ERE is back slowly adding to our catalog.
So it took me a while to actually check out Trumbo. To be honest I didn’t know what it was about or that it was a true story based on a real guy and events or any of that. But now knowing the subject matter of the film, im glad I checked it out.
This movie really gives you a glimpse of those times within the movie industry during the red scare. I remember learning about this period of time in school but we didn’t even scratch the surface.
I find it super interesting to see what these blacklisted people had to go through, the different factions that were working against each other, and it was awesome to see Trumbo reveal the hollowness of the black list through his ghost writing.
I couldn’t help but notice similar things going on in todays world, people are throwing the word socialist around and I wouldn’t doubt those people go through a lot of what we see in this movie. On the other side it exists too, we have seen people be cancelled (current day form of blacklisted) for holding different political opinions or supporting certain parties, or exercising their 1st amendment.
I think we can learn a lot from this time period, what do I mean by that? Well opponents of Trumbo thought these communist were going to destroy America. They did not. We hear a lot about how these socialist are gonna destroy America, or trumpers are going to destroy America. They have not. Its fear mongering to garner support for a specific side.
Everything is just fear.
I think we all need to chill, realize we are all people with different ideas and thats okay. No need to vilify those who hold other ideas. Instead we need to meet in a place of learning and understanding.
Just some similarities I noticed while watching, and the end of the movie had a great speech that I thought could be applied to the current political situation as well.
A lot of things are misunderstood. I think thats where a lot of the worlds problems come from, misunderstanding.
Anyway, great movie, with a great cast, covering an interesting time period in Hollywood in which similarities can be drawn to the current political landscape.