Who is the most quotable filmmaker of them all? Quentin Tarantino would be the modern-day favourite; Kevin Smith, Nora Ephron and Billy Wilder have their fans. But a strong argument could also be made for John Milius, the legendary writer-producer-director whose credits include Apocalypse Now, Jeremiah Johnson, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, The Wind and the Lion, Big Wednesday, Conan the Barbarian and Red Dawn – as well as uncredited work on the scripts for Dirty Harry, Jaws and The Hunt for Red October, among others.
We recently looked at twelve fractious movie shoots, plagued by everything from bad weather and budgetary problems to domineering directors and badly behaved stars. You thought that was it? Well, think again! Here are twelve more unforgettable tales of trouble on set.
Think Australian screenwriters are boring? You’re probably right. But not always. Stephen Vagg, a screenwriter himself and an aficionado of the history of the Australian film industry, put together this top ten of list of ten unusual stories about Australian screenwriters.