November 24, 2015

EP. 43 — John McNamara, Trumbo screenwriter

In celebration of the 68th anniversary of the start of the Hollywood Blacklist, Franklin sits down to chat with John McNamara, screenwriter of Trumbo. They discuss if it was intimidating for John to write a screenplay about Dalton Trumbo, arguably one of the greatest screenwriters of all time, learning Trumbo’s voice through trial and error, and what helped guide him toward the story he wanted to tell with the film.

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