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Preview of Trumbo
Posted: September 2nd, 2009
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Trumbo is the story of screen writer Dalton Trumbo’s harrowing descent from Hollywood royalty to blacklisted writer to Academy-Award winner. Focusing on Trumbo’s own words, the film, directed by Peter Askin, is adapted from his son Christopher Trumbo’s 2003 play and features performances of some of Trumbo’s remarkable letters written during the devastation wrought by the ‘Red Scare’ in mid-20th century, clips from some of his films including Spartacus (‘60), Exodus (‘60), and Papillon (‘73), and archival and contemporary interviews with those who knew him best. Trumbo is having its broadcast premiere this fall as part of the American Masters series and airs for THIRTEEN’s SundayArts Sunday, September 6 , 2009 at noon.

  • Judith Schanzer

    This was a brilliant insightful piece of work. History presented through creative film making. Wonderful storytellers telling the story of a wonderful storyteller surviving a shameful period in American history.

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