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Spartacus

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Trumbo’s major breakthrough occurred when he was assigned to adapt Howard Fast’s historical novel about the great slave uprising against the Roman Empire. To maintain his vision of the movie, he ... More


The Fixer and the Laurel Award

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Trumbo’s next important assignment was his most prestigious—adapting Bernard Malamud’s novel The Fixer for Eddie Lewis and John Frankenheimer. Trumbo faced a difficult task, and Malamud did not ... More


Blacklist and Black-Market Politics

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Fearing that blacklisted screenwriters were becoming impatient with his strategy, Trumbo wrote many letters designed to convince them of its value. He had two major breakthroughs in his campaign: his ... More


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