29 avril 2014

50 signatures to 12,000 for the John Carter petition!! + the sequel in another studio?

11,950 signatures as of today, and I see many Frenches among them, that’s great! The 12,000 milestone isn’t far away, let’s reach it! http://www.change.org/petitions/alan-horn-chairman-walt-disney-pixar-studios-bring-back-john-carter-take-us-back-to-barsoom Still no official move about the possibility of a sequel. Some posters on Facebook would be willing to encourage studios other than Disney to do a follow-up, either for a sequel or a reboot. It’s premature for a simple reason: Disney holds the rights currently, nobody else.... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2014

11,889 signatures for John Carter 2!

Slowly but steadily the petition for John Carter 2 gets close to 12,000 signers. The progression isn't super-fast, but it's at least progressing. The comments of Amazon.fr clients, a representative ranking because 1) constantly evolving and 2) written by objective people, are for the most part good. The rank of the movie is 4.2 out of 5, with 168 comments, among them 133 above average (93 5-stars comments, 40 4-stars). No offical news, and there probably won't be before March of 2015,... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2014

Spock of Mars!

Found on the internet, the combination of three passions of mine, Star Trek the original series, the first three Star Wars (1977-1983), and the Barsoom novels from Edgar Rice Burroughs. It gives... Spock of Mars! Combination of this Frank Frazetta painting: with this original Star Wars poster, the one with Sexy Leia and Hulk Luke!
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21 mars 2014

Llana of Gathol!

This book, the tenth of the Barsoom cycle, is composed of four novellas, but which form a continuous story, published in 1941 in Amazing Stories, and reunited as a 1948 book. This would be the last book of the cycle published while Edgar Rice Burroughs was alive. He died in 1950.  -          “The Ancient Dead”, published in the magazine with the title “The City of Mummies”: John Carter decided … to play the tourist, in Horz, the ancient city of the Barsoomian ancestors, the Orovars,... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2014

Synthetic Men of Mars, excellent!

Some Burroughs specialists, as Richard Lupoff, hate Synthetic Men of Mars. As far as I’m concerned, it’s always a delight from beginning to end!  After The Swords of Mars, Synthetic Men of Mars is the ninth novel of the Barsoom cycle, and even really the last novel, since the next two books, Llana of Gathol and John Carter of Mars, are both composed of novellas.  Following a mundane « car accident » (a collision between two airships), Dejah Thoris finds herself between life and death, and the Helium Doctors can... [Lire la suite]
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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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