Trumbo

TrumboPaula and I went to the movies tonight to see the movie “Trumbo” starring Brian Cranston. This is the true story of screen writer Dalton Trumbo. Dalton Trumbo was one of many Hollywood screenwriters in the 40’s and 50’s who were jailed for refusing to testify to the House Un-american Activities Committee.

Trumbo won two Academy awards for screenplays written under a pseudonym while on the Hollywood blacklist. The movies were “Roman Holiday” and “Spartacus”.

The movie also stars John Goodman as a low-budget film producer named Frank King. Helen Mirren does a bang up job of playing Hedda Hopper (legendary Hollywood reporter).

I don’t think this is going to be a huge box office hit. There were only about a dozen people in the theater. It was early Monday film, but still.

I am continually amazed at the range of Brian Cranston. I would have loved to see him do LBJ on Broadway. I am slowly working my through “Breaking Bad” (I just started watching season 3).

Great film. Go see it.

On the way home we stopped and picked up a bucket of chicken at KFC. Tasted great.

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