Skip to comments.John Carter; Disney movie
Posted on 03/04/2012 5:16:17 PM PST by rrebo
Just saw a pre-screening of "John Carter", a new Disney movie scheduled to open on March 9. It pretty much followed the Edgar Rice Burroughs Martian books. We saw it in 3D and it was quite good. Action all the way. Pretty sure there will be sequels by the way it ended.
i loved the books when a kid. how did dejah thoris look?
any relation to James Earl?
On a more serious note, during the superbowl here in Indy, there was a GINORMOUS sign for this on the side of a building in the SB Village. I wondered what it was.
I bet she had much more clothing in the movie than she does in fantasy book art! It is Disney after all.
I saw the commercial. I can’t believe this many years after the greatness of the LOTR films that CGI could look so terrible. Awful.
Mom was so happy that I was reading classics. And then she read some of what I was reading. And then I had to keep them hidden.
According to the books, she always needed a sweater. Or a hanky. Or SOMETHING.
Looking forward to being transported to Barsoom.
The “Barsoom” series is an incredibly original body of work and really captures the wonder of Mars. It’s got to be hard to get today’s audience to think back to a time of an unknown Mars, but Burroughs’ work can do it.
Not sure the actress in the role of Dejah Thoris captures my mental image of her, but that’s probably just my personal interpretation. Not gonna stop me.
And the guy could write so well that you were there.
From I’ve heard and seen from the trailor it looks like the story is pretty different to me, but I hope you are right! I mean, I thought “A Princess of Mars” was just a fantastic and classic title, why did they have to change that? And why not “of MARS” in it at all?!
Freegards, may your thoat never stumble
I also liked the Carson Napier of Venus series. Burroughs dreamed up some great creatures.
The inhabitants of Havatoo multiplied by division.
Looks like his entire works can be found online here.
I’ve been known to call someone “an old ulsio” on occasion.
Looks like Burroughs entire body of work can be found online here.
(Don’t know how much of this bio is true)
1875 Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in Chicago, Illinois, into a prosperous family. His father, George Tyler Burroughs, was a Civil War veteran. To glamourize his own origins, Burroughs has claimed that he was born in Peking at the time that his father was military advicer to the Empress of China, and lived there, in the Forbidden City, until Burroughs was ten years old.
01/01/1892 Attended the Michigan Military Academy. Later was an instructor at same school (1895-96)
1900 Edgar Rice Burroughs married Emma Centennia Hulbert (divorced in 1934); they had two sons and one daughter).
1913 Burroughs founded his own publishing house Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
1918 The first Tarzan film was produced.
1919 Burroughs purchased a large ranch in the San Fernando Valley, which he later developed into the suburb of Tarzana. To pay for his expensive lifestyle and to cover his misadventures in financial investments he wrote an average of three novels a year.
1933 Burroughs was elected mayor of California Beach.
1934 Burroughs-Tarzan Enterprises and Burroughs-Tarzan Pictures were founded.
1934 Divorced Emma Centennia Hulbert
1935 He married Florence Dearholt (they divorced in 1942).
1940 During World War II Burroughs served at the age of 66 as a war correspondent in the South Pacific.
1942 Divorced Florence Dearholt
03/19/1950 Burroughs died of a heart ailment while reading a comic book in bed.
Have read these books both as a child and recently.
Am much concerned about what I am seeing in the trailers.
The caption is, of course: "Just one damn thing after another".
Thank you ERB.
I gave Ben Jr. A copy of three of the books bound together as a singled edition (Inexpensive but attractive product from Barnes and Noble with illustrations.)
His comment: “John Carter certainly thinks very highly of himself doesn’t he?”
I saw the trailer for it twice at the cinema here in the last two weeks—and I could not agree more. The CGI was laughably bad—I even said as much to my wife at the time.
There are much worse ways to die. Something else to aspire to.
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