American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Trumbo, Dalton 1905-1976. American screenwriter who was blacklisted and imprisoned for his refusal to participate in Sen. Joseph McCarthy's anti-Communist investigations. His screenplays include Spartacus (1960) and The Fixer (1968).
- n. United States screenwriter who was blacklisted and imprisoned for refusing to cooperate with congressional investigations of communism in America (1905-1976)
“Whatever the case, the decision to name Trumbo started the ball rolling to end the blacklist, although many film industry workers never recovered their careers.”
“Trumbo" doesn't pretend to be tough-minded about its subject, and its failure to date the letters is an annoyance.”
“: [My play] "Trumbo" began as part of a 1997 benefit at the University of Southern California to celebrate an artistic installation [dedicated to the Hollywood Ten] by the conceptual artist Jenny Holzer.”
“This week I watched the DVD of a wonderful documentary film -- "Trumbo," the story of Dalton Trumbo, the most famous of the "Hollywood 10" screenwriters who were blacklisted in the 1950s after being accused of being a communist by the House Un-American Activities Committee.”
“Trumbo," about the blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.”
“He may have drawn on that experience when he played black-listed Hollywood writer Dalton Trumbo in last year's production of "Trumbo" in London.”
“For the past 30 years or so, Hollywood storytelling has been guided by a liberal mythos in which, for example, blacklisting communist screenwriters during the '50s was somehow morally worse than fellow-traveling with the Stalinist murderers of tens of millions ( "Trumbo"); Che Guevara was a dashing, romantic liberator instead of a charismatic killer ( "The Motorcycle Diaries"); and the worldwide violence currently being waged by Islamo-fascists is either a figment of our bigoted imaginations or the product of our evil deeds ( "V for Vendetta").”
“Factory, $19.99, rated PG); and "Trumbo," an excellent documentary from 2002 about the Oscar-winning writer (Magnolia Home Entertainment, $26.98, rated PG-13).”
“London specialists might think more along the lines of Martin Stoddard's California Writers, which examines London, Steinbeck, and Trumbo, among others.”
“Trumbo: It was all such a bizarre occurrence, but it's actually part and parcel of political repression in this country, which begins much, much earlier--the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, President Wilson throwing people who disagreed with him during World War I into jail... it's a continuing process.”
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