By Larry Ceplair,Christopher Trumbo
James Dalton Trumbo (1905--1976) is well known for his paintings as a screenwriter, playwright, and writer, yet he's additionally remembered as one of many Hollywood Ten who antagonistic the home Un-American actions Committee. Refusing to reply to questions about his earlier involvement with the Communist occasion, Trumbo sacrificed a winning profession in Hollywood to face up for his rights and safeguard political freedom.
In Dalton Trumbo, authors Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo current their broad study at the famed author, detailing his paintings, his club within the Communist occasion, his lengthy crusade opposed to censorship throughout the family chilly struggle, his ten-month felony sentence for contempt of Congress, and his thirteen-year fight to wreck the blacklist.
The blacklist ended for Trumbo in 1960, whilst he acquired monitor credit for Exodus and Spartacus. prior to his demise, he obtained a long-delayed Academy Award for The courageous One, and in 1993, he used to be posthumously given an Academy Award for Roman Holiday (1953). This accomplished biography presents insights into the various impressive individuals with whom Trumbo labored, together with Stanley Kubrick, Otto Preminger, and Kirk Douglas, and provides a desirable examine the lifetime of considered one of Hollywood's such a lot renowned screenwriters and his conflict opposed to persecution.
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