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Thread: Trumbo
filmking 02:33 PM 01-11-2016
**** Excellent

Bryan Cranston is terrific as is the rest of the cast, Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, John Goodman. An excellent production telling of the Hollywood 10 witch hunt and Dalton Trumbo in particular. Unlike the direct representations of Hedda Hopper, John Wayne, and Ronald Reagan, a good chunk of artistic license is taken in the use of composite characters who represent actual unnamed individuals. This creates untrue defamation. For example "Buddy Ross" is a character who betrays Trumbo and the accused communist writers but easily could be concluded to be David O'Selznick, Dore Schary, Walter Wanger or any other independent producer of the late 1940s. However, that is a minor failing, the film is not to be missed by one who loves the movies.

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