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 Reviving the Cult of Citizenship: Tony Woodlief’s I, Citizen The Brass Spittoon Speaking Freely in Times of Crisis: A Conversation with Paul Kemeny, Ben Faber, and Richard Gamble The Barbershop “Oh, Wow.” A Benediction for Ed McClanahan The Barbershop Columbiana: In Want of Cram Short Humanities, Journalism, and Parishes The Blackboard The Contradictions within My Students’ Request for Diverse Curricula 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.