Reviewed by George Basler In the late 1940s and 1950s, Dalton Trumbo went from being one of the highest paid and most respected screenwriters in Hollywood to being a social and political pariah. The reason was the Hollywood blacklist, which banned actors and writers with Communist, or even leftist, leanings from working in the movie business. Trumbo, who wrote such films as Spartacus, Roman Holiday and Exodus, was a member of the Communist Party from 1943 to 1948. He became a prime target when he defied the House Un-American...Read more
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By Nancy Oliveri To any practitioner of the dramatic arts whom I have ever written about in this space: Read it here and now. I'm throwing myself at your mercy and admitting two things: “I get it!” And, “It’s not as easy as it looks!” "It," in this case, is the actor’s job of making a character believable … through technique, skill or natural ability. To pull it off, you really need a little bit of each of those things.