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RE: Best Pratchett book - 16/1/2007 3:31:53 PM   
Wedge


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Read them all.  They don't exactly take that long to read. 

Anyone heard when his next one will hit the shelves?  April.  It's not on Amazon yet.

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 16/1/2007 3:33:29 PM   
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Tell a fib, it's poste on Amazon with a release date of 1st October.  Shit, I'd hoped it was closer.

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 16/1/2007 10:40:14 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Wedge

Tell a fib, it's poste on Amazon with a release date of 1st October.  Shit, I'd hoped it was closer.
Bugger!  It has a page count, so it must be finished. Why the wait?

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 16/1/2007 10:43:50 PM   
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On another note, I am re-reading Going Postal at the moment, and it really is a great piece of work. I can imagine it as a film, will all that Pythonesque humour.

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 17/1/2007 8:37:15 AM   
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whats the new book called?  Is it the making money title rumoured on wiki


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RE: Best Pratchett book - 17/1/2007 9:08:11 AM   
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I'm sure Making Money was the next one due, then one about football called Unseen Academicals if I recall correctly...

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 17/1/2007 10:52:52 AM   
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Best book would be anything with Rincewind in it  or Twoflowers

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 17/1/2007 11:06:16 AM   
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Controversial!  Rincewind is usually at the bottom of the list for most people.  Including me.  Don't get me wrong, I love the Rincewind books, they're just at the lower end on the scale of brilliance.  In my opinion, Sourcery and Interesting Times are the best Rincewind books.  I especially like Sourcery because it involves a very rare incident or two of near-heroism for Rincewind.

The next book is indeed Making Money.  I want it now though, damn it!

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 17/1/2007 2:14:12 PM   
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quote:

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Controversial!  Rincewind is usually at the bottom of the list for most people.  Including me.  Don't get me wrong, I love the Rincewind books, they're just at the lower end on the scale of brilliance.  In my opinion, Sourcery and Interesting Times are the best Rincewind books.  I especially like Sourcery because it involves a very rare incident or two of near-heroism for Rincewind.

The next book is indeed Making Money.  I want it now though, damn it!


Rincewind's last scene in Sourcery is one of my favourites from the whole series.  He works best as the brave coward...

How many years has it been since a Rincewind book (not counting The Last Hero)??

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 17/1/2007 2:23:59 PM   
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The Last Continent (1998) was the last Rincewind book before The Last Hero (2001).  Unless you include the Science of Discworld Novels (1999, 2002, 2005).

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 1/2/2007 10:59:06 AM   
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Anyone belong to a Discworld Fan Club?

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RE: Best Pratchett book - 1/3/2007 10:28:27 AM   
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About time this was bumped.

For anyone who doesn't get the Discworld News Letter:-

Welcome to issue 119.  I am happy to announce we have managed to
secure an exclusive first look at the cover and pack design for the
Special Edition of the Hogfather DVD due for release on 9th April.
Please bear in mind that this is still a "work in progress" and is
subject to change.

I have to say that I think it looks great and is indicative of the
huge attention to detail that has been put into Hogfather project as
a whole.  I now can't wait for April to get my hands on a copy.

To see the artwork visit:
http://www.discworldmonthly.co.uk/hogfatherexclusive.php

Next month we hope to be able to let you know about a very special
Teatime Hogfather competition.  The character, not 4 o'clock in the
afternoon.






Paul Kidby recently got in contact with us to let us know about his
new personal website.  In March the special feature section of the
site will show the processes that went into producing the cover
illustration for Making Money - Terry's next novel.

For more information visit:  http://www.paulkidby.net






News from Rob Wilkins (via http://www.pjsmprints.com/news/):  I
spoke with Terry Pratchett this afternoon and he filled me in with
his latest news;

Terry Pratchett's Making Money

"The news here is that Making Money has gone off to the publisher;
currently the various works in progress are The Folklore of
Discworld, which I am working on with Jacqueline Simpson
(co-author of the Lore of the Land, among many other books on
folklore. Lu-Tse's Yearbook of Enlightenment (the next Discworld
diary) and Nation, a young adult book for next year, which is not
Discworld, and not what people are usually thinking about when
they use the term fantasy. I am about 10,000 words into it already
and actually wrote about 5,000 words of it when I was at the
Australian convention a few weeks ago. Well, if the jetlag means
you are wide awake at three o'clock in the morning, why waste the
time!"

Thanks Terry! More Discworld news coming soon...





It appears that Terry managed to fulfil his role as Guest of Honour
at the first ever German Discworld convention "Scheibenwelt-Fest"
last weekend (after apparently getting delayed in customs and
missing most of the first day).  We are hoping to be able to bring
you a review of the event next month, providing our reviewer didn't
get too drunk and forget to write anything down.

In the meantime a video of one of Terry's speeches from the event
has been posted to YouTube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncC1DYrlOFs






Visit the website and get subscribed!  It's free!

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Your Discworld Cast - 7/3/2007 4:10:26 PM   
Wedge


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....and so continues my quest to bump this thread and stimulate some Pratchett based chat.

Who would you cast as characters from Discworld?

