He and his liberal colleagues with their “let’s help them” attitude rubs newspaper columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) and actor John Wayne (David James Elliott), the wrong way. They both are governed by self-righteousness and have a personal agenda to expose Communists out of the closet. Sort of like present day Republicans with a “let’s get them” attitude.
The toll has reached over 3,700 from the massive earthquake. One of the victims was a man I knew and admired that I had worked with on my short-film, The Trouble with Tonia, Tom Taplin
Whenever people ask me where I live, I say “Las Vegas,” and pause a beat, and add “Not near the strip”. As if defending myself that I am not a gambler, nor a drinker or a smoker. It elicits opposing reactions; a blank stare, a sneer or downright hostility.