There is a new filmed production of Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun, the 1939 National Book Award-winning novel, which will have a modest national role-out begining this October.  For the full tour click HERE.  The production stars Ben McKenzie  (of The O.C. and Junebug fame) as Joe Bonham, a WWI veteran and quadruple amputee who has also lost his eyes, ears, nose, and mouth and must struggle to communicate with those around him.  A moving and thought-provoking look at the cost of war.  For teacher’s, there is a Study Guide available as well.  Check out the movie trailer for a sneak peek:

 

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Trumbo's "Johnny Got His Gun" on Film

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