Coppola turns Vietnam into a war movie as drug-addled theme park ride with real tigers, exploding sets, and Marlon Brando as a mad guru warrior.
Tag: John Milius
Arnold Schwarzenegger is the original ‘Conan the Barbarian’ on Peacock
Arnold Schwarzenegger was the defining action hero of Hollywood from the mid-1980s through the 1990s, yet before he made his breakthrough, he seem the most unlikely American screen icon to lumber his way up the Hollywood ladder. The former Austrian bodybuilder turned Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia (he retired his crown undefeated) seemed destined to […]
Last chance: Sean Connery in ‘The Wind and the Lion’ on HBO Max
The Wind and the Lion (1975), the sophomore feature of director John Milius, is a small-scale version of the kind of grand historical epic that blossomed in the 1960s. Set in 1904 Morocco and loosely based on a true historical incident, the 1972 historical adventure stars Sean Connery as Berber chieftain and rebel leader Mulai […]
Warren Oates is ‘Dillinger’ on Amazon Prime Video
John Dillinger was the most notorious of the Depression-era gangsters and his exploits (and attendant newspaper coverage) made him a romantic anti-hero to many of the folks who felt betrayed by the bankers and businessmen of the country. Dillinger (1973), the directorial debut of John Milius, plays on that image of the gentleman gangster who […]