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Johnny Got His Gun

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival, Johnny Got His Gun focuses on a horrifically wounded American soldier (Bottoms) who against the wishes of the military wants his body put on show so as to communicate the true horror of war. Adapted from his own novel, the film reflects Trumbo’s own personal experience as a victim of government as a victim of the Hollywood Ten, the group of writers that refused to testify before The House of Un-American Activities.