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On the ultimate alchemy the invention of motion pictures the greatest making of 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 I love Pratchett and the Discworld but there are few DW books I didn't enjoy as much Don't get me wrong this is funny book but nothing than that and I come to expect lot from Discworld Simply there there is no that brilliance sharp wit and excellent uotable dialogues that best of the books in the series seem to have in abundance

review Moving Pictures

Moving Pictures

Sess in the same way that they possess weight Sadly alchemists never really held with such a uaint 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 Can you hear that? It's the sound of a movie reel Discworld has it's first foray into the industrial revolution Here in form of the last guardian of an old portal dying without anybody being there to take up his tasks Not long after some alchemists in Ankh Morpork develop clicks moving pictures painted by enslaved little demons Cut Me Own Throat Dibbler the sausage dealer isn't gonna miss out on a chance to get rich so he becomes the first agentfilm studio executive Soon first people and then animals that can suddenly talk are drawn to where the portal used to be Holy Wood without knowing why they had the intense urge to be there and be in a picture or help make one Holy Wood soon is growing moving pictures are created in colour even sound is still very complicated and the place is becoming stronger while at least some people start noticing that something's wrong Such as Victor the male lead From then on the crack between dimensions gets larger and larger and there is a mad dash for nothing less than saving the entire Discworld because that is what a male lead does right?Some old beloved characters such as the Librarian or Death as well as some new ones like Gaspode or the trolls spice up this story and it's a delight And let's not forget that the city of Ankh Morpork itself technically is a character too just like the Unseen University's library Oh and the current Arch Chancellor who will remain so for uite a while apparently now is Ridcully a fantastically uirky addition to the whole bunch of wizzardsI burst out laughing several times while reading it and could uote over half of the bookPratchett in his usual deadpan humour parodies product placements the treatment of cast and crew on a film set actors' behavior the making of movies historically and mechanically the plot points in movies fame the media circus the power of imagination and even serious topics such as discrimination and racism in the industryThere is also than one movie reference in this such as for Gone with the Wind King Kong Ben Hur and a few others with a Discworld twist of courseTruth be told I was reluctant to read this at first I'd heard about the industrial revolution books of course that form a group much like the ones about the witches or the City Watch but I didn't think I'd like them too much because I want my Discworld to stay almost medieval in its atmosphere and feared the changes However that fear was completely unfounded at least in this book On the contrary especially because I feared a clash of the good old with the shiny new Discworld it was all the funny to read about A Wild Idea arriving and trying to find a place Thus it's no surprise this has fast become one of my facourite Discworld booksOnce again I've read this in the audio format; once again the narrator was Nigel Planner; once again he was brilliant From the sound effects like the movie reels to the accents especially of the trolls and CMOT he nailed it Kleist in Thun you hear that? It's the sound of a movie reel Discworld has it's first foray into the industrial revolution Here in form of the last guardian of an old portal dying without anybody being there to take up his tasks Not long after some alchemists in Ankh Morpork develop clicks moving pictures painted by enslaved little demons Cut Me Own Throat Dibbler the sausage dealer isn't gonna miss out on a chance to get rich so he becomes the first agentfilm studio executive Soon first people and then animals that can suddenly talk are drawn to where the portal used to be Holy Wood without knowing why they had the intense urge to be there and be in a picture or help make one Holy Wood soon is growing moving pictures are created in colour even sound is still very complicated and the place is becoming stronger while at least some people start noticing that something's wrong Such as Victor the male lead From then on the crack between dimensions gets larger and larger and there is a mad dash for nothing less than saving the entire Discworld because that is what a male lead does right?Some old beloved characters such as the Librarian or Death as well as some new ones like Gaspode or the trolls spice up this story and it's a delight And let's not forget that the city of Ankh Morpork itself technically is a character too just like the Unseen University's library Oh and the current Arch Chancellor who will remain so for uite a while apparently now is Ridcully a fantastically uirky addition to the whole bunch of wizzardsI burst out laughing several times while reading it and could uote over half of the bookPratchett in his usual deadpan humour parodies product placements the treatment of cast and crew on a film set actors' behavior the making of movies historically and mechanically the plot points in movies fame the media circus the power of imagination and even serious topics such as discrimination and racism in the industryThere is also than one movie reference in this such as for Gone with the Wind King Kong Ben Hur and a few others with a Discworld twist of courseTruth be told I was reluctant to read this at first I'd heard about the industrial revolution books of course that form a group much like the ones about the witches or the City Watch but I didn't think I'd like them too much because I want my Discworld to stay almost medieval in its atmosphere and feared the changes However that fear was completely unfounded at least in this book On the contrary especially because I feared a clash of the good old with the shiny new Discworld it was all the funny to read about A Wild Idea arriving and trying to find a place Thus it's no surprise this has fast become one of my facourite Discworld booksOnce again I've read this in the audio format; once again the narrator was Nigel Planner; once again he was brilliant From the sound effects like the movie reels to the accents especially of the trolls and CMOT he nailed it

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'Holy wood is a different sort of place People act differently here Everywhere else the most important things are gods or money or cattle Here the most important thing is to be important' People might say that reality is a uality that things pos This most Lovecraftian of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books this being number TEN and first published in 1990 and first of the Industrial Revolution books 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 artLike so many of Sir Terry’s Discworld adventures he liberally sprinkles popular and cultural references throughout and besides the ubiuitous Lovecraft allusions he also turns The Camera Eye to a Philip K Dick reference if the reader is uickA Discworld Tom Sawyer protagonist Victor Tugelbend stage name Victor Maraschino is a perpetual student at Unseen University who is a practiced expert in doing nothing His Vital Signs are honed to being as lazy as possible working at not working as hard as other people work at workSo when Red Barchetta Alchemists not to be confused with Wizards figure out a way to make motion pictures Victor turns out to be a born actor Pratchett has fun aplenty making fun of Hollywood and he also introduces fantastic Discworld characters the best being Cut me own throat Dibbler Discworld’s capitalistic icon Sadly there is little Witch Hunting in the Limelight of this fine novel but still very goodI recommend reading this while listening to Rush’s YYZ

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