opposite him in a suite at Manhattan's Waldorf Astoria earlier this week. He passed ...

Live From Toronto Film Festival: Sunday Sept. 13

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.14.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This year's edition will be remembered for putting both Jay Roach's Trumbo and James Vanderbilt's Truth in contention for the Oscar race. I saw the two films back to back on Sunday -- and they are guaranteed to both grip you and infuriate you

Blacklisted 'Roman Holiday' Screenwriter Finally Awarded Credit

Posted 12.20.2011 | Arts

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced Monday that it would officially restore screenwriting credit on 'Roman Holiday' to blacklisted Oscar-winn...

R.I.P. Christopher Trumbo: The Hollywood Ten and the Power of Words

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Francine Hardaway

The Hollywood Ten era was an over-reaction to a threat, the threat of Communism. I remembered it all on Saturday night, when Christopher Trumbo died.

The Rom Houben Tragedy And The Case For Active Euthanasia

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

If one believes that the prevention of suffering may sometimes justify the withdrawal or withholding of care, then the very fact that Houben was conscious for twenty-three years might call more convincingly for such action.

American Masters Toasts Dalton Trumbo

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Trumbo is a reminder that logic does not always factor into the public consciousness.

How Recent Documentary Films May Have Paved the Way to Embrace the Figure of Barack Obama

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

To look at the escalating popularity of the documentary film is to enter an interesting, complicated, and collectively psychoanalytic exploration of the role of desire and dreams in a time of mass confusion.

Fonda, Sutherland, Streep Echo Trumbo & Brecht: FTA (1972) and Theater of War (2008)

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Parker, Brecht and Trumbo may have passed on, but anti-war and anti-poverty spirit continue in the genre of the documentary as practiced by the soothsayer Michael Moore.