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Moving Pictures: (Discworld Novel 10): A Discworld Novel (Discworld… (original 1990; edition 1991)

by Terry Pratchett

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Title:Moving Pictures: (Discworld Novel 10): A Discworld Novel (Discworld Novels)
Authors:Terry Pratchett
Info:Corgi (1991), Edition: New edition, Paperback, 336 pages
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Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett (1990)

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A funny look at a magical society coming to grips with the "new" concept of motion picture films. The way the wizards react to seeing their first movie was laugh out loud funny in parts. Not quite as engaging as previous Pratchett novels, but still a hilarious read. ( )
  utbw42 | Dec 10, 2014 |
Nails it.
Debut of Archchancellor Ridcully, Ponder Stibbons, and Gaspode the Wonder Dog. Actually kind of stars Gaspode and CMOT Dibbler. Leads are not any of the regular cast. ( )
  librisissimo | Nov 7, 2014 |
I didn't think there would be a boring Discworld book. Hopefully, this one would be the last of its kind. ( )
  Irena. | Aug 26, 2014 |
Disability tag for Poons and his wheelchair, characterization of him & other people's opinions thereof. Poons was mocked as roundly as any other character, and in this one, TP sends up just about everyone, so it at least felt fair.

I can't believe how long it took me to finish this book. Normally I can fly through a Discworld book in a day and a half, but this one kept putting me to sleep. I liked the last third quite a lot, though, so the 3 stars are mainly from that. Gaspode the Underdog is an awesome narrative voice, and I wish I were less aware of how he's intentionally designed to be the book's unsung hero. I hate feeling emotionally manipulated into adoring a character. But I'm just so freaking FOND. *sigh* ( )
  sageness | Feb 7, 2014 |
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She wasn't certain what the future held, but coffee would be involved if she had any say in the matter.
Most alchemists were nervous, in any case; it came from not knowing what the crucible of bubbling stuff they were experimenting with was going to do next.
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The alchemists of the Discworld have discovered the magic of the silver screen. But what is the dark secret of Holy Wood hill?

It's up to Victor Tugelbend ("Can't sing. Can't dance. Can handle a sword a little.") and Theda Withel ("I come from a little town you've probably never heard of") to find out...

Moving Pictures, the ninth Discworld novel is a gloriously funny saga set against the background of a world gone mad!
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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 ingénue from a little town (where else?) you've probably never heard of.

But the click click of moving pictures isn't just stirring up dreams inside Discworld. Holy Wood's magic is drifting out into the boundaries of the universes, where raw realities, the could-have-beens, the might-bes, the never-weres, the wild ideas are beginning to ferment into a really stinky brew. It's up to Victor and Gaspode the Wonder Dog (a star if ever one was born!) to rein in the chaos and bring order back to a starstruck Discworld. And they're definitely not ready for their close-up!

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A zany bunch of futuristic actors--Victor, the eternal student; Ginger, the milkmaid; Dibbler, the sausage salesman; and Gaspode, the talking dog--embarks on an epic movie project.

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