I dont know where to start.
I recently found out that they have made Going Postal into 'live fottage', and searched high and low for the movie on the net. (found it on http://www.letmewatchthis.com
btw). I eagerly started it up and found myself, after like 15 minutes, talking aloud to the room (I was alone at the time) phrases like: "what the he*k have they done?", "Thats bullshit", "hey, thats the wrong charachter doing that scene/giving that speech". "hey! that never happened" and it goes on and on for most of the movie.
For those of you that liked the movie you have obviously never read the book. I have, at least five times, and 'Making Money' about 4 i think.
(I have all the books, and have read each 5-6 times at least).
They have cut off huge parts of the story, mixed up charachters (for ex its Groat that gets attacked in the postoffice, not Stanley), added things from like 10 different scenes into one scene, added stuff thats not in the book (like that Dearheart stopped the horse and rode with him? Where did that come from?) All this stuff about the movie-projector showing him pieces of what he has done is also bullshit. And the list goes on forever...
I dont even want to start on the charachters themselves. Only Vetinari and Stanley gets a thumb up from me.
Well, I liked the first two adaptions (Color of Magic and Hogfather) cause they where true to the books. This one is not.
I can't believe, as they state, that Mr Pratchett himself worked behind the camera to check on everything. Did he sleep through the whole process?
Its a looong time since I have been so angry after seeing one of my favorite authors adapted to the silverscreen.
Btw, I'm an old dude (30'ish) and english is not my native language, so no flaming for mispelling and stuff like that.
All my respect to Mr Pratchett, and none for the makers of this on-screen mess, called "going postal" (it dosent deserve capital letters).