“Johnny Got His Gun” (1971)

Films And Lice


Johnny Got His Gun is a 1971 anti war film, written and directed by Dalton Trumbo. Based on his novel of the same name, it’s one of the greatest political statements of the 20th century. Trumbo was without a doubt one of the greatest screenwriters of all time.Titles such as Roman Holiday, Spartacus, and 30 Seconds Over Tokyo, are some of his most recognizable works. He’s also one of the more tragic figures in American film history. Blacklisted during the Communist witch hunts of the 1950s, it would take years for him to be given full credit for his body of work.

I’m willing to bet you know of this film, and have seen certain segments of it. For my particular age group, it’s best remembered from the music video One, by Metallica. However, there’s a lot more to this film than just that. This is a…

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