Milius: Directed by Joey Figueroa, Zak Knutson. With John Milius, Ethan Milius, Amanda Milius, Walter Murch. A look at the life of filmmaker John Milius.
“Milius (2013)u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e**** (out of 4)u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWonderful, all-star tribute to writer-director John Milius who is best remembered for the screenplay to countless classics including DIRTY HARRY, JEREMIAH JOHNSON, THE WIND AND THE LION, APOCALYPSE NOW, CONAN THE BARBARIAN and RED DAWN. This documentary traces his early days at USC and how he started working at AIP before moving onto some of the biggest pictures of the 70s and 80s. This documentary covers the wild stories behind the man and how eventually all of his politics became too much and he was pretty much thrown out of Hollywood. Directors Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson do a marvelous job at telling this story and much like the subject, they donu0026#39;t shy away from telling the truth about Milius. They donu0026#39;t shy away from some of his outrageous antics and they also arenu0026#39;t afraid to ask a pretty basic question about why such a talent just isnu0026#39;t being used as much. The film contains a terrific line up of people being interviewed including the likes of Scorsese, Spielberg, Coppola, Schrader, Stone, Lucas, Dreyfuss, Sam Elliott, Eastwood, Harrison Ford, Ed Ou0026#39;Neil, Stallone, Schwarzenegger and countless others. Itu0026#39;s obvious that all of these people hold the subject in high esteem and after watching this documentary Iu0026#39;m sure you will do. The documentary tells a great story and the way itu0026#39;s constructed is another major plus. The interviews are all terrific but we also get plenty of wonderful clips from the movies themselves. Thereu0026#39;s no doubt that after watching this thing youu0026#39;re going to want to go out and see the movies.”