"Ceplair's compelling story of a man who spent his life struggling for freedom of thought, is suddenly timely, impossible to read without thinking Patriot Act. This superb account of Jarrico's dogged persistence in getting Salt of the Earth made, restoring credits to blacklistees, and finally, prevailing upon the Hollywood guilds and unions to apologize for their part in the Blacklist, is inspiring." Norma Barzman, screenwriter
"Ceplair's work in scruplulous, well-written, empathetic, and emphatic." Paul Buhle, Brown University
"Larry Ceplair created a fine biography on Jarrico's unusual life. Marxist and the Movies, published by University Press of Kentucky, offers a rare insight to Jarrico's odyssey." Phil Hall, Filmthreat.com
"Ceplair's fine biography sheds important light on the blacklist and politics of the film community. [His] cautionary tale of Paul Jarrico might give pause to those who continue to perceive the diverse, capitalistic institution of Hollywood as a monolithic leftist political entity." Ron Briley, History News Network
"Working from the late Jarrico's personal archive and from Congressional records, interviews with those who knew him and from other sources, Ceplair has honored his subject with this well-documented and important book." Moviescope
"[This book] is a very capable introduction not only to Jarrico's life, but to the wider story of film and politics in the era of the blacklist." David J. Snyder, Journal of American History
"The Marxist and the Movies is a unique look at Communist activities during this seminal period in American history." mraxist-books.blogspot.com"