“…a fitting tribute to one man’s extraordinary resilience.” (The Guardian) and “A Screen Triumph!…” (Deadline), Trumbo is truly a film not to be missed! And since we don’t want Booktopians to miss out, we decided to add a 2-For-1 pass with every purchase of Trumbo: Film Tie-in Edition.
*Please note: this offer is not available to NZ customers. Offer available while stocks last and limit one 2-For-1 pass per order. Present the pass at a screening of Trumbo at any participating cinema and receive two tickets for the price of one full-priced adult ticket.
A Biography of the Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Who Broke the Hollywood Blacklist
by Bruce Cook
The Oscar-winning screenwriter who broke the Hollywood blacklist. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Bryan Cranston.
Dalton Trumbo was the central figure of the infamous ‘Hollywood Ten,’ the screenwriters who, during the McCarthy era, were charged by the House Committee on Un-American Activities for their associations with the Communist Party. Due to their refusal to cooperate during the investigation, Trumbo and his fellow screenwriters were declared in contempt of Congress and were ultimately blacklisted from Hollywood and some were even jailed.
Although Trumbo was 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 won an Oscar under the pseudonym Robert Rich for The Brave One in 1956, and he was the first to see his name on the big screen again in 1960 with Exodus, one of the year’s biggest movies.
All his life Trumbo was a radical of the homegrown, independent variety. From his early days in more…