INTERVIEWED BY ERIK BAUER
Creative Screenwriting, VOLUME 7, #2 (MARCH/APRIL 2000)
You know that line in “Dirty Harry” in which Clint Eastwood’s Harry Callahan describes the power of the .44 Magnum? John Milius wrote that line. Remember the line in “Jaws” when Robert Shaw, playing the shark hunter, talks about his buddies being eaten alive by sharks during World War II? That was Milius. How about the line in “Apocalypse Now,” when Robert Duvall, playing a surf-loving Army colonel, says, “I love the smell of napalm in the morning”? Milius again.
John Milius interviewed by Francis Ford Coppola:
Script for John Milius’ ‘Apocalypse Now’ for your downloading and reading pleasure:
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