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Moving Pictures By Terry Pratchett Moving Pictures People might say that reality is a quality that things possess in the same way that they possess weight Sadly alchemists never really held with such a quaint notion They think that they can change rea
  • Title: Moving Pictures
  • Author: Terry Pratchett
  • ISBN: 9780062237347
  • Page: 261
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  • Moving Pictures By Terry Pratchett People might say that reality is a quality that things possess in the same way that they possess weight Sadly alchemists never really held with such a quaint notion They think that they can change reality, shape it to their own purpose Imagine then the damage that could be wrought if they get their hands on the ultimate alchemy The invention of motion pictures, the grePeople might say that reality is a quality that things possess in the same way that they possess weight Sadly alchemists never really held with such a quaint notion They think that they can change reality, shape it to their own purpose Imagine then the damage that could be wrought if they get their hands on the ultimate alchemy The invention of motion pictures, the greatest making illusions It may be a triumph of universe shaking proportions It s either that or they re about to unlock the dark terrible secret of the Holy Wood hills by mistake.
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    1. Terry Pratchett

      Sir Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was thirteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second hand typewriter His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983 In 1987, he turned to writing full time There are over 40 books in the Discworld series, of which four are written for children The first of these, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal A non Discworld book, Good Omens, his 1990 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early 2006 it is also available as a mass market paperback Harper Torch, 2006 and trade paperback Harper Paperbacks, 2006 In 2008, Harper Children s published Terry s standalone non Discworld YA novel, Nation Terry published Snuff in October 2011 Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, was named an Officer of the British Empire for services to literature in 1998, and has received honorary doctorates from the University of Warwick in 1999, the University of Portsmouth in 2001, the University of Bath in 2003, the University of Bristol in 2004, Buckinghamshire New University in 2008, the University of Dublin in 2008, Bradford University in 2009, the University of Winchester in 2009, and The Open University in 2013 for his contribution to Public Service.In Dec of 2007, Pratchett disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease On 18 Feb, 2009, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.He was awarded the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award in 2010.Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on 12th March 2015.

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    1. This most Lovecraftian of Terry Pratchett s Discworld books this being number TEN and first published in 1990 Moving Pictures, as a title of course makes me think of Rush s brilliant 1981 album of the same name Pratchett even makes droll word play just as in Rush s cover art.Like so many of Sir Terry s Discworld adventures, he liberally sprinkles popular and cultural references throughout and besides the ubiquitous Lovecraft allusions, he also turns The Camera Eye to a Philip K Dick reference if [...]


    2. I wasn t under the weather this time, and again, I enjoyed, but didn t love it Maybe I should just save the Terry Pratchetts for times when I m sick It s a weird quirk Or maybe it s just that I love the Watch books, but haven t fallen for the rest of the universe quite so hard.Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here.In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook


    3. This is Holy Wood To pass the time quickly, you just film the clock hands moving fast but when it s being written by Terry Pratchett why would you want to Moving Pictures, Pratchett s Discworld parody of Hollywood, appeals to me a great deal purely as a cinephile and wannabe film maker but as it s Pratchett it s also brilliant and brilliantly funny filled with wicked caricatures and wonderful characters, and of course evil puns aplenty.In this must read episode you get to know about the Del Boy [...]


    4. I m stingy with my 5 star ratings and considered going with a 4 here, but I really enjoyed this read It is hilarious From Trolls who don t want to get type cast I played a troll who runs out and hits him with a rock to a talking wonder dog who can t get noticed because he s too scruffy the cliches of the movies get very skewered Everyone is headed to the Holy Wood to be a star And of course as we all know, moving pictures or, the clicks can effect the fabric of reality Sir Terry has a gift and m [...]


    5. Who d want to spend their time moving pictures Most of them looked alright where they were.A shady sausage vendor and a student of wizardry head to Holy Wood for fame and fortune in the early days of the Discworld film industry Hey, kids Let s put on a show Sounds like wholesome family entertainment, does it not Wellnce this sprang from the mind of Terry Pratchett, expect chaos and devastation, licentious landladies, mass hysteria, dogs and cats sharing conversationsS o o o o a world gone mad a [...]


    6. This is my least favorite Discworld book so far I think this is mainly because I didn t find the story appealing at all The characters were ok, and I really liked Gaspode the talking dog, but I was bored by the story.At the beginning of the book, an old man living alone in a remote area called Holy Wood dies After his death, strange things start happening and some alchemists develop the concept of moving pictures which become hugely popular People travel en masse to Holy Wood I trust you see the [...]


