Monday, October 30, 2017

Barsoom: Beyond Imagination

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. has a Vimeo channel. Who knew?

I've often wondered what the ERB, Inc. company was up to. They never seemed to be doing much with the fantastic library of imaginative works that Edgar Rice Burroughs created throughout his career. It seemed like such a wasted opportunity while everyone else kept mining Burrough's ideas for gold and turning it into Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Star Wars, Avatar, and uncountable other movies, novels, and comic books.

Many of ERB's books are in the Public Domain, it would be interesting to see more done with those books. We see countless takes on Alice in Wonderland and Wizard of Oz, as well as Dracula, Frankenstein, and so on every year.

This video that ERB, Inc. just posted gives a bit of an overview of the first three Mars books which form the John Carter trilogy. Lots of great art and some history of Barsoom.

https://vimeo.com/236143436


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