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« : July 05, 2007, 04:00:57 PM »

Now here is an interesting guy that it may be interesting to track down for the board, it could be a great question & answer type thing if he's still alive, no?


http://website.lineone.net/~braithwaitej/mainsite/further%20reading/spagwesterns/millard.htm

There are a bunch on Amazon too seems he wrote a lot of novelizations,  Cahill US Marshall too.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/102-1864139-4395335?%5Fencoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books&field-author=Joe%20Millard

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« #1 : July 06, 2007, 08:45:23 PM »

He's gone to Sad Hill, found some info.

Joseph John Millard (1908-1989) had a long and varied writing career, producing scripts for Fawcett (later DC) comics and short stories for the pulps in the 1940s, paperback originals for Gold Medal in the '50s & '60s, and writing articles for men's magazines such as True. He also wrote a biography of "sleeping prophet" Edgar Cayce, and his 1964 science fiction novel, The Gods Hate Kansas was filmed as They Came From Beyond Space (1967).

In later years he produced a string of film and TV tie-ins. As well as adapting, For A Few Dollars More and The Good, The Bad & The Ugly he also wrote a series of original Dollar Westerns based around the "Man With No Name" character.

His other Euro-Western tie-ins include The Hunting Party Chato's Land.




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« #2 : July 06, 2007, 08:55:36 PM »

Thanks, Joe. I'll try to do him justice in the SL Encyclopedia.



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« #3 : July 06, 2007, 09:41:18 PM »

Millard had quite a career.  Does it seem that the novelization of films is less frequent than it used to be?  It seemed there were a group of writers that did a lot of them years ago.  I'm thinking maybe there are less actual novelizations because there's been an increase in time of books about the actual films and the making of them.....kind of tied into the marketing of the film.    

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« #4 : July 06, 2007, 10:00:48 PM »

Perhaps with the perception that 13-year-olds make up the audience for most films, there's also the misapprehension that such a demographic doesn't buy books. ^-^



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« #5 : July 06, 2007, 10:18:21 PM »

It's very good point you make Dave.  I'm sure that is part of the equation.  It just seems like its another craft that's slowly disappearing.  Not that the novelizations were so great.  I guess also another thing could be how films are perceived now.  Viewers regardless of their age are in some ways more sophisticated than maybe 40 years ago.  They watch the films more times over and over at home.  They have greater access to the special features on the making of the films.  It's just unfortunate that the films themselves seem to be less overall....guess that's my opinion though....  :-[

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