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To: EveningStar

Trumbo came up with the line “I AM SPARTACUS!” in his screenplay. it i s not in the Howard Fast novel SPARTACUS.

I myself prefer “The Gladiators” by Arthur Koestler for a Spartacus novel.

Trumbo also wrote the screenplay for LONELY ARE THE BRAVE in which a military officer Dusalius sends in a military helicopter to hunt down Kirk Douglas in violation of the Posse Comitatus act.


13 posted on 11/06/2015 10:45:10 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

So many of those lefty screenwriters had heavy-handed tendencies towards messaging. An early Trumbo script, for a little b-film, “Sorority House” (1939) even exuded this, with its characters being subserviant to the class-conscious ‘message’ it was hammering. Same thing with Lillian Hellman’s “These Three,” or John Howard Lawson’s “Success at any Price.” Always gets on my nerves when I sense that a character is just a mouthpiece for propaganda, and that’s the norm for those left-wing writers. It’s the way their idiotic brains worked. Revolution first and foremost... human character and drama a side-issue.


19 posted on 11/06/2015 10:59:36 AM PST by greene66
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Howard Fast

Another commie.

21 posted on 11/06/2015 11:03:43 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Three commies in one post. Fast wrote for the party paper after he was outed. Koestler was a part of the front that directed the communist propaganda during the Spanish Civil War.

Trumbo has a place of honor in, “The Hollywood Party”, Yale University Press.

28 posted on 11/06/2015 12:03:50 PM PST by Little Bill (EVICT Queen Jean)
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