John Milius Quotes

30 John Milius quotes:

"There is a certain kind of respect for authenticity today that there wasn't back in the days when they did 'Cleopatra,' where everything looked like a giant motel. People want to have it be authentic in the look, and authentic in the way people behave."
"Anybody can direct a movie, and sit there. The mechanics of directing a movie are very, very simple. You can figure that out in about three hours."
"Also, they don't understand - writing is language. The use of language. The language to create image, the language to create drama. It requires a skill of learning how to use language."
"Everybody's a filmmaker today."
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"A lot of directors don't know what they want to do. Every director I've seen that was a good director that I've admired knew exactly what he wanted to do. They didn't sit there and think about it."
"A lot of people thought of me as a threat to Western civilization."
"But, I mean, egotism is not a good quality. It's not something to be admired or even tolerated. It wouldn't be tolerated in a field commander and it shouldn't be tolerated in a movie director."
"Films are always pretentious. There's nothing more pretentious than a filmmaker."
"I also thought of myself as the Sonny Barger of the film industry."
"I became a loner. I became a mountain man. A lot of those things are very good qualities and they help you do your work, help you be singular and keep the artistic integrity of your work intact, but they don't make it very easy to live your life."
"I felt that the Star Wars series became very pretentious as time went on. Just heavy and leaden."
"I find that screenwriting is at best kind of a hackwork in some ways."
"I hardly said a word to my wife until I said 'yes' to divorce."
"I mean, the old film critics just excoriated me."
"I suppose when I started out I would have liked to have been the darling of critics or something, but everybody wants to be loved and admired."
"I think Francis at half form is better than anybody else by 50%, you know? I think it's just that he has never... he has a late pick of the things that are ambitious enough for him."
"I think when I started in the business, when I had my first aspirations of being in the business, I sort of pictured an idyllic life."
"I've always been able to survive by writing, though."
"I've always had trouble with authority."
"'m a general, I do something. I go out and fight wars and win them."

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