SXSW 'Milius' Trailer Showcases the Life and Times of Our Generation's Ernest Hemingway

SXSW 'Milius' Trailer Showcases the Life and Times of Our Generation's Ernest Hemingway

Mar 07, 2013

John MiliusI’m just gonna come right out and say it – John Milius is the Ernest Hemingway of my generation. A man who tells stories about men for men. A larger-than-life character who’s as well known for his persona as his talent, but not in the stupid way today’s stars are, where it’s all some calculated marketing plan. A gifted writer with a genuine talent for telling compelling stories that turned into some of our most unforgettable films. Hell, the man was the real-life inspiration for The Big Lebowski's Walter Sobchak. You don’t get any more awesome than that.

I love John Milius, and because of that, I’m more excited than anyone to finally get a chance to see Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson’s documentary about the legendary screenwriter and director, simply entitled Milius. Unfortunately, I won’t be at SXSW this week, where the film is set to premiere. If you’re also not lucky enough to be attending the festival, we’ve got the next best thing: the official trailer for the film.

Figueroa and Knutson have talked to some of the biggest names in Hollywood about the legend of John Milius – Scorsese, Spielberg, Schwarzenegger and Harrison Ford amongst them – but the most perfect quote from this entire preview comes from Sam Elliott. He nails the essence of John Milius in one perfect line: “He doesn’t write for pussies, and he doesn’t write for women.” Amen.

Have a peek at the trailer below and bask in the awesomeness that is John Milius. They don’t make them like this guy anymore.

[via Indiewire]

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