Thursday, February 7, 2013

Kindle News: Free Kindle book until midnight Thurs. 2/7, 'John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood'


Highly rated book on what caused Disney Studios, in just 10 days, to declare a much awaited film a flop and lock it away in the vaults.

Written by Michael D. Sellers, this Kindle book has 36 customer reviews and an average rating of 4.8 stars.

The Facebook site says this is free "until midnight Thursday" and they explain that downloading the book will help paid sales of the book. They also say that "Disney Blogger Daniel Butcher ... calls it 'fair, factual, an enlightening assessment of what went wrong' with the movie."

Sounds like a fun read for free. 370 pages. Here's the publisher's Book Description.
' 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. '


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