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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.


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KEYWORDS: aprincessofmars; barsoom; disney; edgarriceburroughs; johncarter; johncarterofmars; mars
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1 posted on 03/04/2012 5:16:20 PM PST by rrebo
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To: rrebo

i loved the books when a kid. how did dejah thoris look?


2 posted on 03/04/2012 5:17:59 PM PST by beebuster2000
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To: rrebo

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.


3 posted on 03/04/2012 5:19:24 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: beebuster2000

I bet she had much more clothing in the movie than she does in fantasy book art! It is Disney after all.


4 posted on 03/04/2012 5:20:25 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: rrebo

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.


5 posted on 03/04/2012 5:21:15 PM PST by toddausauras (FUMR x 1,000)
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To: rrebo
Ummmm. John Carter of Mars? Wouldn't that be an R-82 movie? Disney did it? They have to have changed the story.

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.

/johnny

6 posted on 03/04/2012 5:21:50 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: rrebo
It pretty much followed the Edgar Rice Burroughs Martian books.

That was my main concern. Burroughs was in a whole new class. Nobody else could take a civil war vet, drop him on mars and have him openly declare "I'm the baddest SOB on this planet and all your women want me."
7 posted on 03/04/2012 5:23:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: beebuster2000
how did dejah thoris look?

According to the books, she always needed a sweater. Or a hanky. Or SOMETHING.

/johnny

8 posted on 03/04/2012 5:25:23 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: rrebo

Looking forward to being transported to Barsoom.


9 posted on 03/04/2012 5:27:46 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Expel the Occupy White House squatters !!!)
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To: rrebo

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.


10 posted on 03/04/2012 5:28:34 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: cripplecreek
It's not like he dreamed up a boy child raised by apes in a remote jungle... Oh... wait. He did.

And the guy could write so well that you were there.

/johnny

11 posted on 03/04/2012 5:28:36 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: rrebo

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


12 posted on 03/04/2012 5:34:02 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: JRandomFreeper

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.

http://burroughs.classicauthors.net/


13 posted on 03/04/2012 5:34:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Ransomed

I’ve been known to call someone “an old ulsio” on occasion.


14 posted on 03/04/2012 5:38:11 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Looks like Burroughs entire body of work can be found online here.

http://burroughs.classicauthors.net/

(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.


15 posted on 03/04/2012 5:42:11 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: rrebo; KevinDavis

Have read these books both as a child and recently.

Am much concerned about what I am seeing in the trailers.


16 posted on 03/04/2012 5:43:50 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: cripplecreek
I have a painting, by an unknown (I know him, but the world doesn't) artist of one unlikely beast being chased by another.

The caption is, of course: "Just one damn thing after another".

Thank you ERB.

/johnny

17 posted on 03/04/2012 5:45:52 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cripplecreek

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?”


18 posted on 03/04/2012 5:46:15 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: toddausauras

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.


19 posted on 03/04/2012 5:47:49 PM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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To: cripplecreek
died of a heart ailment while reading a comic book in bed.

There are much worse ways to die. Something else to aspire to.

/johnny

20 posted on 03/04/2012 5:48:37 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

"The incomprable Dejah Thoris"

21 posted on 03/04/2012 5:48:50 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: cripplecreek

If I remember, those are the ground hog sized multi-limbed Barsoomian rats.

Another thing is these books had some of the best imagery ever, and Frazetta and Mike Whelan captured that in the art they did for the various paperback editions. The trailers makes it look like some Earth desert—it has been years since I read them though, so maybe that is the way it was in the books, but man that is not what I have been picturing all these years. Maybe because of the artwork I’ve seen. The director is the guy who did Wall-E so I am thinking it might be pretty good.

Freegards


22 posted on 03/04/2012 5:50:49 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: beebuster2000

not

23 posted on 03/04/2012 5:51:04 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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24 posted on 03/04/2012 5:52:40 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
Yes. Indeed. This will be a somewhat unsettled night. I am a celibate these days.

So that.... really.... doesn't matter. Deep breaths....

/johnny

25 posted on 03/04/2012 5:54:22 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Ransomed
Burroughs was an artist in his own right.

There were four of us aboard the flier I had stolen from the hangar at Kamtol to effect our escape from The Valley of the First Born: Llana of Gathol; Pan Dan Chee of Horz; Jad-han, the brother of Janai of Amhor; and I, John Carter, Prince of Helium and Warlord of Barsoom.

It was one of those startlingly gorgeous Martian nights that fairly take one`s breath away. In the thin air of the dying planet, every star stands out in scintillant magnificence against the velvet blackness of the firmament in splendor inconceivable to an inhabitant of Earth.

As we rose above the great rift valley, both of Mars` moons were visible, and Earth and Venus were in conjunction, affording us a spectacle of incomparable beauty. Cluros, the farther moon, moved in stately dignity across the vault of heaven but fourteen thousand miles away, while Thuria, but four thousand miles distant, hurtled through the night from horizon to horizon in less than four hours, casting ever changing shadows on the ground below us which produced the illusion of constant movement, as though the surface of Mars was covered by countless myriads of creeping, crawling things. I wish that I might convey to you some conception of the weird and startling strangeness of the scene and of its beauty; but, unfortunately, my powers of description are wholly inadequate.

