Trumbo filmcomes up trumps
Fans of dramatic bio films need look no further than Trumbo.
A true story, Trumbo is a riveting mix of genuine old black-and-white footage and reenactment of shunned Hollywood screen writer, Dalton Trumbo’s battles with leading American politicians and movie barons.
His dialogue is entrancing from go to whoa, as you would expect.
While the script delivers, so does Bryan Cranston in the lead role.
And Helen Mirren, expertly playing a right bitch, the infamous gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.
Trumbo was one of the Hollywood-10 scriptwriters who were blacklisted because of their political persuasions. In Trumbo’s case he was a member of the (gasp) Communist Party.
Since the reds-under-the beds story happened during the late 1940s and into the 1950s, it’s not fresh in many of our memories, but it makes a ripping yarn.
Don’t laugh, because in the conservative American heartland of today, chumps such as Donald Trump are just as likely to try to squash anyone they perceive to be antiAmerican.
It’s not illegal today to be a muslim in American and nor was it illegal to be a commie in the 50s. That was until Senator
Brian Cranston as black-listed Hollywood film writer Dalton Trumbo.