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Postby michelanCello » Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:35 am

Welcome from me too, Syanin! :D
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Postby Penfold » Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:46 pm

Hellooo and welcome from me Syanin! :D

I think it would be quite interesting to know just how many people, who had never read the Discworld books before, became fans after watching the adaptations.
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Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:11 pm

Welcome Syanin from me too :D
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Postby fords » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:27 pm

Welcome from me too :)
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Postby MissTeatime » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:12 pm

Yup, welcome! :)

I just watched it and I have to say, I loved it. As someone said before me, there's a movie I wouldn't be ashamed to present to my friends to get them into Discworld. I'm a little bit too much of a snob to have enjoyed Hogfather and TCOM :oops: but Going Postal was just spot on. Of course, all the changes you've mentioned bothered me, too. There were moments when I just stared at the screen in horror or shouted something along the lines of "Now that ain't right!" But still, I think it had the spirit of the book.

I did miss Mr. Tiddles, though. :(
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:21 pm

Don't know if anyone is interested..... Play.com :

Terry Pratchett's Going Postal (Blu-ray)
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Terry Pratchett's Going Postal: Special Edition (2 Discs)
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Terry Pratchett's Going Postal
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Postby fords » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:53 pm

I recorded it off the telly but am planning on getting a Blu-Ray DVD player sometime soon. Guess what my first Blu-Ray purchase is going to be :D
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Postby poohcarrot » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:04 pm

Jaws? :lol:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:19 pm

That sounds fishy. :)
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Postby Dotsie » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:54 am

Cod almighty, what a pun :P
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:10 pm

I had dock a whale of a time thinking them up,well they just popped in while I was typing. :lol:
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Postby Squig » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:39 pm

Hey I'm new to the forum, and as an avid Pratchett fan, I should have probably registered many many moons ago, but hey ho. Now I'm probably going to be shouted at for my comments... a lot... but I feel I need to say my piece so here goes. If you've NOT watched this OR read Making Money DON'T read this as there is a little spoiler at the end!!!

I watched this when fist aired and was expecting great things of it after feeling rather disappointed with the COM adaptation (although the gripes I have with that can be largely rationalised with merging 2 novels into one film), however it would appear that this adaptation had no real interest in remaining true to the original novel, other than in name and the very broadest of scopes.
I understand that any screen adaptation requires large concessions to be made as a "true" screen version would be 10 or more hours of film (which would press even the largest and hardiest of bladders), but so much of the original storyline and plot structure has been chopped and /or changed a viewer could, if not for the name and characters, be forgiven for mistaking this for a completely separate production.
Most of the casting was done well, with some exceptions... has Richard Coyle ever read the novel, where on the Disc was Moist's people skills or charisma? In my mind the character plays people like a violin is played by a master. Not in this series, however... and where in the book did Adora become a Cracker?
I digress slightly as my main gripe stems from the little changes that remove most of the "throw-away"humour that typifies Mr Pratchett's work, e.g. Siscal twostep/ Hemp fandango line that in the book had me merrily chuckling, but in the small screen, having been cut, set the tone for the rest of the adaptation.
I could go on and on and on, but I'd end up highlighting almost every change that pulls the screen version further and further from what could have been a faithful big budget version of one of my favourite Discworld novels. I guess if you'd never read the book you could be forgiven for deriving a great deal of enjoyment from this bank-holiday entertainment, but as a huge Pratchett fan I feel let down, especially as a rendition of Making Money has been slightly spoiled as well (Moist thought Nobby was the werewolf until a goodly way into Making Money).
As said I don't expect everyone to share my views, but I refuse to subscribe to any "I'm a big fan therefore it was great" rubbish.

Sorry to anyone this upsets, but I honestly hope a greater effort is made in any future productions to stick closer to a great story and include more of the humour for which, I'm sure, we love these books.
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Postby poohcarrot » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:44 pm

Clam up WWD! You're just being shellfish taking over this thread. This is not the plaice for bad puns because someone might laugh so much they pull a mussel.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:52 pm

Welcome to the site, Squig! :D

I don't think your comments will upset anyone. You are entitled to your opinion. Personally I'd rather read the book. :wink:
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Postby poohcarrot » Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:52 pm

My puns were Squigged! :shock:

Hi Squig and welcome

Sorry to be pedantic, but I take it you mean Going Postal, not Making Money, don't you?. :?

Nice rant though! :D I haven't seen it, don't particularly want to, or I would probably say the same as you. I've only watched COM and I thought it was awful. But then again, I refuse to even listen to the audio books because I have my own versions of the characters in my head and don't want them spoiled.
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