But perhaps some day you, too, will visit Mars.

26 posted on 03/04/2012 5:55:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Ransomed

“maybe that is the way it was in the books”

No, it wasn’t. I sense a huge disappointment coming in this movie.


27 posted on 03/04/2012 5:56:41 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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28 posted on 03/04/2012 5:59:13 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
Ahem, I'll pick the babe with the messed up Bowie knife.

Remember reading those as a kid, cover illustrations were a teen magnet :^)

29 posted on 03/04/2012 6:00:04 PM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: BenLurkin

Not exactly the way I envisioned Tars Tarkas the four-metre-high fierce green fighting man.


30 posted on 03/04/2012 6:00:26 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Expel the Occupy White House squatters !!!)
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To: rrebo

Saw the preview for it in a theater last night. Looks like a cross between Star Wars and Conan the Barbarian.


31 posted on 03/04/2012 6:03:25 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: steelyourfaith
Soory..here...this is better...


32 posted on 03/04/2012 6:04:07 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Aevery_Freeman; Jack Hydrazine; Altariel; Thorliveshere; Proud_texan; reed13k; ...



33 posted on 03/04/2012 6:05:38 PM PST by KevinDavis (Ron Paul called Ronald Reagan a miserable failure.....)
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To: rrebo

Go see The Lorax this weekend. It was so great. Took the entire family. There is six of us and we all enjoyed it. It is going to be the number one movie this weekend (Made 70 million on Friday). For the second weekend, a great movie has been number one. Things are getting better in Hollywood. Now we have this John Smith movie to look forward too. Life is good movie wise. Hopefully Hollywood will continue this trend.


34 posted on 03/04/2012 6:08:16 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: cripplecreek

Bump!


35 posted on 03/04/2012 6:10:56 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: rrebo

You can see the trailer here.

http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/john-carter/


36 posted on 03/04/2012 6:13:49 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: cripplecreek

“...he wrote an average of three novels a year.”

Someone once told me ERB could write 30,000 words of prose a day. The begining of his various series always seemed for me to be much stronger than the later ones, which is understandable.

Freegards


37 posted on 03/04/2012 6:16:26 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: cripplecreek

Jack Vance, who for my money is one of the best ever and just turned 95 last year, has said that one of the best descriptions for mood ever was from the first description of Mars in ‘Princess.

Freegards


38 posted on 03/04/2012 6:20:16 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: Ransomed
30,000 words of prose a day

That would indeed be Promethean!

39 posted on 03/04/2012 6:28:25 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: rrebo

After 40 years I’m re-reading the first three Mars books.

I tell ya’ florid prose works better on a 13 year old than a curmudgeon.

Still fun though.


40 posted on 03/04/2012 6:30:17 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Ransomed
one of the best descriptions for mood ever was from the first description of Mars in ‘Princess.

Burroughs descriptions of mars were amazingly accurate in the sense that his vision of mars was one of a planet growing cooler and drier as it died. This was well before we knew much at all about mars.
41 posted on 03/04/2012 6:31:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: rrebo

How many Edgar Rice Burrough’s books in Barsoom were there?


42 posted on 03/04/2012 6:49:33 PM PST by tbw2
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To: SJSAMPLE

The one who played Caprica Six in Battlestar Galactica might be a fit for the role in the future.


43 posted on 03/04/2012 6:52:19 PM PST by tbw2
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah, FF has a LOT of great Barsoom paintings, as well as pen and ink.

Freegards


44 posted on 03/04/2012 7:06:49 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: Tijeras_Slim

You do know that gutenberg and probably libravox, have audio versions?

(I think the POM I listened to a ways back was an early machine read version, and did lose some of its charm...)


45 posted on 03/04/2012 7:07:01 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke

11 Mars Book including the Lost and forbidden Tarzan on Mars.


46 posted on 03/04/2012 7:17:51 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: SJSAMPLE

I had such a crush on Thuvia!

Mark


47 posted on 03/04/2012 7:24:43 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: vladimir998

You are kidding right??

Disney would be doing kiddie porn if it were legal.


48 posted on 03/04/2012 8:09:26 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: BenLurkin
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.)

I saw the same thing at BN a few weeks ago. Was in the store, and about to buy it and I thought to myself, "what the heck am I doing?" From the store, I connected using their WIFI to Project Gutenberg, and downloaded the entire Barsoom series as EPUBs so I could read it on my nook. I'm on the 5th book now. It's nice re-reading the entire series.

49 posted on 03/04/2012 8:43:35 PM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: zeugma
Replying to myself with a correction. Due to the insane length of the copyright term here in the former free states of America, we have to go to Project Gutenberg Australia for all of them after "The Chessmen of Mars".
50 posted on 03/04/2012 8:54:51 PM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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