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I think they've cracked it ...,
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This review is from: Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic (Two-Disc Edition) [DVD] (DVD)
... and I think I know why. You see I watched this with a degree of fear, the thought of David Jason as Rincewind made me shudder, but they got it right. Even former hobbit Sean Astin was well suited to the role of Twoflower.
I loved the Hogfather, it was one of my favourite books but after the film I found I couldn't bring myself to read it. That film failed in my eyes. The Colour of Magic and Light Fantastic, on the other hand, were never my favourites, in fact, they are probably the books I know least well. And I think this was the key.
Because I don't know these books as well as the others I enjoyed the interpretation.
I found that David Jason played his part well. We learn in the interviews that he wanted to play Rincewind over 20 years ago and is a Terry Pratchett fan, which only goes to show that you should hire people who know the books, or at least read them (Marc Warren take note - just passing them in the airport is not good enough).
Overall a great interpretation and a wonderful surprise - I actually picked up the books and read them again.
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Initial post: 3 Nov 2008 14:51:57 GMT
J. Bonilla says:
Thank for your review 'Susan' ill def check this one out..
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