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Milius (2013)

A look at the life of filmmaker John Milius.
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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
Albert S. Ruddy ... Self
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A look at the life of filmmaker John Milius.

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The true story of the greatest filmmaker you never knew See more »


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The filmmakers were supposed to interview John Milius for the documentary the week that Milius had the stroke. The doc was then put on hold for 9 months. See more »

Quotes

Francis Ford Coppola: Everything memorable about Apocalypse Now was written by John Milius.
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I love the smell of Milius in the morning
19 April 2014 | by karmaswimswamiSee all my reviews

"Milius" admirably susses out the life and essence of director, writer and movie maven John Milius, and does so without resorting to hagiography or caricature. Milius the man and the notion put the hook in me, to use his own expression, with his script for "Apocalypse Now" from 1979. He is a master of the outsize soliloquy that is relevant, indelible, written in urgent flaming large font, and always delivered with a sub rosa wink and nod. Milius in life is as bombastic, vexing and complex as his characters, and labels, slogans, and cliché cannot describe him. The filmmakers here do an exceptional job of getting past hype and drama to really figure out what makes Milius tick (or tock, as the case often is). One wishes Coppola in this film were more forthcoming with what must surely be deep insights into Milius he possesses, but aside from this dry spot, "Milius" is a nicely-woven film and warrants a watch.


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11 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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