For Granny, Nanny and Magrat, may I suggest...

Granny - Helen Mirren



Nanny - Dawn French (ignore Jennifer Saunders in the pic...)





Magrat - Emma Chambers





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RE: Your Discworld Cast - 7/3/2007 8:42:00 PM   
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VEry good suggestions! 

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RE: Your Discworld Cast - 8/3/2007 9:50:33 AM   
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VEry good suggestions! 


Why thank you.  Although, Emma Chambers may be a little too old now but I'm sure Helen Mirren and Dawn French can be aged and act 'old'.

Anyone else have any ideas?

How the watch?  I'm not so sure about them...

Carrot?  Damien Lewis?  Little bit too old perhaps for the early books.



Nobby?  Mackenzie Crook?



Not sure about Vimes, Angua, or Sgt Colon.

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RE: Your Discworld Cast - 12/3/2007 3:15:12 PM   
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He doesn't quite have the right look for him, but I think he could play Vimes to a T:



Philip Glenister

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RE: Your Discworld Cast - 12/3/2007 3:19:34 PM   
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He doesn't quite have the right look for him, but I think he could play Vimes to a T:



Philip Glenister


Hmm, I could see that.  He'd have to loose weight.  Still not perfect though.

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RE: Your Discworld Cast - 12/3/2007 3:25:09 PM   
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He could certainly play the grizzled drunk who's lost the will to fight in the early books, would remain to be seen if he could then play the more inspiring, no-nonsence leader of the later ones.  I'd give him the chance tho...



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RE: Your Discworld Cast - 12/3/2007 3:33:49 PM   
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I know a lot of people see Vimes as a sort of Clint Eastwood/Dirty Harry.



He's got to be ageing, rugged and worn but also quite lean and handsome. 

This is Paul Kidby's Vimes, spot on in my opinion,



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RE: Your Discworld Cast - 12/3/2007 3:42:24 PM   
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If there was a Rincewind movie/show I would nominate Ewen Bremner for the role.

I reckon he'd be spot on

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RE: Your Discworld Cast - 12/3/2007 4:03:04 PM   
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Great choice! 



And Paul Kidby's



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RE: Your Discworld Cast - 12/3/2007 6:37:16 PM   
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That's the pic I was thinking of. I couldn't post it at work though.

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RE: Your Discworld Cast - 12/3/2007 11:58:26 PM   
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I know TP thinks Vimes should look like Pete Postlethwaite...good choice. Possibly a tad more realistic than Clint too. Then again I'd always thought of Vimes as a Marlowe type but I think Humphrey Bogart is an even more unrealistic choice.
I'd hate to see Dawn bloomin' French as Nanny though. How about Miriam Margoyles?
I always thought that the late Ian Richardson was spot on for Vetinari, I always think of his Francis Urquart (sic)? when I think of the Ankh-Morpork patrician. Liam Neeson maybe?
Granny Weatherwax would be hard to cast. I think it would be too obvious a move to go with Maggie Smith or Sheila Hancock et al. 

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RE: Your Discworld Cast - 13/3/2007 3:56:04 PM   
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Hmm, I think I'd prefer someone a bit better looking than Pete Postelthwaite but he is a good choice.



Miriam Margoyles, brilliant.  Personally, I'd favour Dawn French though



For me, Maggie Smith seems to be too 'fragile' to play Granny.  That's why I thought Helen Mirren could be better.  Though, I'm sure she'd do a good job.  Second thoughts, she'd be great!






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RE: Your Discworld Cast - 13/3/2007 4:00:54 PM   
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Oh and here's a pic of Sheila Hancock   Good too.





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RE: Your Discworld Cast - 13/3/2007 4:06:23 PM   
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Getting slightly back on subject,  there three new Pratchett books out in October!





and

The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld

As well as the yearly diary in August,



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RE: Your Discworld Cast - 13/3/2007 6:53:05 PM   
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I spend far too much of my time wishing my life away until the new Discworld book comes out nowadays. Whatever happened to two a year? Lazy bugger.

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RE: Your Discworld Cast - 13/3/2007 7:06:24 PM   
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Hmm, I think I'd prefer someone a bit better looking than Pete Postelthwaite but he is a good choice.



How shallow are you? 
Only joking. I don't think Vimes is supposed to be a 'Dad from the OC' in looks terms. He's a weather beaten old drunk when we meet him for the first time in Guards! Guards! singing in gutter. Something which Pete Postlethwaite could capture perfectly...... erm again, sorry to Pete if he's a regular contributor to the Empire forum.

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RE: Your Discworld Cast - 14/3/2007 6:02:25 AM   
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Is Alan Rickman too obvious for Vetinari?



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RE: Your Discworld Cast - 14/3/2007 10:25:10 AM   
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Pete Postelthwaite would be perfect actually!!  We'll save Clint Eastwood for Cohen the Barbarian now

I think you got it right for Granny Weatherwax straight off with Helen Mirren...!

Illustrated Wee Free Men??  Strange that they'd release that now when there is a film in the works!?!

I still haven't read Wintersmith, that's next on my list...

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