Thursday, November 05, 2015

Dalton Trumbo: Communist Traitor Supported Totalitarian Repression, Dispossession, and Genocide, and for that, Hollywood Makes of Him a Martyr (Pat Buchanan)


I thought this was a picture of the real Dalton Trumbo typing, but the indistinguishable picture of actor Bryan Cranston in the same pose in Trumbo has me wondering which is which

Excerpted by Nicholas Stix

Dalton Trumbo was one of the most talented screenwriters in the history of pictures, but he was a red, which means that he was guilty of intellectual evil and treason.


They WERE Communists–Dalton Trumbo Had It Coming
By Pat Buchanan
November 5, 2015, 5:22 p.m.

“Dalton Trumbo was a socialist, but he loved being rich.”

So says Bryan Cranston, who stars in “Trumbo,” out this week, and plays the screenwriter who went to prison with the Hollywood Ten in the time of Harry Truman.

Actually, Trumbo was not a socialist. Bernie Sanders is a socialist. Trumbo was a Stalinist, a hard-core Communist when the Communist Party USA was run from Moscow by the Comintern, agents of the greatest mass murderer of the 20th century.

Trumbo was not what Lenin called a “useful idiot,” a liberal simpleton. He was the real deal, a Bolshevik who followed every twist and turn in the Moscow party line….

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David In TN said...

Funny thing, I just saw "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" on TCM again. I tend to watch it every time it comes on. Ironically, considering Dalton Trumbo wrote the screenplay it's an elegy to the America that was.

The Party Line called for Trumbo to be pro-American when Moscow needed American help in winning the war.

Trumbo had as gift for syrupy dialogue such as between Van Johnson and Phyllis Thaxter. Since women were such a big part of the home audience with millions of men overseas, Phyllis Thaxter got a lot of screen time as Mrs. Ted Lawson.

Trumbo's dialogue for Van Johnson and Robert Mitchum on what they'd do after the war tended to slow things down but the film is very exciting when the B-25's take off from the Hornet and fly to bomb Japan.

Nicholas said...

David, I've never seen Thirty Seconds, but I've seen enough of his work to know that he was one of the greatest screenwriters of all time: Spartacus, Lonely are the Brave.