Why aren't they more terry pratchett movies

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Postby Macarona » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:38 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Stephen Fry would be good in the role. :D

I definitely agree!
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Postby SimsKatie » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:39 pm

Thanks for the welcome, everyone! My brain is now hung up on Stephen manifesting wings and a sword, and then it devolves into the strangest episode of QI...

How can you have a version of Mort without Death? It would just for Mort standing in the square until the end of creation waiting for someone to hire him.
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Postby michelanCello » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:41 pm

OK, I don't know if this helps, but with movie questions, I always consult IMDb (my second best friend after Google :P ) and there is an in development project (with doesn't say anything, but still...)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1869454/

Edit: I'm still with my thought at Good Omens :P
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:46 pm

SimsKatie wrote:Thanks for the welcome, everyone! My brain is now hung up on Stephen manifesting wings and a sword, and then it devolves into the strangest episode of QI...

How can you have a version of Mort without Death? It would just for Mort standing in the square until the end of creation waiting for someone to hire him.
It had more to do with the fact that Hollywood often take a book and completely change it if the author loses control of his work.

But, as I remember it, the film executive thought that the personification of Death might depress people. :roll:

He obviously doesn't know Death like us. :lol:
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Postby SimsKatie » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:18 pm

Tonyblack wrote: But, as I remember it, the film executive thought that the personification of Death might depress people. :roll:


Hadn't anyone ever heard of a black comedy?

He obviously doesn't know Death like us. :lol:


I think this is the biggest trepidation I have about adapting any of Pterry's books. I would love to see them in the flesh, but I'm terrified of them being worked on by someone who doesn't love it we the way we do.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:23 pm

I always find the Discworld Death a comfort. When a character dies in the books, the fact that they get to meet Death somehow softens the blow.

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Postby SimsKatie » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:42 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I always find the Discworld Death a comfort. When a character dies in the books, the fact that they get to meet Death somehow softens the blow.

:D


Yes, you almost find yourself hoping that's how it will end in the real world too.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:55 pm

Hi SimsKatie welcom to the forum.

That was the US Bible belt crowd that was responsible for that ridiculous decision. :lol:
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Postby David Brown » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:06 pm

Oh, Aziraphale, yes, sorry, definitely Stephen Fry, or maybe Derek Jacobi. I was thinking of Crowley when I suggested Johnny Depp - somehow Robin Williams seemed a closer shoehorn for the demon than the angel, but either way, no.
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Postby Quatermass » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:08 pm

SimsKatie wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:I always find the Discworld Death a comfort. When a character dies in the books, the fact that they get to meet Death somehow softens the blow.

:D


Yes, you almost find yourself hoping that's how it will end in the real world too.


While I'd prefer not to die at all, I do agree, though I would actually prefer Neil Gaiman's Death from the Sandman comics.

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Postby SimsKatie » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:03 pm

Fair enough. But without all the howling skulls in the back, diolch.
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Postby Quatermass » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:17 pm

SimsKatie wrote:Fair enough. But without all the howling skulls in the back, diolch.


Naturally, but it was the best picture I could find of her. It was the cover of a comic book. The skulls were part of the background.

I find her, if not more interesting than Pratchett's Death, then preferable to meet.
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Postby SimsKatie » Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:00 pm

Quatermass wrote:I find her, if not more interesting than Pratchett's Death, then preferable to meet.


Fair enough. I wouldn't mind her either, as long as I didn't have to live in the Sandman-verse, which is decidedly less hopeful.
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Postby Penfold » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:07 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Stephen Fry would be good in the role. :D

For some reason I envisage Sting in the role for Aziraphale and Jack Nicholson for Crowley. Image
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Sep 12, 2011 2:12 pm

Penfold wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:Stephen Fry would be good in the role. :D

For some reason I envisage Sting in the role for Aziraphale and Jack Nicholson for Crowley. Image


I've always thought that the two characters on the front of the book look like Sting and Gabriel Byrne. :D

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I used to think Sting for the role, but the more I think of it the more Stephen Fry seems perfect.
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