Sunday, December 13, 2015

Film: Trumbo, 2015, Directed by Jay Roach

Film about the black-lists in Hollywood and the story of the Hollywood ten whose ordeal started in 1947 and ended in the 60s. A must see! Great performance by Bryan Cranston! All the actors were actually very good except for Helen Mirren who thought she was playing in a comedy. Some very good moments in the script by John McNamara when he succeeds in avoiding melodrama and depicts with complexity the characters' motivations -- not necessarily heroic. Talent wins and the line between integrity and cowardice is fragile but clear. There are no heroes in times like these - but how does the atmosphere of fear become dominant, what are the mechanisms that bring about "times like these"?

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