Skip to comments.Dalton Trumbo Had It Coming
Posted on 11/06/2015 9:52:02 AM PST by EveningStar
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When I was a kid with a brand-new driver’s license I picked up a hitch-hiker who said he was Dalton Trumbo’s nephew. His stories rang true enough to convince me he was.
Said he wanted to be a writer too and was thumbing his way across the U.S. looking for material. Working class stories, that kind of thing.
He asked if I knew where he might find a job-—I told him, Hell man, there’s an oil boom going on (late 70s) and you can get hired tomorrow if you want.
He asked what the oil patch was like and I told him. Turned out he didn’t want to work that hard.
We’ll have to agree to disagree, on the value of the script/dialogue in Roman Holiday and Spartacus, and on the movies that are still watched today, including:
Five Came Back
A Guy Named Joe
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
Our Vines Have Tender Grapes
Lonely Are The Brave
(Some original screenplays, some adapated)
It's too bad Buchanan is an anti-Semite. Does he blame the "Zionists" for Trumbo?
The pro-Israel position is another the Left adopted for a short time and then changed its mind on. The only difference being in the United States even the Hard Left continued to support Israel long after the International Left had abandoned it.
Hellva of screenwriter
But dumba**** Commie
Trumbo has a place of honor in, “The Hollywood Party”, Yale University Press.
Koestler wrote one of the best anti-Communist novels of all time with ‘Darkness at Noon’.
I have believed that a lot of late 30’s commies found Jesus only after they saw their pals were put against the wall. Stalin betrayed them but at the core they were still commies.
The fact that this, about someone who loved Stalin and Nazis, can still be made today as a heroic big budget Oscar generator, is so damn sad about our people. Those who flock to this, maybe my own son(s) who love to go to movies, won’t automatically know the truth about blacklisting. They won’t know that in this film, the good guys are the bad.
I’ll be telling my kids this tonight. I got to experience this a bit myself, how great the Soviet propaganda machine was, in the 1980s in Europe. A whole generation of young Germans, dressed like hippies, thinking they were counter culture and cool, were WHOLLY INDOCTRINATED with all the Red toys, pamphlets, and products they would buy at their special stores, set up all cool with music, etc, like head shops in the USA, but selling not drug paraphernalia but communist everything. I could tell it was all done by the Soviets, written in German from East Germany, but my friends pooh poohed me. Stupid American who prays to a flag. They were drinking straight from the breast of Moscow, and they were supposedly smart Med students. I was proven right on all counts after the fall of the Wall. Propaganda, dressed in cool clothing, works.
I’m sad because I thought we all knew the truth, that the heroism of the Hollywood types who refused to testify is BS. I’m sad because today there is blacklisting in Hollywood, against conservatives. None of this film’s future audience gets the truth. They will shake their heads at the WRONG PEOPLE after seeing this film.
How does Hollywood keep getting away with this, and why can’t we get ANY TRUTH into public education?
Well you could say that Orwell was a communist too then?
Hedda Hopper was quite a character. She openly advocated for the government to prevent the release of ‘Dr Strangelove’ which she thought was Soviet propaganda.
Orwell was a Fabian Socialist except he wasn't queer, he nay have been buggered at Oxbridge but I find no mention in the literature.
“!984”, was a powerful novel, kind of a precursor of today's politics.
I remember a story on the actor Sterling Hayden.
He actually joined the Communist Party and on the same day bought a yacht. He said he loved money but for time was a Communist.
The question is how do people like Hayden and Trumbo reconcile the two opposites? It’s like they joined as it seemed the Socially Acceptable thing to do but were not really committed since they, and so many others like them, so enjoyed the “Perks” of the capitalist system. Which for the most part makes them total Hypocrites.
Well Koestler gave anti-communist speeches later in life. I don’t think he was much of a communist after DAN.
The article headline is a classic, sure to explode liberal heads coast to coast.
What about James Cagney and a bunch of Hollyweird Liberals that protested against the Congressional Hearings into he Hollyweird commies.
Why is it all the ‘brilliant’ ones in the entertainment industry just seem to have SOMETHING wrong with them?
They are screaming liberals, outright commies, fags, lesbians, drug addicts.....and yet, some of the most brilliant writers, the funniest comedians, the most talented singers, and the best actors....all at the same time.
I think that Koestler was more pissed off that his pals were given the 9mm solution than his Ideology.
Karl Ott said that when the results differ from the theory, they change the theory.
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