Saturday, July 2, 2016

A dark period of American history

I enjoyed watching the movie Trumbo, which is based on the fascinating and true story of the screenwriter Dalton Trumbo who was blacklisted in Hollywood in the McCarthy era because of communist sympathies.

It nicely portrays Trumbo's engaging personality, the petty personal and political ambitions of his opponents, and the personal cost to his family of his stubbornness and his principled stand.


  1. The film omits actions by Trumbo that are important to an evaluation of his stance, including his own naming of names to the FBI:

    1. Oops; forgot to follow the conversation.