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 Politics & Power Anti-Prophets of Doom: A Review of Michael Shellenberger’s Apocalypse Never The Nightstand Learning to Live a Second Life in Two Stories by John Berger and Wendell Berry Region & Place The Roots of an American Mover The Stump “Following the Science” in a Polarized Age Short Affability, Simone Weil, and Cassiodorus The Nightstand Nihilistic Pieties: On the Souls of Woke Folk 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.