The Marxist and the Movies: A Biography of Paul Jarrico (Screen Classics)

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The author of The Marxist and the Movies: A Biography of Paul Jarrico (Screen Classics) is Larry Ceplair As part of its effort to expose Communist infiltration in the United States and eliminate Communist influence on movies, from 1947--1953 the House Committee on Un-American Activities subpoenaed hundreds of movie industry employees suspected of membership in the Communist Most of them, including screenwriter Paul Jarrico (1915--1997), invoked the Fifth Amendment and refused to answer questions about their political They were all In The Marxist and the Movies, Larry Ceplair narrates the life, movie career, and political activities of Jarrico, the recipient of an Oscar nomination for his screenplay for Tom, Dick and Harry (1941) and the producer of Salt of the Earth (1954), one of the most politically besieged films in the history of the United Though Jarrico did not reach the upper eschelon of screenwriting, he worked steadily in Hollywood until his He was one of the movie industry's most engaged Communists, working on behalf of dozens of social and political Song of Russia (1944) was one of the few assignments that allowed him to express his political beliefs through his screenwriting Though MGM planned the film as a conventional means of boosting domestic support for the USSR, a wartime ally of the United States, it came under attack by a host of Jarrico fought the blacklist in many ways, and his greatest battle involved the making of Salt of the Jarrico, other blacklisted individuals, and the families of the miners who were the subject of the film created a landmark film in motion picture As did others on the blacklist, Jarrico decided that Europe offered a freer atmosphere than that of the cold war United Although he continued to support political causes while living abroad, he found it difficult to find remunerative black market screenwriting On the scripts he did complete, he had to use a pseudonym or allow the producers to give screen credit to Upon returning to the United States in 1977, he led the fight to restore screen credits to the blacklisted writers who, like himself, had been denied screen credit from the late 1940s to the Despite all the obstacles he encountered, Jarrico never lost his faith in the progressive potential of movies and the possibility of a socialist The Marxist and the Movies details the relationship between a screenwriter's work and his Communist From Jarrico's immens.This title is available at BookMoving on Larry Ceplair's eBooks, .The Marxist and the Movies: ... Textbook, course, ebook, pdf, download at bookmoving .

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