This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!
“In the fall of 1947, the era of the blacklist had begun. Hollywood had long been under attack for subverting the morals of Americans; charges of too much sex and violence in the movies were almost as old as the industry itself. But with the beginning of the Cold War, HUAC, the House on UnAmerican Activities set out to prove something new; That Hollywood was also the mouthpiece for Communist Propaganda. ” – Narrator
Number of Times Seen – 1 (23 Sep 2020)
Brief Synopsis – Documentary about the strong friendship between Elia Kazan and Arthur Miller during a very controversial time in the US, especially in Hollywood.
Bottom Line – Fascinating film that shows the varying opinions in Hollywood during the blacklist and how it affected the strong bond between Elia Kazan and Arthur Miller. The way that this film describes their friendship is amazing. The film does a wonderful job showing the diverse perspectives on the issue at hand and allow us to see the different ways that people dealt with the Blacklisting. The interviews give us so much more insight into that complex time in Hollywood and in America. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In 1999, Gregory Peck supported the decision to give Elia Kazan an honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement, saying that he believed a man’s work should be separate from his life. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)
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