Who was Terry thinking about...

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Who was Terry thinking about...

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:51 pm

When Terry wrote Thud! and introduced the curator of the Art Gallery, was he thinking of Brian Sewell?

I must admit he was who I thought of when I read it. :lol:

The video is worth watching as Sewell is such a pompous arse. :wink:
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Postby poohbcarrot » Sat Sep 05, 2009 2:57 pm

THAT VIDEO LASTS FOR OVER 4 MINUTES!

After 30 seconds I realised he was a pompous arse. I'm not going to watch the next four minutes of him arsing around pompously! :lol:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:03 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

And I thought you were actually talking about Brian Somebodyorother, a football commentator - there are actually more tedious pompous prats around than you'd think. :twisted:

I do know this Sewell chaps now I know who you mean and he makes everything he talks about dull :P
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Postby Dotsie » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:19 pm

It's uncanny! What an ass and a half
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:27 pm

The funny thing was I was watching the BBC iPlayer and they had a program about TV experts. They had interviewed Brian and he was rubbishing all these experts such as Magnus Pike, Patrick Moore and David Bellamy saying that they had only been chosen because they were buffoons so people would laugh at them.

Try looking in the mirror sometime Brian. :lol:

Can you imagine Fred Colon and Nobby meeting this guy? :wink:
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Re: Who was Terry thinking about...

Postby alicenanjing » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:30 am

He's certainly the best candidate that I'm aware of. I didn't even know one could get quite like that, but then, it takes all sorts. One thing though: he doesn't look at the camera with his nostrils. And you can occasionally understand what he says. But he has the pompous thing down pat.
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Re: Who was Terry thinking about...

Postby Fortune Clutterbuck » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:41 pm

In all fairness Brian Sewell is terrifically knowledgeable about his subject - and can be very funny - that's not to say that I agree with his opinions mind
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Re: Who was Terry thinking about...

Postby Fortune Clutterbuck » Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:48 pm

I have long nurtured a hope that Sir Terry would write a discworld novel satirising the art establishment - it is ripe for it - I can just see CMOT Dibbler purveying dodgy modern art "Its not an actual meat pie - more a conceptual one" and the nobility clutching their pearls over anything abstract "Don't call that art, looks like a Johnny with two heads - what?"
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Re: Who was Terry thinking about...

Postby Oberon » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:57 pm

I read that Sir T pictured Pete Poselthwaite when he created Sam Vimes and that he would like Alan Rickman to play Lord Vetinari.
“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” (Terry Pratchett).
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Re: Who was Terry thinking about...

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:38 pm

Alan Rickman would be brilliant as Vetinari - even more brilliant than Charles Dance, certainly than Jeremy Irons. :D

It's like Sean Connery and James Bond - other people can play him but you can't really believe they'd be a killer, or a kickass assassin :P
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Re: Who was Terry thinking about...

Postby MongoGutman » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:54 pm

Vimes for me will always be John Thaw/Inspector Regan from the Sweeney, so much so that i'm amazed TP didn't have him in mind
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Re: Who was Terry thinking about...

Postby Fortune Clutterbuck » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:32 pm

Oberon wrote:I read that Sir T pictured Pete Poselthwaite when he created Sam Vimes and that he would like Alan Rickman to play Lord Vetinari.

Exactly who I have in mind when I read him (Rickman I mean - I always hear Vimes as Philip Jackson on account of the radio production
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Re: Who was Terry thinking about...

Postby Fortune Clutterbuck » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:38 pm

Anyone think Cumberbatch would make a good De Worde?
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Re: Who was Terry thinking about...

Postby Oberon » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:55 pm

Fortune Clutterbuck wrote:Anyone think Cumberbatch would make a good De Worde?

Yes. I wouldn't have unless you'd pointed it out but I think he'd be a great choice.
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Re: Who was Terry thinking about...

Postby Oberon » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:09 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:Alan Rickman would be brilliant as Vetinari - even more brilliant than Charles Dance, certainly than Jeremy Irons. :D

Of course it could be said that Rickman has been playing Vetinari for years in his portrayal of Snape in the Harry Potter films.

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