East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

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KaravanCast Episode 1: a resources list

This is a sort of follow-up to my post about the first episode of the KaravanCast.
I’ve been asked to provide links to some of the books and movies I mentioned in my ramble about King Solomon’s Mines, and here’s a short roundup of what you can find for free on the web.


Future podcasts will be posted with a full list of resources included.
Thanks for listening!


King Solomon’s Mines on Project Gutenberg

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar on Project Gutenberg

The Scarlett Citadel at Project Gutenberg Australia

Movies on Youtube

1937 King Solomon’s Mines

1950 King Solomon’s Mines

1985 King Solomon’s Mines

2004 King Solomon’s Mines

Note: quality can be less than optimal.



KaravanCast, Episode 1 – King Solomon’s Mines

Here is the first “proper” episode of the KaravanCast.
Following the suggestions provided by many listeners (thanks!), I ditched the proposed structure and went for a leaner, tighter episode design.

This … programme? post? cast? … anyway, today I take a quick look at Henry Rider Haggard’s King Solomon’s Mines and its legacy, including some odds and ends.


My voice is ugly, my pronunciation abysmal, but what the heck, it’s a start.

Hope you like it – comments welcome!

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Trailers from Hell

A bout of insomnia last night led me to the discovery of a very fun thing caled Trailers from Hell.
Basically it’s directors, screenwriters and other noted professionals presenting and commenting the trailers of their favorite movies.
Nothing fancy, but really fun.

Here’s John Landis, and one of his (and my!) favorites, King Solomon‘s Mines