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This film, which played briefly in theaters, is, thankfully now on home video.
The film does a terrific job of examining Dalton Trumbo's unyielding beliefs, his cantankerous personality, and most importantly his words.
There are hints of alcoholism, profligate spending, and truculence, but the man never emerges.
Trumbo (and the other blacklisted citizens) could find no work under their own names after their convictions. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Stacy Hackney (formerly customerS)
An excellent film about a horrifying time in our country (US) and in particular about a man who was brave enough to defy evildoers. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Janet Beebe Peoples
A rare treat to have interviews and film footage of Trumbo himself within the context of his times. Excellent readings of his letters and works by sympathetic actors revealed even... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Coralie J. Ewert
The film was extremely informative and well paced. This was a shameful time in our history and one that a new generation should be learning about. Read morePublished 20 months ago by K. Simmons
Saw it on PBS. McCarthyism and the effect of blacklisting on the career of this gifted screenwriter. Read morePublished 20 months ago by K. Obarski
Dalton Trumbo was an enormously gifted and committed screen writer, but he did not take the easy way when the postwar red scare era came. Read morePublished 22 months ago by R. E. Van Keuren
This documentary not only shows the disastrous effects of blacklisting on Trumbo's professional career, but reveals the incredible damage the vicious witch hunt did to his family. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Janet
Trumbo chronicles a sorry time in our country's history - how a liberal community was compelled to tread fascist waters.Published 23 months ago by Carl E. Masterson