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To: EveningStar

Trumbo *was* a Stalinist stooge, but he did write some great screenplays for movies many of us enjoy even today.


10 posted on 11/06/2015 10:27:00 AM PST by twister881
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To: twister881

True.


11 posted on 11/06/2015 10:27:34 AM PST by EveningStar
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The only two movies he was involved in that anyone still watches are Roman Holiday and Spartacus.

And they don't watch them for the writing, which is melodramatic and clunky in both.

People watch Roman Holiday because it stars Audrey Hepburn in her prime.

People watch Spartacus because it is the first film where they gave Kubrick a budget - the script is besides the point: it's the visuals.

14 posted on 11/06/2015 10:48:23 AM PST by wideawake
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