But it's just full of wit an clever lines; if you're a sucker for that, as I can be sometimes, then Trumbo makes for a balance of the light and dark stuff. The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted. , The film was shown in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2015, and was released on November 6, 2015, by Bleecker Street.  The conservative Pat Buchanan questioned the appropriateness of portraying Trumbo as a "martyr to the first amendment" while overlooking his support for regimes that actively suppress free speech. Douglas said of his decision to credit Trumbo as screenwriter, "I was threatened that using a Blacklisted writer for Spartacus – my friend Dalton Trumbo — would mark me as a "Commie-lover" and end my career. View production, box office, & company info. There's nothing about Trumbo that is especially complex, as it has the message that most of us in 2015 would agree with: the Hollywood Blacklist, not just what happened to the Hollywood 10 but many others, was a horrible thing, and the thesis comes down to the idea that there were good and bad people in it but it also came down to the nature of it all making people victims... well, except for Hedda Hopper.The movie is fun though whether or not you know a lot about the history because of who is in the cast and especially Bryan Cranston as Trumbo. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Spartacus as his champion. The film received generally positive reviews, with Bryan Cranston being nominated for several awards, including the Academy Award for Best Actor.. Dalton Trumbo, the Oscar-winning screenwriter, arguably the most talented, most famous of the blacklisted film professionals known to history as the Hollywood 10, was born in Montrose, Colorado to Orus Trumbo and his wife, the former Maud Tillery. This movie recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Dame Helen Mirren) to John Wayne (David James Elliott), Kirk Douglas (Dean O'Gorman), and Otto Preminger (Christian Berkel). ", "Key Deadlines and Dates for 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Announced", Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Trumbo_(2015_film)&oldid=1002697225, Cultural depictions of Edward G. Robinson, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Louis C.K., Bryan Cranston, David James Elliott, Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alan Tudyk, This page was last edited on 25 January 2021, at 17:46. (2015). " Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film three out of four stars, saying "Trumbo is a corny, well-made B-movie about an A-list screenwriter who had to take jobs writing B-movies after he was blacklisted, but eventually worked his way back to writing A-movies with Kirk Douglas a.k.a. They refuse to directly answer questions, confident that a liberal majority on the Supreme Court will overturn their convictions for contempt of Congress. " Metacritic gives the film a weighted average score of 60 out of 100, based on 33 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. This movie recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Dame Helen Mirren) to John Wayne (David James Elliott), Kirk Douglas (Dean O'Gorman), and Otto Preminger (Christian Berkel). joined the cast to play Arlen Hird. , Peter Debruge of Variety gave the film a positive review, saying, "Trumbo may be clumsy and overly simplistic at times, but it's still an important reminder of how democracy can fail (that is, when a fervent majority turns on those with different and potentially threatening values), and the strength of character it takes to fight the system. Trumbo’s vivid antiwar novel, Johnny Got His Gun, won an American Booksellers Award for 1939. A film Trumbo életének körülbelül 1947-től 1961-ig tartó szakaszát dolgozta fel. Title:  According to the transcript of a hearing on April 30, 1952, Robinson gave the following testimony: "Well, you had Albert Maltz, and you have Dalton Trumbo, and you have—what is the other fellow, the top fellow who they say is the commissar out there? Trumbo was hired as managing editor of the Hollywood Spectator in 1934. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Robinson testified four times before the committee and eventually stated that he had been a dupe of communist front organizations. Rated R for language including some sexual references, RSVP now for January 25: Film production designers for ‘Mank,’ ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ ‘News of the World,’ ‘One Night in Miami,’ join Gold Derby’s Meet the Btl Experts series, ‘The Great’ hoping to become Hulu’s first-ever Golden Globe winner for Best Comedy Series, Riz Ahmed (‘Sound of Metal’) will drum up an Oscar nomination, according to Gold Derby’s latest odds, Title Role Performances — Last Name Titles. Luckily, Trumbo has a powerhouse Bryan Cranston to light a fire under the moldier clichés in John McNamara’s script.  Principal photography began on September 15, 2014, and ended on November 6, 2014. ... See full summary ». The film depicts actor Edward G. Robinson betraying his friend Dalton Trumbo and others by naming them as communists before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Au cinéma le 27 Avril 2016 ! The film also stars Diane Lane, John Goodman, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, and Michael Stuhlbarg. Johnny Got His Gun is a 1971 American drama anti-war film written and directed by Dalton Trumbo based on his 1939 novel of the same name, and starring Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt, Jason Robards, Donald Sutherland and Diane Varsi.It was based on the novel of the same title by Trumbo, and features an uncredited writing collaboration by Luis Buñuel. Although there were rumors at the time that this was the case, the film's producer repeatedly denied the suggestion.  On August 13, 2014, David James Elliott, Peter Mackenzie, and Roger Bart joined the cast to play John Wayne, Robert Kenny, and Buddy Ross, respectively. ", Despite generally positive reviews, several reviewers criticized the film for being historically misleading or ideologically manipulative. They didn't name names, were held in contempt of court, found guilty and did time. , On August 13, 2014, it was announced that Bleecker Street would distribute the film. Trumbo is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by Jay Roach and written by John McNamara. The film stars Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, John Goodman, and Michael Stuhlbarg. Photograph: Courtesy of Mitzi Trumbo. An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. The unexpected deaths of Justices Wiley Rutledge and Frank Murphy ruin Trumbo's plan to appeal. " Manohla Dargis of The New York Times gave the film a negative review, saying "Part biopic, part historical gloss, Trumbo tells a great-man story with a patchwork of fact and fiction, mixing in the odd bit of newsreel with a great many dull, visually flat and poorly lighted dramatic scenes. Toronto Film Review: ‘Trumbo’ Bryan Cranston plays blacklisted movie martyr Dalton Trumbo as he fights for the right to write in this play-it-safe biopic. Screenwriters are so rarely taken seriously by the film industry that it's a nice switch to watch them be the heroes. The site's critical consensus states, "Trumbo serves as an honorable and well-acted tribute to a brilliant writer's principled stand, even if it doesn't quite achieve the greatness of its subject's own classic screenplays. In 1960, actor Kirk Douglas recruits him to write the screenplay for his epic film Spartacus, and director Otto Preminger recruits him to script Exodus. Written by These 2021 Sundance Film Festival headliners became household names thanks to some unforgettable roles early in their careers. ", Other critics raised similar historical concerns. Trumbo Directed by Jay Roach. Who Was Dalton Trumbo? Plus, we get a good Cranston performance in the bargain. TRUMBO is a unique film about screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and his heroic journey from Hollywood royalty to blacklisted writer to Academy Award® winner. 63 of 87 people found this review helpful. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice of the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. Intimidate Douglas into dropping Trumbo has been compared to Wilde and Shaw in capacity. The life of Hollywood Booksellers Award for 1939 in Judas and the lives that exist within Academy Award for... 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