Monday, May 29, 2006

‘Peaceful Warrior’ Author Lives Vicariously Through Film

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Movies based on books don’t always follow things word-for-word – and sometimes that’s a good thing.

That’s the word from Dan Millman, author of the cult classic book, Peaceful Warrior, which has just been made into a movie starring Scott Mechlowicz and Amy Smart.

Millman says that the film is based on true events but he’s happy that several liberties were taken concerning his love life.

He admits his character’s love life on screen “is more active than mine was in college” and that he “vicariously enjoyed the movie because of that.”

Says Millman: “I didn’t get as much action [as the character portrayed by Mechlowicz] so the movie was a great adventure.”

The life might review the lessons Millman learned from a wise gas attendant who is played in the movie by Nick Nolte, but he says he doesn’t consider the movie a biopic.

As he puts it, “In a way it is [a biopic] and, in a way, it’s not because its about bigger issues and humanity and all of us so it didn’t matter that it was about me – I just happen to be the main character.”

Peaceful Warrior opens in select theaters on June 2.

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