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John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood: How the Sci-Fi Classic Flopped at the Box Office But Continues to Inspire Fans and Filmmakers

John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood: How the Sci-Fi Classic Flopped at the Box Office But Continues to Inspire Fans and Filmmakers
Your Price: $19.00 CDN
Author: Michael D. Sellers
Publisher: Universal Media
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 370
Pub. Date: 2012
ISBN-10: 0615682316
ISBN-13: 9780615682310

About the Book:

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.

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.

What people say:

"John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood by Michael D. Sellers is a fascinating look at the risks in today's big studio 'tentpole' era of filmmaking and the current movie marketing landscape." — Thor Diakow, entertainment host and producer of Breakfast Television, Vancouver

About the Author:

Michael D. Sellers is an award-winning American filmmaker and author whose books include John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood. He was a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Delaware in 1975, where he was a Rhodes Scholarship and Danforth Fellowship finalist. Prior to his career as a filmmaker and writer he served 10 years as a CIA Operations officer, earning the CIA's Intelligence Commendation Medal for his service in the Philippines during the violent coup attempt of December 1989.