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He may have been part of the same wave of maverick film-makers that spawned the likes of George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese, but writer/director John Milius has never been afforded the same mainstream recognition. Documentary-makers Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson go part of the way to explaining why, in this portrait of an outspoken right-wing rebel and his many clashes with studio bosses. Beyond the films he made himself (
Conan the Barbarian
), Milius brought his writing talent - uncredited and credited - to
. But his larger-than-life personality was often his undoing, not least after the controversy surrounding the Soviet-baiting
. Contemporaries and family members wax lyrical about the Hollywood outsider - recovering from a stroke as this documentary was shot - in an engrossing film that will encourage viewers to revisit many of the movies on which he left his mark.
Documentary about the controversial and outspoken writer and director, examining his influence on some of the most memorable films of the 1970s, including writing the scripts of Apocalypse Now and Dirty Harry. Featuring contributions from friends and family, including fellow directors Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone, Michael Mann and Clint Eastwood.
Cast & Crew
1 Nov 2013
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