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 Nightstand Rise Up, O Saints, and Plant Gardens The Wittenberg Door In Praise of Religion’s Dark Side Short Plastic, Local Feasting, and Family Farms Culture, High & Low Building Folklore Wealth The Barbershop Mr. Jones and Me The Nightstand Puppets and Portraits: Two Victorians 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.