Trumbo The Movie 'Man In The Gray Flannel Suit'

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The movie Trumbo presents, Dalton Trumbo who is a talented screenwriter. However, him being a member in the Communist Party draws the neglect of anti-Soviet entertainment-industry figures. Trumbo is one of 10 screenwriters subpoenaed to testify before the U.S Congress in regard to alleged Communist propaganda in Hollywood films. In 1950, Trumbo serves eleven months in prison where he meets J. Parnell Thomas who was convicted of tax evasion. Later he resorts to giving the screenplay for Roman Holiday to his friend Ian McLellan Hunter, to take credit and a share of the money, and eventually the Academy Award for Best Story. He goes to work as a pseudonymous screenwriter for the low-budget King Brothers Productions. Over time, industry suspicion of Trumbo's ghostwriting develops, but he is careful not to confirm it. In 1960, actor Trumbo is recruited to write the screenplay for Spartacus. Right before its release, the head of the productions threatens a mass protest of Spartacus unless Trumbo's name is removed. When the Universal head refuses, he threatens it will be the end of his studio. Nonetheless, the film premieres with Trumbo's name in the credits. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) focuses on the life of Tom Rath, a World War II…show more content…
For example, we see films like Trumbo where this screenwriter becomes part of the black market because he is part of the Communist Party. Throughout the film we see many comrades leaving his side but we also see those who agree to get their "names" on the writings so that they are accepted. Yet after so much work trying to do it on the low so no one would know he was the real writer he finally wrote a script where he got credit for it. In the book of The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit is a similar story where a veteran has to commute in order to work for his family to be stable. They struggle with money and they argue about things where they are not
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