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13 March 2012

Nearly One Hundred Years in the Making

This year we celebrate the 101st anniversary of the beginning of Edgar Rice Burroughs's writing career and the 95th anniversary of the (serial) publication of what is now known as A Princess of Mars, the first part of the Barsoom series featuring the heroic John Carter.

Apparently, it took almost as long to be able to produce a full-length feature film, culminating in this year's John Carter, directed by Andrew Stanton & starring Taylor Kitsch in the title role.  Kitsch tells Radio Q of meeting with Stanton to make the film, how Stanton waxed on about his dream to make this film of this series and how he Kitsch had never heard of it, hurrying afterwards to a bookstore to buy a volume with the first three stories, just like this one here.

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