Category Archives: DMac

Rediscovered: A Willeford Blurb — For Haefele?!?

Image above — Haefele’s Heretics rolling into Lovecraft Town on a convoy of Shermans. Locked and loaded. Yep, every time I pick up the new trade paperback of John D. Haefele’s A Look Behind the Derleth Mythos all I can … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: “Say It Simple”

  And today Michael S. Chong returns, with the third entry in his series of “lost” Willeford bits scattered through the newspapers of North America — this time an item about Willeford’s interest in playing around with big, fancy words … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: Too Late for Tears

Another year of Noir City — without the usual bleak noir rain — opens in the Castro Theatre tonight, with a specially restored 35mm print of the Roy Huggins film Too Late for Tears. Dennis McMillan and I were thinking … Continue reading

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Posse McMillan: Contrappasso Noir

Dennis McMillan has been buzzing through the area lately — you’ll remember he got his car with Kansas plates stolen as an early Xmas present — and a few weeks later he got the ticket for his stolen car running … Continue reading

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Posse McMillan: The Legend Continues

Along with other distractions of the season to keep me away from posting, it turns out that no less than Dennis McMillan has shown up in town — that’ll eat up some time. He’s got me roped into a book party … Continue reading

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Sinister Cinema: Footnotes to R.I.P.D.

Footnote One: In some odd way, Jeff Bridges with his line delivery as Old West lawman Roy Pulsipher in R.I.P.D. reminded me of Dennis McMillan. Not the same voice, exactly, though something very much like The Taw. More the sense of … Continue reading

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Posse McMillan: More on Crumley, with Ralph Beer SPOILER

Doing some catch-up on stuff I have contemplated posting: Early this year I surfed across a fine memoir of James Crumley by a writer pal of his named Ralph Beer — very nice, even includes photos of some of Crumley’s favorite … Continue reading

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Posse McMillan: Kent Harrington in Noir City

We’re about halfway through the current Noir City run, and I’ve done all the days I’m going to do this year — lucking out when Kent Harrington, fellow Posse McMillan regular, happened to be on hand Sunday for a signing … Continue reading

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Hollywood Beat: The Tully Talk

On Sunday the 14th I got up in Denver at the crack-of-dawn (and anyone who knows me can tell you I hate the crack-of-dawn) and began punching the machine toward LA for the talk about Jim Tully in Musso & Frank, … Continue reading

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Posse McMillan: DMac vs. Zombies

While I think the actual life of Dennis McMillan is interesting enough, especially if you’ve got your noir or absurd on, I realised awhile back that a shadow life of Dennis in fiction was developing — don’t know for certain if it … Continue reading

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