Tomorrow’s movie, Trumbo, in which Director Jay Roach stars award-winning Bryan Cranston, as the unrelenting screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo, is igniting the discussion about politics in America.
In a political climate where an American presidential candidate like Donald Trump has become debatable and controversial due to his outspoken nature and ideologies, Trumbo, is a movie that addresses this sort of discourse.
“The point of the movie is never to discount the values of American civil liberties when making policies,” said Cranston during an interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts on Good Morning America.
Trumbo is based on a true story about the life of the 1940s top-paid Hollywood screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo. During his career in the ‘40s, Trumbo made MGM hits such as A Guy Named Joe, and Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo. Trumbo’s career came to a screech in 1947 when, along with the Hollywood Ten — also writers, directors and producers — when he was subpoenaed to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
During the interrogation, the Hollywood Ten all refused to answer the question, “Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?” As a result, they were blacklisted in Hollywood.
Cranston, the star of the movie, Trumbo, believes Trump’s candidacy for president of the United States is great. “It forces other candidates to be more real, more honest and more open,” he said.
In an interview with the Daily Beast, he said that he is concerned about any activity that attempts to suppress our First Amendment rights. He mentions such attempts could fall under names such as Red Scare, or nowadays, ‘”terrorism.”’
Cranston suggests that Hollywood, as well as American politics, will be more meaningful if it honors individuals’ civil rights, which are depicted in the movie, Trumbo.