    7. I reluctantly rate this first Discworld novel I read 3 stars I figure there are others in this long series that are better, and probably some are worse I just have no base for comparison, and I may raise the rating later.I also can t judge the characters and plot with regards to the other books Is Cut me own Throat Dibbler a major character in the series Will I read about Victor and Ginger again Are the wizards of the Unseen University always the same I suppose they are, but I cannot tell I lear [...]


    8. I ll start with the things I liked about this book I liked Victor, how he d managed to just barely not pass his wizarding exam multiple times so he could stay in school and how his basic decency helped save the day when things started going wrong in Holy Wood The dogs human smart Gaspode and well trained Laddie were great fun Even though Laddie wasn t smart like Gaspode, he was so sweet natured that he was lovable The scenes involving the trolls were the best parts of the book, very creative and [...]


    9. Y zlerce insan, ger ekte ne olmak istedi ini Holy Wood sayesinde anl yor, dedi Ginger Ve binlercesi, bir saatli ine de olsa kendisini unutma f rsat buluyor Bu koca lanet d nya sars l yor te bu, dedi Victor Beni endi elendiren de bu Sanki biz araya s k t r lm z gibi Sen Holy Wood u kulland n san yorsun ama asl nda Holy Wood seni kullan yor Bizi Hepimizi Diskd nya n n tekinsiz bir ok b y s ne bir yenisi ekleniyor ve orak topraklar n kalbinden, tahtalardan ibaret bir kasaba do uyor Holy Wood.Victor [...]


    10. Discworld goes to Hollywood21 May 2013 I must admit that this was not one of my favourite of Pratchett s books but I suspect that if I end up reading it again, the score might go up and the review may change, however we are getting to a point where maybe the best of Pratchett s Discword content is behind him and he is exploring other avenues to try and get a laugh Okay, Pratchett does than try to get a laugh, and in a way it is sort of like the Simpsons where Pratchett uses a fantasy world to p [...]


    11. Part 10 of the Complete Discworld RereadWow, what a slog When I started this reread I was wondering how a couple of those I had ignored would read a second time around, with Moving Pictures being my biggest fear On this occasion my memory was correct, this may be the weakest Pratchett book until the football one released a few years back.Now don t get me wrong, even a bad Pratchett book is worth reading, and this wasn t a complete waste of time As per the usual, some of the humor hits hard I was [...]


    12. This 10th book in publication order of the Discworld series was a lot of fun As a fan of classic movies, I loved all the little parodies of them that occurred throughout the book The best one may have been the spoof of King Kong when instead of Fay Wray and the giant ape climbing the Empire State building, Pratchett gives us a giant woman and an orangutan the Librarian climbing the Tower of Art


    13. Moving Pictures can mean many things Pictures that move us emotionally, stills changed so fast they are perceived to be in motion, frames of pictures moved location to location, and the title of Pratchett s tenth DiscWorld book One thing for sure is this Moving Pictures is than meets the eye.At a superficial level, Moving Pictures is a satire of Hollywood with its obsession for fame and fortune, where no cliche is left unscripted and every stereotype is a star in the making Those game enough to [...]


    14. Executive Summary After being pretty s0 so on Eric, I really enjoyed this one a lot It s right up there with Guards Guards I d say.Full ReviewIt s been awhile since my last Discworld read A lot longer than I had realized I had been planning to read a book every other month or so I m stubbornly determined to read the books in publication order, and I m finding some of these early books uneven.That s not the case with this book I really enjoyed it a lot It might be that I m huge movie fan, and lov [...]


    15. The whole of life is just like watching a film Only it s as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues Holy Wood The alchemists on the Discworld discover the magic of motion pictures This novel parodies the creation of film, and the developments it went through in the first thirty or so years of its existence Gone With the Wind fans might find a lot of Easter eggs in here I was [...]


    16. I have a lot of friends who swear by Pratchett, but I found him rather dull I tried reading the first book in the series, but I couldn t finish it A friend suggested this as one of his better outings, so I bit.He seems to harp on the most obvious jokes, extending one note gags into paragraphs, chapters, or even whole books I found that out of every ten jokes, one would make me laugh and nine would make me groan and roll my eyes Really not a good rate of return.His world building is passable, but [...]


    17. Given a choice between books and movies, many people myself included will say that books are always better than movies You can use your imagination, we ll say, drawing on the powers of the human mind to create things that manifestly are not real You can decide for yourself what the scenes look like and how the characters appear, rather than have some director feed his or her vision over yours Despite that, however, we all still love the movies If you gave me a novelization of Casablanca, for exa [...]


