Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Milius (2013)

Directors: Joey Figueroa, Zak Knutson

Composer: Daniel Sternbaum

Starring: John Milius, Ethan Milius, Amanda Milius, Walter Murch, Randal Kleiser, George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Michael Mann, George Hamilton, Francis Ford Coppola, Elvis Mitchell, Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, Paul Schrader, Richard Dreyfuss, Bryan Singer, Robert Zemeckis, Charlie Sheen, Oliver Stone, Sylvester Stallone, William Katt, Kathleen Kennedy, Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Powers Boothe, Bob Gale, Sam Elliott, Lea Thompson, Kurt Sutter, Ed O'Neill, John Goodman

More info: IMDb

Tagline: The true story of the greatest filmmaker you never knew

Plot: A look at the life of filmmaker,John Milius.

My rating: 8.5/10

Will I watch it again?  Yes!

The story goes something like this.  Steven Spielberg's in the middle of filming JAWS (1975) and he's closing to filming the intimate scene of the three leads inside the boat but the scene needs something, a chilling story for Quint to tell Brody and Hooper.  Spielberg calls his buddy John Milius and asks for some ideas.  Within minutes Spielberg is quickly writing down this incredible monologue Milius dictates about Quint and The Indianapolis.  Bam!  It's done.  How's that for talent?  It's one of the most iconic moments in film history, that monologue, and it's just as chilling to hear Robert Shaw recite as it was for me 35 years ago when I first saw it.  Milius is one of the most badass filmmakers that's ever shot a frame.  He's the man's man of movie macho motherfuckers and this is his story as told by him and seemingly countless Hollywood heavyweights.  It's a fascinating story about a true maverick whose personality and opinions ostracized him from Hollywood.  This was on Netflix last year and it's not on DVD.  I'm jonsing to see it again and I can't.  Damnit!

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