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Dalton Trumbo
JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN (ca. 1968) Script
1968. Vintage original film script by Dalton Trumbo based on his novel Beverly Hills: The Bruce Campbell and Dalton Trumbo Company, [nd but ca. 1968]. [1],v,136 leaves plus lettered inserts. Quarto, mimeographed typescript, printed on rectos only of white, yellow and salmon stock, brad bound. Chip from blank fore-edge of terminal leaf, not affecting text, otherwise VERY GOOD or better. An important anti-War script by the legendary Hollywood Ten member Dalton Trumbo, for the only film he ever directed. An unidentified, undated but revised pre-production draft of Trumbo's own screenplay adaptation of his 1939 novel. A multitude of revisions on various colored papers, as well as lettered inserted half-pages, suggests the script was still in flux, and a section preceding the opening of the script includes a brief history of the novel, and quotes international comments about it, clearly in an effort to generate studio interest in the project. We've handled two other drafts of this screenplay, both denoted "final" (but also with revisions and similar collations), both dating from the first quarter of 1968. Trumbo also directed the 1971 release starring Timothy Bottoms, Jason Robards, Donald Sutherland, and Donald Barry. Trumbo won two awards at Cannes for his work on this film. The anti-war novel Johnny Got His Gun by famously-blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (1905-76), was originally published in September 1939 ("three days before the beginning of World War II" as Trumbo himself notes in the introduction to this screenplay). Since the story takes place entirely within the … [Click Below for Full Description]
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