    18. This book was very disappointing Usually I have no trouble retaining interest in a Terry Pratchett Discworld novel, but this one I had to force myself to finish I think my problem with it is that it s too literal What I love about Pratchett s writing most of the time is how he manages to mock things scathingly while at the same time making wonderful and general loving comments about humanity By following such a narrow path as he did in this book with the straight on Hollywood Holy Wood parody , [...]


    19. Dopo aver letto l ennesimo libro di Pratchett ok ok sono solo tre finora, ma aumenteranno , mi sorta spontanea una domanda come diavolo possibile che nessuno abbia ancora trasformato i suoi libri in film Sono praticamente perfetti per essere trasposti sul grande schermo, gli ingredienti ci sono tutti humor, spessore, trame imprevedibili, colpi di scena E allora come mai sono uscite solo poche produzioni per la televisione Questa una cosa che proprio non mi spiego Ma passiamo al libro la fantasia [...]


    20. The tenth Discworld Kinda stand alone The Unseen University and the Patrician feature in ways to that connect to earlier stories, but the main characters and their tale stand alone Those who read the series will see him forcibly adjusting the world building because he didn t really like the set up he had given it at first.But an old man dies and realizes too late that he had not trained a successor to continue lighting the ritual fire And things start to happen as not quite real things seep into [...]


    21. Relectura Mundodisco 10 C mo ser a el cine en el Mundodisco Nos encontramos ante la primera de las novelas independientes del Mundodisco, aunque los magos tienen bastante presencia Pratchett consigue integrar la historia del cine y los mitos hollywoodienses en su mundo, que amenaza con quebrarse ante tanta magia y grandiosidad No es una de las mejores novelas del Mundodisco pero es divertid sima Ankh Morpork vuelve a ser protagonista, Y Voy A La Ruina Escurridizo gana presencia y conocemos por f [...]



    22. Tenth in the overall Discworld fantastically satirical series and first in the Industrial Revolution subseries The focus pokes fun at Hollywood If you re interested, there is a chronological listing of the Discworld books on my website.My TakeOnly Pratchett could pull the magic of our Hollywood into Discworld and make it work, revealing the truth , lol.Nothing is sacred to Pratchett, from people who don t get jokes, old farts reminiscing about their days when they never , students who prefer bei [...]


    23. Synopsis from Discworld s pesky alchemists are up to their old tricks again This time, they ve discovered how to get gold from silver the silver screen that is Hearing the siren call of Holy Wood is one Victor Tugelbend, a would be wizard turned extra He can t sing, he can t dance, but he can handle a sword sort of , and now he wants to be a star So does Theda Withel, an ambitious ing nue from a little town where else you ve probably never heard of But the click click of moving pictures isn t ju [...]


    24. Moving Pictures is the first in the so called Industrial Revolution line of discworld novels It was published in 1990, the same year as Eric, and is a wonderful satire on Hollywood and the film industry.Main characters in this story are Victor Tugelbend, who devised a very intelligent system to fail exams at Unseen University good enough not to be thrown out, and Theda Ginger Withel, who just wants to be herself, as big as possible They are both drawn away from their day to day lives by a wild a [...]


    25. This is another perfect example of how Pratchett uses the discworld to question our own world and the things we do.Moving pictures is all about the introduction of movies to the discworld and how it entrances everyone and changes peoples perception of their selves and the influence the new technoogy and media has on society.Of course it wouldn t be a discworld novel if Holy Wood the area the moving pictures are home to didn t have its own agenda and ideas for the world.I highly recommend this to [...]


    26. Wherein, like in so many Pratchett books of the early era, monsters from Lovecraftian Realms attempt to burst forth onto the Disc Best book I ve ever read that contains a Yog Sothoth pun and a humorous Shub Niggurath allusion Not Pratchett at the height of his powers, though there are glimmers The Librarian does a heroic turn which pleases me But the female characters are not fully realized and the nonhuman ones except maybe Gaspode are not treated with the respect they deserve I cringed several [...]



    27. Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett is the first of his Diskworld novels to make me go Meh The idea is that an evil spirit breaks lose and starts putting ideas in people s heads that give birth to the creation of motion pictures, or clicks on the Disk It s got enough good lines, jokes, and parodies to make it entertaining, but the whole Hollywood lampoon seems so out of place on the Diskworld that I found it really distracting and jarring Indeed, Pratchett seems to anticipate this reaction in his [...]


    28. You d think, after the beginning humor, you d expect most of the jokes would die out It can t get any funnier than the previous funny, can it What a load of cabbages Things could get funnier, and the ratio of laughter volume over gradual page turns increased by leaps and bounds I don t know how on earth I managed to survive over 20 years without having read any of the Discworld books until recently The Truth was my first.Pratchett shows his mastery not only with writing fiction, but he extrapola [...]


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