For Tarzan and Edgar Rice Burroughs fans, as well as Angelenos who want to learn something about early Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley history, the Tarzan Centennial should provide an interesting and fun weekend.
As far as I know, the late essayist Gore Vidal never wrote about comics or cartooning. The artist Steve Lieber mentioned on twitter that Vidal did write an essay on Edgar Rice Burroughs and Tarzan. I think it's worth a scan if you have...Show More Summary
Earlier this year, the adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter world, John Carter of Mars, hit theaters in the wake of great expectations. Unfortunately, it was met with disappointment from both sci-fi fans and Burroughs enthusiasts alike. Even before the official release, the early reviews made it out to be mediocre at best, dooming [...]
Author Edgar Rice Burroughs’s battle for Barsoom hit the big screen earlier this year, 100 years after we first journeyed to Mars through the eyes of a Civil War-weary John Carter. Despite some faults, it’s a visually stunning adaptation with first-rate effects. Show More Summary
I’ve said before that John Carter was a perfectly cromulent sense-of-wonder movie, doomed by crappy marketing… and the fact that most professional film critics couldn’t/wouldn’t understand that Edgar Rice Burroughs has been mined by just about every successful sf/fantasy movie-maker for the last 100 years. (A lot of the material the filmsnobs declared “derivative” actually [...]
I have never read A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burrows, but I knew a lot of people who did who were very excited when they heard that Disney was making a movie named after the title character John Carter. But as the movie trailers...Show More Summary
Could Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ Tarzan be the next classic tale to get several competing adaptations? Not only is a mo-capped 3D version featuring Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga) as the lord of the jungle coming together, but Warner Bros. has not one but two different variations on the story in the works. One is a [...]
The problem with being a trendsetter is that if you’re successful, you get imitated time and time again. Such was the fate that befell Edgar Rice Burroughs’ pulp heroes Tarzan and John Carter. The thriller-seeking readers of pulp magazines...Show More Summary
As far as we know on Reject Mars, Andrew Stanton‘s John Carter is “full of action,” and that’s exactly how we like it. The Disney epic from Edgar Rice Burroughs‘s classic Barsoom series was so many years in development that, for awhile there, it felt like it would never get made. Show More Summary
In an effort to make John Carter look like the success it should have been by putting it in stark relief, Constantin Films has announced another updated version of a classic Edgar Rice Burroughs hero with even more futuristic claptrap...Show More Summary
The duo will play Tarzan and Jane in this motion-capture 3D adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs story. [...]
A new Edgar Rice Burroughs' adaptation.
The movie adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ seminal science fiction novel A Princess of Mars may have been a commercial failure, but the visual effects, and the concept art behind the visuals, represent the highest level of industry excellence. Artist Michael Kutsche has kindly shared some of the character and creature designs he created for [...]
In response to the lawsuit filed by Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., Dynamite Entertainment has filed what amounts to a blanket denial to accusations of trademark and copyright infringement and unfair competition.
The Mars of Edgar Rice Burroughs is filled with technological marvels. Earthman John Carter discovers the Martians have anti-gravity "fliers", disintegrator ray weapons, and even a great factory that maintains the atmosphere of the planet. The Martians also have advanced medicine and biological technology. Show More Summary
I really enjoyed the film adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough’s legendary Virginian Sci-Fi hero, John Carter. To be fair there were some things I thought didn’t quite work but it by no means made me regret spending my hard earned … Continue reading ?
For those of us who are fans — and always will be fans — of the marvelous Edgar Rice Burroughs series John Carter of Mars, the news that the film version will lose somewhere in the neighborhood of $200 million is depressing. The BBC critic Mark Kermode summed up the movie’s major problem: The storytelling is [...]
On sale now from Marvel Comics is the first issue of John Carter: The Gods of Mars, an official adaptation of the classic science fiction novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The book comes courtesy of acclaimed Sacrifice and newly minted Ultimate... Read more Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
John Carter Dir. Andrew Stanton [Walt Disney Pictures; 2012] by Andrew Eastwick Rating: The best that can be said of John Carter, Disney’s $250 million adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s 1917 novel Princess of Mars, is that it won’t give you a headache. Show More Summary
I finally caught up with John Carter, the Disney megabomb that just cost its studio a $200 million write-down, which is a movie I’ve wanted to see for 50 years, ever since I devoured Edgar Rice Burroughs’s series of Barsoom novels (along with pretty much everything else he wrote) as a high-schooler. Show More Summary