Ed Driscoll

Cinematic Submission: The New Blacklist

Found via Peaktalk, Bridget Johnson writes that Hollywood filmmakers are just as cowed into submission by fears of Islamic retribution as today’s newspapers are. Hence, the golden era, as James Lileks dubbed it, of beating around the bush about the post 9/11 world, and endless awards handed out to “controversial” movies whose plots are about controversies long since settled, as Mark Steyn recently noted.

When Kirk Douglas produced and starred in Spartacus, he told virtually everyone who would listen that it was he who broke the blacklist by hiring communist screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, and putting his name on the credits, rather than using a pseudonym, or a “front“.

Who will be the first in Hollywood brave enough to break the new blacklist?