In 1977 Don Herron began leading The Dashiell Hammett Tour, now the longest-running literary tour in the nation. On this site you’ll find information on current walks — dates, where to meet, arranging tours by appointment — plus a hard-boiled blog with news, reviews of books and film, and a dash of noir.
The latest and greatest edition to self-guide you up and down the mean streets.
Willeford: The Book
Includes the first “Mr. Hunt” story, “Knives in the Dark.”
Tag Archives: Danny Trejo
Tour: And the Oscar Goes To
Per my norm of recent years, I hadn’t seen any of the films up for major awards — still haven’t caught up with Argo from last year — but as usual watched the Oscar ceremonies last night anyway. I guess I consider … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, Film, News, Tour Tagged 12 Years a Slave, Argo, Danny Trejo, Extreme Prejudice, Firsts, George Pelecanos, Jeopardy!, John Ridley, Nick Nolte, Noir, NPR, Oliver Stone, Oscar, Powers Boothe, Sweet Smell of Success, The Raid 2: Berandal, U Turn
Sinister Cinema: World War Z, No Doubt with SPOILERS
Okay, after blurbing it on Cheese Theatre, I had to give the movie World War Z a shot. First, I must congratulate Max Brooks for selling them two words and the letter “Z” —nabbing around a reported $100,000 per letter or thereabout. Sweet . … Continue reading
Posted in Film, Frisco, SFSC Tagged Big Trouble in Little China, Brad Pitt, Cheese Theatre, Danny Trejo, Dawn of the Dead, Diva, Donimique Pinon, Ethan Suplee, Ghostbusters, Jade, James Hong, Jurassic Park, Max Brooks, Michael Biehn, Night of the Living Dead, R.I.P.D., Return of the Living Dead, Rise of the Zombies, Ryan Reynolds, Shaun of the Dead, The Dude, Tom Cruise, War of the Worlds, William Friedkin, World War Z, Zatoichi, Zombieland