Johnny Got His Gun

Nobody asked but …

I know that Dalton Trumbo was alleged to be a member of some chapter of the communist gang. I know that Dalton Trumbo was purported to be on Hollywood’s black list. I know that Dalton Trumbo wrote under pseudonyms for more than a decade. I know that Joe McCarthy and Roy Cohn garnered more respect from the American public than Dalton Trumbo for a time.

But how can a decent, god-fearing, patriot prefer war when confronted with the ideas brought forth by Roger Ebert in this review, and in Dalton Trumbo’s book and screenplay?

Dalton Trumbo wrote 3 of my favorite movies — Lonely Are The Brave, Spartacus, and Johnny Got His Gun.

— Kilgore Forelle

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