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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2017 4:16 p.m. PST

"Opar is a lost colony of Atlantis located deep in the jungles of Africa, in which incredible riches have been stockpiled down through the ages. The ruler and high priestess of the city is Queen La, who on her first encounter with Tarzan falls in love with him, and subsequently carries a torch for him…."

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Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2017 5:25 p.m. PST

Excellent! A terrific setting -- Tarzan's visits to the perilous city of Opar are among my favorite of those stories. And Queen La is one of the great Pulp characters.

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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 5:48 a.m. PST

I never read the Tarzan books, but the scene could very much be out of a Conan story.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 10:18 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!. (smile)


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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 6:26 p.m. PST

I love everything about Opar:

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Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 9:48 p.m. PST

If anyone in Hollywood had half a brain, they'd make the next Tarzan movie "Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar." (The fifth novel of the Tarzan series). For once they might produce something worthy of the canon, and that would give Indiana Jones a run for his money.

Who do you cast as Queen La?

10, 15 years ago, I cast Catherine Zeta Jones. Not sure who now.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 9:50 p.m. PST

But the first meeting of Tarzan and La of Opar was in the second novel:

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Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 10:12 p.m. PST

I keep wrongly referring to La as Queen, an old bad habit, but she is of course the High Priestess -- ruler as well, but technicalities matter.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 10:17 p.m. PST

Yes, of course La's origin was in the second book. But Opar is just a relatively brief episode in The Return of Tarzan, and it features more centrally in the "Jewels". Plus you've got all the other stuff going on that works better for a standalone story. (I've felt that "Jewels" is the best of all the Tarzan books after the original -- but they keep remaking that original over and over again and still haven't gotten it right! Plus it really doesn't complete itself until the second book.)

I would consolidate the narrative for the screen and work in the Opar/La background to the main "Jewels" plot.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 10:57 p.m. PST

Agreed!

Dan

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 1:49 p.m. PST

You could insert some of the "Return of Tarzan" Opar/La sequences as a flashback, early in the script, to establish why Tarzan is returning to Opar in "Jewels".

Jane of course gets the shudders when she thinks about how she was almost sacrificed to the Flaming God and doesn't want Tarzan to go back to Opar, but naturally he insists everything will be fine, since he knows the secret way to sneak in and out without being spotted. What could go wrong?? Right!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 5:53 a.m. PST

Lol. Right!

Dan

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