Tangentially Taylor-related, but there hasn’t been much news to post about him lately and I’m sure he’s enjoying some much-needed time off this year.
John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood is the very well-reviewed book by Michael Sellers, the maintainer of the Back to Barsoom campaign on Facebook and the John Carter Files website, giving a behind-the-scenes researched insight into the production and eventual marketing fail/debacle of the film Taylor starred in last year and it’s available for a free download to your Kindle, e-reader or Kindle app for a limited time until Thursday only. Sellers has spent considerable time and energy researching this topic and it’s a very good read. If enough people download it, it’ll get lots of search love from Amazon in the future, so be sure to spread the word, download it yourself, reblog, etc. The “What Would Walt Disney Think?” chapter is especially interesting and insightful, but it’s a good read for anyone who was invested in the film for any reason, or even anyone who enjoys behind-the-scenes looks into how Hollywood film marketing works. Also: free. Enjoy!