R | | Drama, War
In this tragic, dark, anti-war satire, a patriotic young American in WW1 is rendered blind, deaf, limbless, and mute by a horrific artillery shell attack. Trapped in what's left of his body, he desperately looks for a way to end his life.
At a very early stage, Dalton Trumbo considered Steve Martin for the role of Joe Bonham. Martin was dating Trumbo's daughter at the time.
I don't know whether I'm alive and dreaming or dead and remembering.
War Dead Since 1914: Over 80,000,000 Missing or Mutilated: Over 150,000,000 "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori"
Also, on the Laserdisc version there is a small subplot with a worker at the bakery named Jose, who tells Joe and the other workers he is holding two jobs, one at the bakery and another as an accountant, when he says that he can't handle the jobs and hasn't slept, but can't bring himself to quit as the bakery boss was the first person to help him when he arrived in Los Angeles, Joe then helps him lose his job at the bakery.