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Trumbo

(2015)
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A central figure in the Hollywood Ten and one of the most successful screenwriters in Hollywood history, two of Trumbo's screenplays earned Oscars (Roman Holiday and The Brave Ones) while he was blacklisted and unable to receive public credit for his work. Trumbo was also the author of Johnny Got His Gun, winner of the National Book Award and one of the most powerful antiwar novels ever published. He epitomized the spirit of American capitalism, yet he went to jail refusing to talk about his membership in the Communist party.

As a result of his relentless fight for political freedom and the right to work for those blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee beginning in 1947, he ended the blacklist era in 1960 by earning proper screen credit for his work on the blockbuster films Exodus and Spartacus. An extraordinarily complex character, he was, as author Bruce Cook states, "an exemplar of a certain set of American virtues: toughness, independence and persistence". Dalton Trumbo was the central figure in the Hollywood Ten, the blacklisted and jailed screenwriters. One of several hundred writers, directors, producers and actors who were deprived of the opportunity to work in the motion picture industry from 1947 to 1960, he was the first to see his name on the screen again. When that happened, it was Exodus, one of the year's biggest movies.

 
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: TRUMBO
Author(s): Bruce Cook
ISBN: 1-4555-6498-2 / 978-1-4555-6498-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: TRUMBO (Movie Tie-In Edition)
Author(s): Bruce Cook
ISBN: 1-4555-6497-4 / 978-1-4555-6497-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: Trumbo: A Biography of the Oscar-winning Screenwriter Who Broke the Hollywood Blacklist
Author(s): Bruce Cook
ISBN: 1-62231-910-9 / 978-1-62231-910-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: Trumbo: A Biography of the Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Who Broke the Hollywood Blacklist
Author(s): Bruce Cook
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

September 2015 : UK Audio edition
Title: Trumbo: A Biography of the Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Who Broke the Hollywood Blacklist
Author(s): Bruce Cook
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: TRUMBO
Author(s): Bruce Cook
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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