Trumbo

Trumbo

Blu-ray Disc - 2016
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Explores screenwriter Dalton Trumbo's fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses after he and other Hollywood figures were blacklisted for their political beliefs during the 1940s.
Publisher: [Toronto] :, eOne,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
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22METZ
Aug 10, 2017

Interesting but not great.

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thornhill_boy
Feb 06, 2017

Great movie. Characters, milieu and ambiance fitted perfectly into the 1940-60s context. Trumbo was enacted very well. Should watch this movie to understand the pain and struggle some people had to go through just to stand up for their creative freedom which we take so much for granted today. It also makes one realize that the risk of branding, labeling and condemning people into boxes is very much alive in our society today.

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BridgettM
Jan 18, 2017

Trumbo is interesting, done very well and features a strong performance by Bryan Cranston. I recommend it for those who are interested in the movie industry and its history and/or American history in general. For further viewing, Hennepin County Library has a good selection of films written by Dalton Trumbo: Exodus, Kitty Foyle, Lonely Are the Brave, Papillon, Roman Holiday, Spartacus and Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. Trumbo is rated R for language including some sexual references.

tuscany1 Jan 17, 2017

Very interesting film - hadn't realised just how prolific a scriptwriter Dalton Trumbo had been and what he - and so many others faced - when McCarthyism reared its ugly head. Strength of character, resilience and strong family ties kept this author afloat during these politically shameful years.

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Liselara
Dec 19, 2016

Dalton Trumbo was a successfull Hollywood writer who ran into a pot of trouble trying to peddle communism after the second world war. While watching this, I realized that Trumbo was bascially thumbing his nose at people putting his wife and children at extreme risk while tooling around with his political views. He eventually goes to prison for practising his constitutional rights and bankrupts the family. Up until this moment, I really hated the movie except when they showed actual footage of the McCarthey trials. When you are an individual with specific views, that's one thing. When you blatantly practice unpopular views after a major world war and then put your entire family and friends in jeopardy on purpose, then that's something else entirely, especially when you are filthy rich and just been quirky (he admits to that). Where the movie really becomes interesting is what all of the blacklisted writers had to do to get their scripts published in Hollywood. Helen Mirran is great as Hedda Hopper and John Goodman has one absolutely unforgettable scene. I would not have paid $15 to see this on screen but definitely take the time to watch this one for its historical value.

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AttaZ
Dec 12, 2016

I think Bryan Cranston did a good job in this.

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Nooksack20
Dec 08, 2016

Interesting story and pro-communist sympathizer period piece. I'm sure this would appeal greatly to progressives and socialists who share the underlying hatred for traditional American standards. Well acted, despite some serious departures from fact. All in all, worth a watch.

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firefly5
Nov 13, 2016

Very interesting movie. That was a difficult time in history. Recommend this movie!

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bjohns
Nov 09, 2016

Definitely one of the best movies of the year.

I don't always like the characters Bryan Cranston plays (eg. Breaking Bad), but he does act them well.

People should know about Dalton Trumbo and this dark period in history. We may be entering another such period soon...

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norma777
Oct 26, 2016

An unvarnished look into the McCarthy era. Watched with my 21 year old son and it sparked a great conversation about freedom, privacy and the power of one person to make a difference.
Bryan Cranston and the entire cast do an excellent job.

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jimg2000
Mar 28, 2016

Trumbo: Otto, if every scene is brilliant, your movie is going to be utterly monotonous.
Otto: I'll tell you what. You write every scene brilliantly, and I will direct unevenly.
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Cleo: We all hurt! Niki, me, your friends!
Trumbo: Friends? What friends? Who the hell has the luxury of friends? I've got allies and enemies. There's no room for anything else.
Cleo: We know.
Trumbo: Good. Then this discussion ends.
Cleo: This isn't a discussion. It's a fight.

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jimg2000
Mar 28, 2016

To avoid spoilers, suggest to skip most reviews and quotes until you finished with the material.

Trumbo: " ... it will do you no good to search for heroes or villains. There weren't any. There were only victims. Victims, because each of us felt compelled to say or do things that we otherwise would not. To deliver or receive wounds which we truly did not wish to exchange."
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Trumbo: Well, as someone who has been thoroughly investigated by the House Un-American
Activities Committee, I started wondering, why hasn't anyone taken a good long look at them and their work in the movie industry? You see, they were convened to uncover enemy agents, expose communist conspiracies and write anti-sedition laws. Well, here we are, thousands of hours and millions of dollars later. Agents uncovered, zero. Conspiracies exposed, zero.
Laws written, zero. You see, all they do is deny people their right to work. And they can't even
get that right. Academy Awards, two.

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