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Old August 21 2011, 01:25 PM   #226
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Re: "John Carter of Mars" Moving Ahead!

Dejah Thoris is wearing waaaaaaaaaaaayyy too much fabric in the movie!
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Old August 21 2011, 07:03 PM   #227
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Dejah Thoris is wearing waaaaaaaaaaaayyy too much fabric in the movie!
Hasn't this point been covered enough already? No movie was ever going to be made with Dejah and John running around naked.
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Old August 21 2011, 07:27 PM   #228
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Dejah Thoris is wearing waaaaaaaaaaaayyy too much fabric in the movie!
Hasn't this point been covered enough already? No movie was ever going to be made with Dejah and John running around naked.
Well, not by Disney that's for sure.
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Old August 21 2011, 08:39 PM   #229
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^^ I wish it had a more evocative/exotic look, it all feels like big budget Halmi/Hallmark kind of stuff. Granted I'm only going off a trailer but what is a trailer for if not to implant a first impression?
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Old August 21 2011, 09:14 PM   #230
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Trailers are designed to provide a first impression/hook to make you see the film but not reveal everything in the movie (although these days that is precisely what some of them seem to do). I except from what we've been told about the scope of the movie that this is going to be quite impressive looking.
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Old August 21 2011, 09:25 PM   #231
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I wonder if the producers are getting nervous now that Cowboys & Aliens and Conan have both flopped? Frankly that trailer suggests yet another flop of the same ilk.

Is John Carter now ERB's uncle? If so, I don't mind that so much, but...

-"Mars" looks way too much like the American Southwest (unless they're planning to rewrite the story and have it all be some kind of a hallucination of JC's, who never left Earth).

-Why does an American actress playing a Martian need a British accent?

-Why doesn't John Carter, a 19th C Virginian, have a Southern accent?

That trailer doesn't make Mars look as epicly exotic as it should. If they need Dejah Thoris to have an accent, they should have invented a more exotic and un-placeable one that emphasizes her alienness.
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Old August 21 2011, 09:51 PM   #232
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-Why does an American actress playing a Martian need a British accent?
Because a British accent is Hollywood shorthand for "ancient/decadent civilization"?

At least, it seems that way. Ancient Romans, for example, are almost always played by British actors.
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Old August 21 2011, 09:51 PM   #233
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Re: "John Carter of Mars" Moving Ahead!

how did cowboys and aliens and conan flop I thought both were great.
though I do agree with you that john does need a southern accent.
as for dejah thoris who knows what kind a accent they have being from mars and all.
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Old August 21 2011, 09:57 PM   #234
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I'm hoping the John Carter books all come back into print along with John Flint Roy's A Guide To Barsoom as a tie-in to the movie.
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Old August 21 2011, 10:06 PM   #235
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"Cowboys and Aliens" hasn't performed well at the box office timothy is what Temis means and there appears to be some concern about these types of movies. "Conan the Barbarian" also finished in fourth place in it's opening weekend (although i don't think it was meant to be a huge blockbuster in box office intakes in the first place).
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Old August 21 2011, 10:23 PM   #236
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I'm hoping the John Carter books all come back into print along with John Flint Roy's A Guide To Barsoom as a tie-in to the movie.

a princess of mars and the gods of mars have both been rereleased in trade paper back size and new covers. all so if you have a nook all ten books are aviable. the first five are in a collection for only $3.99.
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Old August 22 2011, 02:14 AM   #237
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Is John Carter now ERB's uncle? If so, I don't mind that so much,
been a while since i read the books, but IIRC Burroughs usually refers to Carter as his Uncle or Great Uncle.
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Old August 22 2011, 02:15 AM   #238
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^^^
Yep, got those. Ideally, Del Rey would re-release the whole series of paperbacks with the Michael whelan covers from the late-70s/early-80s.
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Old August 22 2011, 02:18 AM   #239
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I wouldn't mind a novelization of "John Carter" but novelizations seem like a by gone era since the recession and economic problems North America has had in the last four years.
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Old August 22 2011, 02:36 AM   #240
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I wouldn't mind a novelization of "John Carter" but novelizations seem like a by gone era since the recession and economic problems North America has had in the last four years.
I've only ever read one or two novelizations, is it common to have a novelization of something with such well known source material? Like would they novelize the Harry Potter movies?
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