Thoroughly Anti-Modern Milius By Bill Kauffman - June 5, 2014 2 Facebook Twitter Email Print On John Milius, writer-director-surfer-anarchist, from The American Conservative. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Nightstand Saving String, Kicking Leaves: Donald Hall’s Elegies The Nightstand Max Picard’s Silence Short On the Difficulty of Civic Friendship and Unity in an Angry Time Short Coffins, Books, and Haunted Nations The Nightstand Re-membering the Body: A Review of What It Means to Be Human The Nightstand “Seventy Years Ago”: A Review of Red Stilts by Ted Kooser 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.