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    Epix Will Air 'Milius' in January, Alongside a Marathon of John Milius' Films

    Premium channel Epix acquired the rights to "Milius," Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson's about screenwriter, director and controversial Hollywood personality John Milius, ahead of its premiere at the 2013 Telluride Film Festival. Today, Epix announced that it will be premiering the film on Saturday, Ja...

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    Watch: 45-Minute Interview With 'Apocalypse Now' Co-Writer John Milius By Francis Ford Coppola

    “Apocalypse Now,” Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 Vietnam war, has attracted to it maybe the largest corpus of legends and anecdotes of any film ever made. Sort-of an adaptation of Joseph Conrad's “Heart of Darkness,” the production became a slog through natural disasters, directorial megalomania, and l...

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    SXSW Review: 'Milius' Is A Rousing Tribute To The Warrior Poet Of Mainstream Hollywood

    In the opening moments of “Milius,” a hellzapoppin’ new documentary about John Milius, a genius tyrant and warrior poet of '70s and '80s mainstream Hollywood who wrote and directed testosterone-soaked epics like “Conan the Barbarian” and “Red Dawn,” Sam Elliott, in the same laid back butterscotch dr...

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    Watch: Trailer For SXSW Documentary 'Milius' Featuring Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola & More

    The older he’s gotten, the more of a legend he has become. So it should come as no surprise that the great John Milius would have a documentary made about him -- the real question is what took so long. The man behind the “Dirty Harry” franchise, “Apocalypse Now,” and “Conan the Barbarian” is known a...

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    Weekend Reel Reads: Looking at the Originals on the Page, Screen and Battlefield

    Sifting through the '80s basis for a recent remake, the history of war films, and a multitude of screenwriting manuals: the various inspirations for some of the top film-related stories around the web from the past week.

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    From the Wire: Celebrating 30 Years of 'Conan'

    Crom! It's time for a celebration of a Schwarzenegger classic.

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About John Milius' 'Conan The Barbarian'

    These days, after "Lord of the Rings" and "Game Of Thrones," fantasy isn't just big business, but it can also be an critically acclaimed awards favorite, picking up Oscars and Emmys by the handful. As such, it's easy to forget that prior to the 1980s, the genre barely existed on screen, with animate...

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    The Essentials: The Films Of John Milius

    All those who complain about the liberal domination of Hollywood have never come across John Milius. A film school pal of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Milius had tried to join the Marine Corp, but was turned away due to his asthma. Instead, he channeled his frustrations into both a life-long o...

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