- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Corgi; New Ed edition (1 April 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0552152943
- ISBN-13: 978-0552152945
- Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 2 x 20.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (147 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 639,550 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Moving Pictures: (Discworld Novel 10) (Discworld Novels) Paperback – 1 Apr 2005
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As the title suggests, Moving Pictures is Pratchett's take on Hollywood. In a manner similar to his approach to Men at Arms, The Truth, and Going Postal, Pratchett takes the development of the motion picture industry and through the literary equivalent of time-lapse photography compresses it so that the reader experiences in a brief time span that which occurred over decades on our slower-moving planet. The result is hilariously funny and made me shake my head and murmur, how did we let this nonsense happen.
CAST OF CHARACTERS: As a click trailer might say: Introducing Victor and Ginger (think Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers) as the leading man and lady of this epic. Also new to Discworld is Thomas Silverfish (think Samuel Goldwyn of MGM fame), the first big producer on Discworld. As in Casablanca, Pratchett has also rounded up the usual suspects. Cut Me Own Throat Dibbler (can't think of a character on earth that remotely resembles Dibbler!) and Gaspode (think Oscar Levant as played by a stray dog) are featured prominently and hilariously. This is a big step up for these two contract players in the Discworld series!Read more ›
You would think that a fantasy world full of trolls, zombies, witches, vampires would be an alien concept to most readers. Werewolves and dwarves in the Ank Morpork city watch. Wizards running a university. All this born in the mind of one of the funniest minds writing today. Surely this style of writing would have a limited readership? But no the books are loved by anybody and everybody and are read by people who would not normally allow fantasy fiction anywhere near their book shelves. This is the Discworld of Terry Pratchett.
It's the turn of the alchemists to make you chortle through the pages of yet another winner from Terry Pratchett. Is it Hollywood, no, is it Bollywood, no, but it's the next best thing. Moving pictures are about to hit the silver screen on the Discworld. What this means in real terms is that the imps that used to paint really fast in the still cameras, now have to paint really really really fast. All of a sudden there is a whole new life form on the Discworld. Not vampires, werewolves, or even trolls, it is the birth of the filmstar and oh what a messy birth it is.
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I've started to read all the discworld books from the beginning and I just don't think this is as good as others. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mr JM Bryan
Brilliant as usual.Enjoyed all the clever use of hollywood history only for those who get itPublished 4 months ago by Jai Kingston
This was one I must have missed as I have read every other discworld book and it didn't disappoint excellent readPublished 4 months ago by Janice Murphy
very enjoyable typical terry Pratchett wish he was still here loved all his diskworld books the man was a geniusPublished 4 months ago by Jack Hardy
Typical Pratchett. Hugely enjoyable. Once you've read a couple of Pratchett's books you have to read them all. BrilliantPublished 4 months ago by John Dodd