Dalton Trumbo was one of the most important screenwriters of the classic Hollywood era. However, he was an active member of the Communist Party, and a brave one. Because certain leaders that were controlling society did not want to feel threatened by class struggle and the prospect of giving more rights to the lower classes, Dalton was sent to jail, blacklisted and excluded from the industry. The Second Red Scare and the popular fear of communism led Trumbo to exile in his own country, to work underground and anonymously, just after he became the best-paid screenwriter in the world. His fight, his resistance and his relations with his family, along with the different attitudes of the people around him, serve to vividly depict this bleak period in the US history and this faraway Hollywood era, and to tell the very human story of a man who is still considered today as one of the most brilliant screenwriters in history.
Directed by Jay Roach, with a screenplay by John McNamara, Trumbo is faithful to the real life events that occurred to screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and does an outstanding job in recreating the political and cultural context of that period in US history. However, if there is one element of the movie that has earned recognition, it is the performance of Bryan Cranston in the main role. Cranston, whose performance was saluted by critics associations as the best one of the year, has been nominated for the Oscars, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and at a great number of festivals. An excellent film not only for those who want to know about this infamous and grim witch-hunt in the US film industry in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s but also for those who wants to see a movie about overcoming, not giving up and fighting for one’s ideals. Trumbo will not disappoint its viewers.
Oscar 2016: Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Bryan Cranston
Golden Globes 2016: Nominated Bryan Carston Best Actor and Helen Mirren Best Actress
BAFTA 2015: Bryan Carston Nominated best Actor
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2015: Bryan Carston Best Actor
Runtime: 124 min
Director: Jay Roach
Screenplay: John McNamara
Cinematography: Jim Denault
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, John Goodman, Elle Fanning
Genre: Drama, Biography
Subtítols: eOne Films
Contacte: eOne Films