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3.8
174 Ratings

Red Hollywood

Directed by Thom Andersen, Noël Burch
United States, 1996
Documentary, TV Movie, History

Synopsis

A revelatory essay film, Red Hollywood examines the pictures made by the victims of the Hollywood Blacklist and offers a radically different perspective on a key period in the history of American cinema.

Red Hollywood Directed by Thom Andersen, Noël Burch
In addition to being an engrossing essay, Red Hollywood takes on an identity of its own, a push forward in filmic language and cinema as activism.
June 01, 2016
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Andersen’s middle and least-known documentary is another structuralist inquiry into movie-land history. Red Hollywood, made in 1995 in collaboration with theorist-historian Noël Burch, makes a significant (and entertaining) contribution to the saga of the blacklist by taking allegations of theHouse Un-American Activities Committee at their word.
March 08, 2005
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Divided into seven key sections—“myths,” “war,” “class,” “sexes,” “hate,” “crime,” and “death”—Red Hollywood covers a lot of territory in two hours but its streamlined pacing makes it fun and easy to watch.
August 08, 1996
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