Trumbo

Overview

A documentary adaptation of the popular regional theatrical monologue -- in which such heavyweights as Paul Newman, Nathan Lane, and Joe Mantegna essayed the lead on various occasions -- Trumbo recounts the life and times of legendary Hollywood scribe-turned-HUAC scapegoat Dalton Trumbo. As with its source production, the film takes as its base material highly personal, detailed, and emotive letters written by Dalton Trumbo to his son, Christopher; the latter, in turn, molded the missives into a screenplay for ...
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Overview

A documentary adaptation of the popular regional theatrical monologue -- in which such heavyweights as Paul Newman, Nathan Lane, and Joe Mantegna essayed the lead on various occasions -- Trumbo recounts the life and times of legendary Hollywood scribe-turned-HUAC scapegoat Dalton Trumbo. As with its source production, the film takes as its base material highly personal, detailed, and emotive letters written by Dalton Trumbo to his son, Christopher; the latter, in turn, molded the missives into a screenplay for this production. Here, however, in lieu of one actor portraying Dalton, a number of celebrities take turns narrating from the script, including Lane, Paul Giamatti, Brian Dennehy, Donald Sutherland, and others. As a visual accompaniment, the film intercuts home-movie footage from the Trumbos' lives; incisive interview material with Trumbo, his family, friends, and collaborators; and haunting glimpses of the HUAC trial hearings with the Hollywood Ten, led by Senator Joseph McCarthy; as well as extracts from The Sandpiper, Johnny Got His Gun, Spartacus, and other productions authored by Trumbo. Peter Askin, who helmed the stage play, directs.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Paul Giamatti reads Trumbo's letter to Ring lardner, Jr. (June 1953); Danny GLover reads Trumbo's letter to Arthur, film associate (December 1947); Photo gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/15/2009
  • UPC: 876964002394
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Magnolia
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 83,840

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Allen Participant
Brian Dennehy Participant
Michael Douglas Participant
Paul Giamatti Participant
Nathan Lane Participant
Josh Lucas Participant
Liam Neeson Participant
David Strathairn Participant
Donald Sutherland Participant
Emanuel Azenberg Interviewee
Walter Bernstein Interviewee
Larry Ceplair Interviewee
Peter Hanson Interviewee
Dustin Hoffman Interviewee
Lew Irwin Interviewee
Kate Lardner Interviewee
Helen Manfull Interviewee
Victor Navasky Interviewee
Jean Rouverol Interviewee
Christopher Trumbo Interviewee
Mitzi Trumbo Interviewee
Dalton Trumbo
Technical Credits
Peter Askin Director
Joshua Anderson Sound/Sound Designer
Will Battersby Producer
Sarah Beers Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephanie Carroll Production Designer
Billy Cox Asst. Director
Jonathan Dinklage Score Composer
Kurt Engfehr Co-producer, Editor
Jon Furmanski Cinematographer
Ariana Garfinkel Associate Producer
Christof Gebert Sound/Sound Designer
Jack Hutson Sound/Sound Designer
Alan Klingenstein Producer
Jim Kohlberg Executive Producer
Kristin Kopp Associate Producer
Jeanne LeBlanc Score Composer
Jan Mclaughlin Sound/Sound Designer
Joe Mendoza Score Composer
Robert Miller Score Composer
Fred Murphy Cinematographer
Chris Norr Cinematographer
Frank Prinzi Cinematographer
Christopher Trumbo Screenwriter
Tory Tunnell Producer
David Viola Producer
Heather Weisberg Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Trumbo
1. Acceptance Speech [6:16]
2. Communism [9:32]
3. Subpoenaed [7:33]
4. Blacklisted [7:56]
5. Catching Up [6:11]
6. Prisoner #7551 [7:32]
7. My Dear Son [8:22]
8. Front [10:56]
9. Ridicule [8:18]
10. And the Winner Is... [11:20]
11. End of Adversity [6:20]
12. End Credits [4:59]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Trumbo
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   Scene Selection
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         English 5.1 Dolby Digital
         English 2.0 Dolby Digital
      Spanish Subtitles
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   Special Features
      Paul Giamatti Read Trumbo's Letter to Ring Lardner, Jr. (June 1953)
      Danny Glover Reads Trumbo's Letter to Arthur, Film Associate (December 1947)
      Photo Gallery
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