Thoroughly Anti-Modern Milius By Bill Kauffman - June 5, 2014 2 Reading Time: 1 Facebook Twitter Email Print On John Milius, writer-director-surfer-anarchist, from The American Conservative. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Barbershop Haunted by Grace, a little East of Eden: A Literary Apologetic Short “Be Happy!”–Thanks for an Excellent Gathering The Stump The Forgotten Conservative Value: Wilderness Short Berry’s Dissent, Procreation, and Rotten STEM The Stump Why Aren’t There More Conservative Anarchists? On Recovering a Consistent Philosophy of Conservative Anti-Statism Short Support Local Culture: A Journal of the Front Porch Republic 2 COMMENTS To compare “Red Dawn” to “Battle of Algiers” is just silly. This comment was not made by anyone who understands (or even likes) films. Yes, “Red Dawn” is not actually that good of a film, reminds me of something Republic Pictures might have made during WWII. On the other hand, Milius’s “The Wind and the Lion” and “Big Wednesday” are good films and hold up pretty well after 40 years, as does the Milius-penned “Jeremiah Johnson.” And Milius’s “Farwell to the King” is an arresting, interesting failure which seems oddly truncated. Comments are closed.