John Milius Quotes

30 John Milius quotes:

"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."
"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."
"Matter of fact, the style that people use today, I invented in a way."
"Most artists think they're frauds anyway."
"Yeah, there's absolutely. I mean, remember when The Searchers came out, it was a relatively big hit for a Western, and I think it made 5 million bucks - I don't even think it made that."
"Films are always pretentious. There's nothing more pretentious than a filmmaker."
"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 find that screenwriting is at best kind of a hackwork in some ways."
"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."
"You know, I find it very strange when movies that I made that were just excoriated - I mean that I was just vilified for - are now looked at as classics."
"Everybody's a filmmaker today."
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"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."
"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."
"I hardly said a word to my wife until I said 'yes' to divorce."
"I've always had trouble with authority."
"'m a general, I do something. I go out and fight wars and win them."
"No, you're either born a writer, a storyteller, or you're not."
"You never know when you're going to be considered un-hip... The people that really pass judgment on you really have nothing to do with what you do, usually."

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