After all, it's just a ride….

Red Hollywood (2014) Trailer

Seemingly in perfect tandem with this months Sight & Sound election of the greatest documentaries of all time comes this expose of one of the darkest stains in Hollywood history, the notorious HUAC hearings and the blacklist;

I very much like the idea of examining the films that the likes of Joseph Losey and Jules Dassin made in Europe after their quiet exile, that’s an angle which isn’t usually examined in relation to the directors and screenwriters ostracised experiences and politics, and the fact that the terrific Thom Anderson of Los Angeles Plays Itself is behind the viewfinder doesn’t hurt….


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