13 décembre 2018

The Efficiency Expert by Edgar Rice Burroughs: liked it, almost...

[…] What's an efficiency expert?" "Oh, he's a fellow who gums up the works, puts you three weeks behind in less than a week and has all your best men resigning inside of a month. I know, because my dad had one at his plant a few years ago." Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Efficiency Expert   Small spoilers ahead! For a change of pace I decided that my next Edgar Rice Burroughs reading would be one of his attempts at a “realistic” story. So I made up my mind for The Efficiency Expert, written in 1919. What a strange little novel! ... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2018

#Tarzan #8: Tarzan the Terrible, an important book against preconceived ideas about Edgar Rice Burroughs!

Tarzan the Terrible is, simply put, an important book in the series. Not because it’s the best (it’s quite good though), but because it contains in its pages quite a few counter-arguments to those who accuse Burroughs, respectively, of racism, white imperialism and sexism.   BURROUGHS THE RACIST  “Tarzan smiled. Even here was the racial distinction between white man and black man--Ho-don and Waz-don. Not even the fact that they appeared to be equals in the matter of intelligence made any difference--one was white and one... [Lire la suite]
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09 décembre 2018

A Princess of Mars by Hardcover Theater, a magnificent adaptation! #JohnCarter

If someone had told me that the best live adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' A Princess of Mars would be a play, I would not have believed it. And yet there seems there are still some small miracles in this world, like this adaptation crafted in 2006. It was conceived by Eric Schroer from Hardcover Theater in Minneapolis. The fiming of the play took place in the presence of quite a hard-edged audience, namely Edgar Rice Burroughs fans! This work of art is a true ode to the power of... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2018

Andrew Stanton still thinks about #JohnCarter ! And those movies that didn't deserve to fail

Andrew Stanton Still thinks about John Carter, it’s a rather small bit if news, but there’s always that! Since it’s seemingly proven that there’s an underground lake on Mars, for real, Andrew Stanton tweeted: “And plot points of GODS’ [of Mars] just keep becoming a reality”. Indeed, since one of the discoveries fait John Carter makes in the sequel to A Princess of Mars, is that there’s an underground sea on Mars, the Omean Ocean, which can only be reached by airship, though a vertical pit ina  mountain (an ancient volcano?). We... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2018

An interesting imaginary listing for John Carter 2! #JohnCarter #JohnCarter2

An IMBD user (International Movie Data Base) whose name is listed as septembermorn321 had some fun listing on November the 30th of 2016 with his/her choice for the John Carter sequel, that he/she named "The Return of John Carter" instead of "Gods of Mars". Through the link below you will see the photos associated with each name: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls066623446/ Those who would come back: Taylor Kitsch: John Carter Lynn Collins: Dejah Thoris Willem Dafoe: Tars Tarkas (with the mention "killed by Matai Shang",... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2017

#Tarzan Revisited, or "Tarzan aux sources du mythe" as it was aired in France

Here is the link of a wonderful documentary that was aired in France on 2017, April the 27th: “Tarzan aux sources du mythe” (formerly known as “Tarzan Revisited” as it was produced in Australia. People outside of France probably won’t unfortunately be able to access the link). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSmAUtTw7Jc It explains in 52 minutes why the character became so mythical, and will probably still be for years to come, in spite of the wealth of criticisms written by “well-meaning” but completely wrong people, regarding the... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2017

A #JohnCarter video game proposal from 2012!

While I was searching for some John Carter poster image for the fifth anniversary of the movie's release, I stumbled upon Yan Le Pon's blog, a French storyboarder from the town of Lyon, who apparently proposed a video game to Disney Interactive before January of 2012, proposal that was rejected. On the link below you will find 15 storyboard pages that detail a rescue of Dejah Thoris. Also featured are Woola and some Tharks. Very promising, go visit this blog! "Here is a storyboard for a video game project done at ELB studio for an... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2016

Last night I dreamed about the #JohnCarter 2 set!

Last night I had a dream. Usually I don’t remember my dreams at all. Sometimes I remember having dreamed something but without recalling any detail. And some dreams are so powerful you remember everything when you wake up. This is, of course, one of the latter I will write about!  I was, in short, on the John Carter 2 set. It was in my hometown, in France. I had noticed, while walking by, a whole crew building movie sets. And as John Carter in the novels knows instantly that he’s on Mars from the moment he steps on it, I knew... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2016

#LegendofTarzan at the box-office!

To this day, after two months since the US release on July the 1st, The Legend of Tarzan eventually had a good box-office, in spite of the unexplainable critic backlash it suffered from. In the United States, The Legend of Tarzan defied all expectations. When some critics were predicting a disaster like Pan, the Warner movie which cost 150 million dollars and had a meager 128 million dollars return at the box-office, The Legend of Tarzan earned week after week since its release more than anticipated, sign of a very good word of mouth... [Lire la suite]
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26 juillet 2016

A Carson of Venus movie in the works !

Thanks to a poster named Nerdvana, we learned the great news announced during the ERB Inc Comic Con panel this year: a movie could be produced out of the Edgar Rice Burroughs novels starring his hero Carson Napier. There are four novels, and a short story (even if the fourth novel is composed in fact of four short stories). The movie would adapt the first two, Pirates of Venus and Lost on Venus, which form indeed a whole story. The producers are Harry Kloor and Matthew Rhodes. The treatment is written and the... [Lire la suite]
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