Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun

Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun

DVD - 1971
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After a shell leaves his body mangled on the final day of World War I, young Joe Bonham lies trapped in a hospital bed. He is a fully conscious quadruple amputee who cannot speak, hear or see. He is left to wander within his own mind and goes between his harsh reality and memories of a happier life long gone. Delve into the mind of a man lost somewhere on the edges of sanity and insanity, life and death.
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Shout! Factory, [1971]
ISBN: 9781603992602
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.43 DAL NVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 106 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Johnny got his gun

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ms_mustard
Apr 28, 2016

'the system' is cruel beyond measure.

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maven
Mar 06, 2010

Not quite as good as the book it was based on. Some parts were well-done, but a lot of it had a very 70s feel that I don't think stood up to now. It's a story that's difficult to translate to film though, so I can appreciate the attempt.

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