As the voiceover in the trailer below says “John Milius had more movies made than any other writer in the history of Hollywood.” And yet the industry eventually chucked him out by the sounds of it due to his stubborn perseverance to do things his way. This stubbornness offers a unique insight of perseverance – yes you gotta maintain your own voice but you also have to play the game, play the industry to a certain extent. Bow down to the industry too much and you lose your art, your creativity. A fine line?
The film looks well worthwhile watching.
Here is the life story of one of the most influential and controversial film directors in the history of Hollywood, John Milius. From his childhood aspirations to join the military to his formative years at the USC Film School, his legendary work on films such as Apocalypse Now, Jaws, Conan The Barbar-ian, Dirty Harry and Red Dawn, to his ultimate dismissal from Hollywood due to his radical beliefs and controversial behavior.