In this weeks episode I will be discussing a movie based on a pulp character. Actually, the most well known pulp character of all. Tarzan. The title of the film is Greystoke, the Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. It’s quite a mouthful, but I generally hear it referred to as simply Greystoke.
The film was released on March 30, 1984 and is based on the novel Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The film was directed by Hugh Hudson, who is best known for directing Chariots of Fire.
Greystoke stars Christopher Lambert as Tarzan, although he is never referred to by this name during the film. He is called John, Johnny, or Lord Greystoke. Andie MacDowell plays Jane Porter, and Ian Holm is Philippe D’Arnot. Sir Ralph Richardson played the Earl of Greystoke, Tarzan’s grandfather.
While the film is not 100% faithful to the original novel, I believe the spirit of Tarzan was captured.
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan on Amazon Prime: http://tinyurl.com/o7fdmmj
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan on Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/nq9meaz
Greystoke @ wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greystoke:_The_Legend_of_Tarzan,_Lord_of_the_Apes
Edgar Rice Burroughs: http://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/
Philip Jose Farmer: http://pjfarmer.com/