How I imagined moving pictures

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How I imagined moving pictures

Postby unseenu » Sun May 22, 2011 11:59 am

I have just spent the last hour or so finishing off moving pictures which I got for my birthday and really enjoyed it.

One thing which hit me as odd though is in scenes taking place in the cinemas it didn't 'feel' like the discworld but more like familiar modern times.I imagined the premier of Blowne Away taking place in the multiplex I often visit,in my head the Patrician was eating his banged grains out of an ordinary branded popcorn cup in surroundings familiar to me.Also the wizards snuck in through a modern lavatory.

Did anyone else experience this strange phenomenon or do I just lack imagination :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun May 22, 2011 12:22 pm

That was kind of the point of the book. :lol:

Terry seems to have taken the phrase 'the magic of Hollywood' and said - what if there was real magic there? What if we had no choice but to make movies because the movie magic was making us do it.

The book is an homage to everything to do with the cinema on our planet, but given a Discworld twist.

It asks questions like - why on earth would anyone eat popcorn? What is it about someone who stands in front of a camera for a fairly short time that makes them into some sort of god? And why will people do almost anything just to be associated with the whole film making industry? :D

So, to go back to your question - the reason it seemed so familiar was because it was supposed to be. :D
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Postby dune » Sun May 22, 2011 12:42 pm

Reality leakage and all that ;) Ankh Morpork also appears to "move" around in time. In the early guard novels it is described as medieval, but then in Going Postal and Making Money Moist wears ties and dress in general is more Victorian than medieval.
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Postby ramtopsman » Wed May 25, 2011 9:20 pm

I personally think it would make a fantastic TV adaptation

It introduces a good character to the next book as well (Windle Poons) But you will find out in reaper man once you read it unseenu

No i got the impression it was meant to be set in a 50s picture cinema setting when it talks about the Odium

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