Talk:Pietro di Donato

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blacklisted filmmaker Edward Dmytryk. It won awards at festivals across Europe, such as the 1949 Venice Film Festival, though it was banned from the United States at the time.

Why was this filmmaker blacklisted? Why was the film banned in the United States? You left me hanging... If anyone knows this information, please add it, as I think it would greatly improve the quality of the article. --DanielCD 21:44, 2 March 2006 (UTC)

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From what I know, the reason that Christ In Concrete was once banned in the United States is that both the screenplay author and the director were blacklist victims during the latter 1940's and the 1950's. The director, Edward Dmytryk, had been, for a brief time, a member of the Communist party, and the screen writer, Ben Barzman, was also a Communist Party member. Because of the prominent involvement of these two individuals in the picture, Hollywood would not release or distribute it in the United States. If I recall correctly. the picture was actually made at a studio in England and was not an American film at all. I certainly am no authority about this point, but I bellieve that is the story behind it all and needs to be explalined. (talk) 20:13, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

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