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Trumbo

Author: Will BattersbyTory TunnellAlan KlingensteinDavid ViolaPeter AskinAll authors
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Home Entertainment, 2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documents the rise of Dalton Trumbo's career in Hollywood and his subsequent public humiliation for being among the 'Hollywood Ten' blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1940s for communist associations. Exiled and penniless, he wrote under various pseudonyms, and even won an Academy Award. Viewed by many as a moral and just man, Dalton stood for the American value and right of free  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Biography
Documentary films
Feature films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Dalton Trumbo; Dalton Trumbo; Dalton Trumbo; Dalton Trumbo
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Will Battersby; Tory Tunnell; Alan Klingenstein; David Viola; Peter Askin; Joan Allen; Brian Dennehy; Michael Douglas; Paul Giamatti; Nathan Lane; Josh Lucas; Liam Neeson; David Strathairn; Donald Sutherland; Robert Miller; Christopher Trumbo; Samuel Goldwyn Films (Firm); Red Envelope Entertainment (Firm); Safehouse Pictures.; Filbert Steps Productions.; Reno Productions.; Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 423074335
Language Note: English dialogue with optional Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Documentary.
Based on the play by Christopher Trumbo.
Originally released in 2007.
Special features: Paul Giamatti reads Trumbo's letter to Ring Lardner, Jr. (June 1953) ; Danny Glover reads Trumbo's letter to Arthur, film associate (December 1947) ; Photo gallery.
Credits: Director of photography, Frank Prinzi ; editor, Kurt Engfehr ; music by, Robert Miller.
Performer(s): Joan Allen, Brian Dennehy, Michael Douglas, Paul Giamatti, Nathan Lane, Josh Lucas, Liam Neeson, David Strathairn, Donald Sutherland.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for a sex-related commentary.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 95 minutes.) : sound., color. and black & white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Contents: Acceptance speech --
Communism --
Subpoenaed --
Black-listed --
Catching up --
Prisoner #7551 --
My dear son --
Front --
Ridicule --
And the winner is --
End of adversity.
Responsibility: Samuel Goldwyn Films, Red Envelope Entertainment, Safehouse Pictures and Filbert Steps Productions in association with Reno Productions present ; produced by Will Battersby, Tory Tunnell, Alan Klingenstein, David Viola ; directed by Peter Askin.

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Documents the rise of Dalton Trumbo's career in Hollywood and his subsequent public humiliation for being among the 'Hollywood Ten' blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1940s for communist associations. Exiled and penniless, he wrote under various pseudonyms, and even won an Academy Award. Viewed by many as a moral and just man, Dalton stood for the American value and right of free expression.

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