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 Left (not Liberal) Conservatism (or Communitarianism, if you Prefer): A Restatement The Nightstand The Domestic Arts: Finding a Quiet Dignity in the Mundane The Nightstand Calling For A 21st-Century Magna Carta: A Review of Joel Kotkin’s The Coming Neo-Feudalism Short Left Conservatism, Public Lands, and Flannery O’Connor The Nightstand Free America, The Front Porch Republic, and America’s Decentralist Tradition Short No 2020 Conference, but Maybe a Local Porch 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.