I still haven't really taken to the Wee Free Men as major Discworld characters (I was going to say 'serious' there as in serious players
) for some reason - hated them in Carpe Jugulum and I only recently read the Tiffany series so I'm warming to them I guess, but still think they're peripheral or running (literally) gags to give her (or Granny in CJ) something to react against and move the story along.
As for a film - well
mroobalooga wrote:The point i'm making though is that there is little need to bring a specific style to a film adaption of TWFM because as far as i'm concerned the style comes across very strongly in the book.
like you say, stylistically Terry (and Paul) have done it already more or less and most competent director/producers would certainly find that a good kick-off point if nothing else. This is always the problem with book to film productions in that the film-maker have to either go completely with the generally perceived 'rightness' that the book-fans have as reference (if illustrated - for instance what I've seen of the Burton Alice so far is definitely following Tenniel and not the 'disneyfication'
) or else freely interpret and appeal to film-buffs with a progression or updating (thinking of both Batman and Spiderman here to be fair to the directorial contenders mentioned thus far) where other considerations, like demographics... *spits
* come into play. Case in point is Peter Jackson's LotR trilogy which mostly looked the part, in some instances almost magically so, but for the book fans, the ending in particular is a huge disappointment (especially for hobbit-lovers).
At this point I don't give a hoot who or how the film is put together, but if I did I might take my sister's route and just boycott the film altogether so it doesn't mess with the movie I have in my head. She didn't take the risk with LotR and I did and, with hindsight, I'm disappointed in my willpower as I couldn't not
go and watch it. I think missing out the Scouring of the Shire
and divers stupid additions and omissions was just about worth the risk - but only by a smidgeon
Nice set of drawings in there mroobalooga - love Stewie!