Monday, October 22, 2007

Announcing The Dick Miller Blog-A-Thon!!!

I've never participated in one of these before, but I've got no problem starting one up: Headquarters10 announces its first-ever Blog-A-Thon, this time celebrating the greatest of all character actors, Mr. Dick Miller! In a career that's spanned over 50 years, he's worked with everyone from Scorsese to Cameron to Spielberg and has made every Joe Dante movie just a little bit better by gracing them with his presence (and they were already good to begin with). He co-wrote T.N.T. JACKSON, directed an episode of MIAMI VICE (unless there's another Dick Miller out there I don't know about) and made all our lives richer by just being Dick.

Seriously, think of all the terrific movies Dick Miller's been in: ROCK ALL NIGHT, NOT OF THIS EARTH, A BUCKET OF BLOOD, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, THE WILD ANGELS, THE STUDENT TEACHERS, TRUCK TURNER, HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD, PIRANHA, THE HOWLING, ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL, 1941, THE HOWLING, GREMLINS, THE TERMINATOR, AFTER HOURS, EXPLORERS, NIGHT OF THE CREEPS, GREMLINS 2, MATINEE, among many others. If there's anyone out there who deserves a day of fan worship, it's Dick Miller. Trust me, he's earned it.

So let's take this opportunity to appreciate this wonderful actor with his very own Blog-A-Thon on Tuesday, December 18, one week before his 79th birthday. I would have made his birthday the date for the Blog-A-Thon, but I don't think anyone's going to want to post anything on Christmas, you know?. So let's take this opportunity to say "Thanks" to a guy who's never quite gotten the recognition he's very richly deserved. Hope to see you there!

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