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Johnny Got His Gun (2008)

 -  Drama  -  22 September 2008 (USA)
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The story of a young American soldier hit by an artillery shell on the last day of the First World War. The film takes place in the mind of a quadruple amputee who has also lost his eyes, ... See full summary »

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The story of a young American soldier hit by an artillery shell on the last day of the First World War. The film takes place in the mind of a quadruple amputee who has also lost his eyes, ears, nose, and mouth. Regaining consciousness, 20 year-old Joe Bonham slowly discovers that while his brain is healthy and able to reason, the rest of his body is irreparably shattered, leaving him forever trapped within the confines of his own imagination. He struggles valiantly to find some way to communicate with the outside world. Tapping his head in Morse code he breaks through and pleads with his caretakers to be put on display as a living example of the cost of war. Written by Wesley Horton

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The body of war. The heart of a man.

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Joe Bonham: Somebody, get this rat off me! See it hanging there? Somebody!
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Watch this!!!!! It's AWESOME
6 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is awesome because it's basically the book put onto the screen. It's pretty much stripped of all the unnecessary traditional Hollywood stuff that can tend to be added to book adaptations. You really feel like you're in Joe's head. This was partly due to the lighting and the sparse black background, which was probably chosen because the director usually does theater and I found that this definitely added to the movie as a whole. This was also due largely to Ben's amazing acting, including the little things he would do such as looking up when he was angry or changing the intonation of his voice slightly and softening his expression depending on who he was "talking" to. If you're wondering how to be able to watch it, go to the website and sign up for the mailing list and they can tell you about the DVD. ^_^ watch it =)


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