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  • John Milius: "Most Hollywood scripts that get made today are garbage."

    Short article/interview I found on CNN. Not very insightful, maybe someone finds it interesting anyway:

    http://edition.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/...ies/index.html
    Jesus, if this guy owned a funeral parlor nobody would die!

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    Re: John Milius: "Most Hollywood scripts that get made today are garbage."

    That guy's a badass.
    Sent from my iPhone. Because I'm better than you.

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      Re: John Milius: "Most Hollywood scripts that get made today are garbage."

      John Milius.

      I tell you something...I love 99.9% of his screenplays.

      I will remember the script and movie -- APOCALYPSE NOW -- forever.

      Thanks for posting this.

      This is the best part of the article --
      Code:
      "Milius' latest project is a screenplay for a three-hour biopic of Genghis Khan,
       "the son of a hit man whose father is murdered and who went on to conquer 
      the known world and become the greatest military and civil genius in history,"
       as Milius described him. Production could begin in early 2010, he said.
       
      Milius said Khan inspired another popular line, Arnold Schwarzenegger's 
      list of afew of his favorite things in 1982's "Conan the Barbarian": 
      "To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to
       hear the lamentations of their women," 
      goes the line. 
       
      That came right from the history books, said Milius. "That's the most 
      famous Genghis Khan line. It's a paraphrase of what he said 
      when he was with his generals and he was asked what was the
       greatest thing in life," he said.
       
      Although he admires a few scripts from modern-day Hollywood -- such 
      as P.T. Anderson's "Boogie Nights," "Hard Eight" and "There Will Be Blood" -- 
      most Hollywood scripts that get made today are "garbage," Milius said, 
      written by "broken writers" with no "shame." 
       
      "There's no shame in the world, and without shame, you cannot have honor. 
      Our world is ruled by consensus now. There is no sense of honor."
      Last edited by Ben; 03-15-2009, 07:14 AM.
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        Re: John Milius: "Most Hollywood scripts that get made today are garbage."

        cool article. Thanks for posting this...

        Milius will always be a 'stand-up' guy in my book.

        His film 'Flight of the Intruder' came out in 91' -
        At that time, my husband was flying the A6-Intruder
        in Desert Storm. His Squadron was on the first strike
        of the War.

        I thought it would be cool if they were able to see it
        on board the Aircraft Carrier. So I called up Milius-no joke--
        And not only did he 'send' the movie to CV-61, he f8cking
        flew it out there himself and sat with the entire crew of the
        carrier and watched it with them.

        Anyway, that's my John Milius story. Thanks again

        He also showed up at our Navy Ball with clips of the
        film.

        He rocks!
        si

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          Re: John Milius: "Most Hollywood scripts that get made today are garbage."

          Originally posted by dodo1 View Post
          Short article/interview I found on CNN. Not very insightful, maybe someone finds it interesting anyway:

          http://edition.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/...ies/index.html
          Most importantly, Milius wrote and directed "Big Wednesday" shot at Bixby Ranch, one of the best places I've ever surfed in my life.

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            Re: John Milius: "Most Hollywood scripts that get made today are garbage."

            Those who have not read the linked article might want to.

            He said a lot of things that I agree with. But he and I are old guys. What do you expect?

            "The fact that you have seen professionals write poorly is no reason for you to imitate them." - ComicBent.

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              Re: John Milius: "Most Hollywood scripts that get made today are garbage."

              Looking at that picture of him that goes with the article, there's no denying that he was the basis for Walter in THE BIG LEBOWSKI.
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                Re: John Milius: "Most Hollywood scripts that get made today are garbage."

                Listened to his dvd commentary on BIG WEDNESDAY recently, also very interesting.
                Forthcoming: The Annual, "I JUST GOT DUMPED" Valentine's Short Screenplay Writing Competition. Keep an eye on Writing Exercises.

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                  Re: John Milius: "Most Hollywood scripts that get made today are garbage."

                  I thought I saw in a story about the making of Jaws that Robert Shaw came up with his speech about the Indianapolis?
                  Teach me a fact and I'll learn.
                  Tell me the truth and I'll believe.
                  Tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.

                  - Native American proverb -

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                    Re: John Milius: "Most Hollywood scripts that get made today are garbage."

                    IMDB says this.

                    Quint's tale of the USS Indianapolis was conceived by playwright Howard Sackler, lengthened by screenwriter John Milius and rewritten by Robert Shaw following a disagreement between screenwriters Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb. Shaw presented his text, and Benchley and Gottlieb agreed that this was exactly what was needed. Whoever was responsible, Quint got the date of the sinking wrong, claiming it was June 29, 1945, when in reality it was 12:14 am on July 30th, 1945. Universal has toyed with the idea of making the "Indianapolis" incident into a film, using a young Quint as the lead, ever since. Note that June 29, however, is the date (in the film) that the young boy was eaten by the shark, as can be seen in the hand-written "reward" notice.

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