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Milius (2013)

A look at the life of filmmaker John Milius.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Milius ... Self
Ethan Milius Ethan Milius ... Self
Amanda Milius ... Self
Walter Murch ... Self
Randal Kleiser ... Self
George Lucas ... Self
William Phelps ... Self
Donald F. Glut ... Self
Harrison Ford ... Self
Steven Spielberg ... Self
Lawrence Gordon ... Self
Peter Bart ... Self
Michael Mann ... Self
Mike Medavoy ... Self
Al Ruddy ... Self (as Albert S. Ruddy)
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A look at the life of filmmaker John Milius.

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Man. Myth. Legend. See more »


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It took the filmmakers 5 years to complete the film. See more »

Quotes

Sam Elliott: He doesn't write for pussies and he doesn't write for women. He writes for men, because he's a man.
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Crazy Credits

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Worth it for the interviews alone
9 September 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

I didn't know too much about John Milius before I sat down to watch this documentary, other than that he scripted some great movies and was responsible for one of my favourite fantasy flicks, CONAN THE BARBARIAN. So this was an eye-opening journey for me, and one which was a lot of fun. It's a documentary mainly comprised of talking head footage which looks at Milius's career in Hollywood, his rise, fame, and eventual downfall, in a snappy and amusing way. The requisite clips from his films play out and although familiar they don't lose their charm.

My only real problem with this film was that some of the animated linking scenes were pretty silly but that's a very minor niggle. The sheer breadth and wealth of Hollywood talent that has been assembled here is impressive in itself, with Spielberg and Lucas nestling alongside George Hamilton and Schwarzenegger. A lot of them have very interesting anecdotes to share, anecdotes which when put together build up a good portrait of the maverick that is Milius. While he might not be quite the legend that the filmmakers seem to believe, this is still highly watchable viewing.


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11 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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