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Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun

(DVD - 2009)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun
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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.
Title: Dalton Trumbo's Johnny got his gun
[videorecording]
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory, 2009.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 106 min.) :,sd., col. and b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: "Dalton Trumbo: rebel in Hollywood" documentary (2006); new interview with Timothy Bottoms; music video "One" by Metallica; rare behind-the-scenes footage with commentary by Timothy Bottoms and director of photography Jules Brenner; 1940 radio adapation of Johnny got his gun starring James Cagney; "Johnny got his gun" article from American Cinematographer (1971); original theatrical trailer.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1971.
Based on the novel by Dalton Trumbo.
Title from container.
Summary: 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.
Audience: MPAA rating PG mild language, crude humor and some thematic elements.
Local Note: 18 109 118 148 152 156 193 242 243
PER : 2009-04-28
Alternate Title: Johnny got his gun
ISBN: 160399260X
9781603992602
Statement of Responsibility: Roxbury Entertainment ; Arch Oboler Productions ; producer, Bruce Campbell ; novel and screenplay, Dalton Trumbo ; director, Dalton Trumbo
Credits: Director of photography, Jules Brenner ; composer and conductor, Jerry Fielding.
Performers: Timothy Bottoms, Jason Robards, Kathy Fields, Donald Sutherland, Marsha Hunt, Diane Varsi.
System Details: DVD, widescreen, NTSC.
Other Language: Closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, American Drama. World War, 1914-1918 Hospitals Drama. Soldiers Wounds and injuries United States Drama. Leg Amputation Drama. Arm Amputation Drama. Amputees Psychology Drama.
Genre/Form: Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
War films.
DVD-Video discs-2009.
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1914-1918
Soldiers
Leg
Arm
Amputees
Publisher No: SF11312
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Mar 06, 2010
  • maven rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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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