Thursday, January 3, 2013

John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood

 This looks like an insightful read...

It took 100 years to bring Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars to the big screen. It took Disney Studios just ten days to declare the film a flop and lock it away in the Disney vaults. How did this project, despite its quarter-billion dollar budget, the brilliance of director Andrew Stanton, and the creative talents of legendary Pixar Studios, become a calamity of historic proportions? 
Michael Sellers, a filmmaker and Hollywood insider himself, saw the disaster approaching and fought to save the project – but without success. In John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood, Sellers details every blunder and betrayal that led to the doom of the motion picture – and that left countless Hollywood careers in the wreckage. 
JOHN CARTER AND THE GODS OF HOLLYWOOD examines every aspect of Andrew Stanton's adaptation and Disney's marketing campaign and seeks to answer the question: What went wrong? it includes a history of Hollywood's 100 year effort to bring the film to the screen, and examines the global fan movement spawned by the film.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

The PulpWork Christmas Special Visits Mars

For your Yuletide reading pleasure PulpWork Press has released its PulpWork Christmas Special for 2012!  You can obtain this book for absolutely free using the following links:

PDF Format  (Free until Dec. 31 when it will be taken down)
Kindle Format  (Free from 12/10 to 12/15. After that date this ebook is priced at $2.99)

If you prefer reading your Christmas fiction in the vintage manner on actual pulp, pick up a hard copy of the PulpWork Christmas Special 2012 at the following places:

PulpWork Press  (Listed at $7.95. For a 20% discount use the code 5YRZ6A8W at checkout)  (Listed at $7.95. For free shipping order $25 or more worth of product)

What sort of stories might you expect from our 2012 Christmas spectacular? I'm glad you asked. Here is the blurb from the back cover:

Yuletide Tales of Horror, Woe and Destruction: Featuring characters and setting from their premiere New Pulp creations, here are four soon-to-be Christmas Classics from the pens of master pulpists Josh Reynolds, Joel Jenkins, Derrick Ferguson, and Russ Anderson.

Feast of Fools: The Royal Occultist, Charles St. Cyprian and his lovely assistant, the gun-toting and slightly bloodthirsty Ebe Gallowglass, take down an ancient cult on their Christmas holiday.

Lair of the White Apes: In search of a missing squad of warriors, the former cannibal Naegrik and his companions in arms travel to the snowy reaches of the Dire Planet and explore the not-quite abandoned temple of the One Son.

How to Get Rid of a Body on Christmas Day: It's truly a twisted Christmas when a pair of old comrades contrive a way to dispose of an unwanted corpse one early Christmas morning.

Dillon and the Night Before Christmas: Global instigator Dillon begins to question the reason for his existence as he goes on a rum-soaked Christmas Eve bender, and discovers what the world would look like without him.