The Obligatory Dick Miller

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When my school friend Robert and I first became aware of Dick Miller, being impressed by him in AFTER HOURS (“He said the title!”) but realizing that somehow we already knew him from many films, we had trouble remembering his name. It seemed too ordinary for him. So we called him The Character Actor.

One thing we quickly realized is that The Character Actor nearly always turned up in Joe Dante films, as a kind of Added Treat.

Here he is (left)  making his obligatory appearance in Joe Dante’s excoriating satire THE SECOND CIVIL WAR, the timely subject of this fortnight’s edition of The Forgotten. Now THAT’S character!

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2 Responses to “The Obligatory Dick Miller”

  1. Ahh… so you’re too young to remember 1959, and the bottom half of a particular AIP double bill, the extraordinary (in 1959, anyway) BUCKET OF BLOOD.

  2. I know the movie but not from it’s original release… from about thirty-five years later, I’m afraid. I didn’t see Not of this Earth until a few years ago…

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