16 mars 2014

A Princess of Mars, not a first edition, but close!

I saw one day a sale on Amazon.fr for the novel "A Princess of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs dated of the year 1917, and for a very small price, it seemed too good to be true! I nonetheless decided to order the item, and a few days later, here it was! Of course it wasn't a first edition, I didn't expect that anyway, even with the date stated. A Princess of Mars was published for the first time by the A.C. McClurg edition company in 1917. Here we have a Grosset & Dunlap edition, therefore published... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2014

Swords of Mars!

The eigth novel in Edgar Rice Burroughs' Martian Cycle begins in an uncharacteristic manner. Most of the time the writer's heroes just react to events, they seldom are the main thrust of the adventures they live. I their calm periods of time, they are in general very happy to stay home and live mundane existences. Here, John Carter, who hadn't been the main character since the third novel, Warlord of Mars, decided to put an end to the wrongdoings of a murderer sect which operates from the city of Zodanga. To this end,... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2014

Two years ago precisely, John Carter was released in France!

Two years ago, day for day, I was walking in the streets of Paris, from my work in the 17th district to the Place Clichy in the 8th district. I had already done this walk many times, and I would do it many times more in the future, but never before did it seem so long.  I’m heading right ahead via the boulevard des Batignolles to the Pathé Wepler theater, Place Clichy, Paris, France, to see John Carter. I had taken my afternoon from work to be at the first official showing on the first day of the movie’s release.  In... [Lire la suite]
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05 mars 2014

The real reason for John Carter to go overbudget!

Here is what Andrew Stanton himself tweeted when the press went ballistic when John Carter came out:  ‘Contrary to popular belief, this is where all the VFX budget went on John Carter.'
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19 février 2014

The petition for John Carter 2 has more than 11,500 signers!

http://backtobarsoom.com/2012/12/please-sign-the-john-carter-sequel-petition-to-disney/ 11,510 at this precise moment, +1,960 got from conventions, so 13,470 in all. After the false hope of the beginning of the year (amazing announcement to come, revealed by ERB inc, which said it was not about Tarzan, before acknowledging that it was about Tarzan... the mystery thickens, communication bug or dark scheme behind the scenes?), the mobilization for John Carter 2 is more than ever relevant. You're free to add your... [Lire la suite]
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17 février 2014

The first John Carter movie in history could have been written by a French!

The ficklepants.com website has published an astounding article, whose link you will find below, about another little-known try at adaptating A Princess of Mars, and with French authors! In 1973, Peter Brown, former manager of the Beatles, buys the European rights for John Carter, and hires to write the script a French, a Roland Arrabal, author of short stories and plays, among those « Sept Péchés », which impressed Brown. Should we be sorry that this adaptation never saw the light of day?... [Lire la suite]
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05 février 2014

Synthesis of informations: John Carter 2, is there still hope?

And why not? As its hero, who claims in the face of adversity "I still live!" like a motto, John Carter the movie seems to gain step by step a cult movie status.  - Let's remind that at the time it was released, John Carter had the honor (dubious but real) of being the most pirated movie at this moment! That's right, there's a ranking for that, I was as astonished as you, if you just discvovered it...  - If the American box-office was abysmal, it was not the case in the rest of the world, in particular in two key... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2014

A new wonderful picture of "Chainmail Chick" as Dejah Thoris!

A new picture of "Chainmail Chick" in her Dejah Thoris oufit, taken by Jarod Kearney! https://www.facebook.com/#!/TheChainmailChick?fref=ts The Facebook page of Jarod Kearney, with other cosplayers photographs: https://www.facebook.com/#!/TheChainmailChick?fref=ts  
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18 janvier 2014

Petition for John Carter 2: 11,235 signatures, you can make a difference!

Let the French and worldwide fans be heard! http://www.change.org/petitions/alan-horn-chairman-walt-disney-pixar-studios-bring-back-john-carter-take-us-back-to-barsoom Scott Dutton's poster for Gods of Mars  
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12 janvier 2014


The adaptations of Edgar Rice Burroughs' works besides Tarzan have always been sparse. For John Carter, there are comic strips signed by John Coleman Burroughs (1939 to 1941), three issues drawn by Jesse Marsh adapting in accelerated fashion the first three novels (1952-1953), some issues at DC Comics (1972-1976) which will also see some adaptations of Carson of Venus and Pellucidar, as well as adventures featuring Tarzan's son, Korak, then the first Marvel period (1977-1979), and then... [Lire la suite]
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