When Metallica made their first promotional video for the song One they bouth the movie rights to the film "Johnny got his gun" and used it in the video. This movie classic is now available on DVD for the very first time. As a bonus, the Metallica "One" video is included in the extras.
The song's theme is based on Dalton Trumbo's 1939 novel Johnny Got His Gun. It is based on the story of a soldier whose body was severely damaged after he was hit by German artillery during World War I. His arms, legs, eyes, mouth, nose and ears were gone and he could not see, speak, smell, or hear; but his mind functions perfectly, leaving him a prisoner in his own body.
Johnny Got His Gun is a 1971 anti-war film based on the novel of the same name written and directed by Dalton Trumbo