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  • Paperback
  • 396 pages
  • Moving Pictures
  • Terry Pratchett
  • English
  • 04 February 2017
  • 0552152943

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  1. Mario the lone bookwolf Mario the lone bookwolf says:

    Welcome to the fabulous dream factory, the best place on earth, oh, sorry, wrong promo, I mean Pratchett s dissection of the superficiality and deception of the mass production of entertainment and media.Thanks to the alchemists, the Discworld has become so much richer in high quality entertainment fun or the immensely useless waste of human lifetime, depending on the pro or anti movie watching standpoint, I am possibly a bit biased here Evil movie, go away, don t force me watching you, I want Welcome to the fabulous dream factory, the best place on earth, oh, sorry, wrong promo, I mean Pratchett s dissection of the superficiality and deception of the mass production of entertainment and media.Thanks to the alchemists, the Discworld has become so much richer in high quality entertainment fun or the immensely useless waste of human lifetime, depending on the pro or anti movie watching standpoint, I am possibly a bit biased here Evil movie, go away, don t force me watching you, I want to read Puh, now I can, oh, a 4k remake of a classic real time strategy game series 500 hours later Damn it.However, Holy Wood grows and I guess I know too less about real movie history to get all the innuendos, and stars are made, changing Discworld forever and potentially in a way nobody is aware of view spoiler Using the allegory of a portal to the dungeon dimensions, media fueled by demon powers, is ingenious and close to what I suppose for TV and games, technology so mighty and seductive that its power shouldn t be underestimated hide spoiler I mean, think about it, the focus, thoughts, life energy, of million and soon billions of people is directly transmitted into these settings, what better medium could be used by evil, satanic, interdimensional, alien, or PR industry forces to reap huge stockpiles of psi, qi, karma, or pure brainpower, with whatever unit that could be measured, terrathinks, gigaponder, or somethingSo media perverts and is dangerous, is this what it s trying to tell us Well, it again depends on the individual interpretation, but fueling awareness of the dangers and pitfalls of modern entertainment options is something always a bit underrepresented while everybody is just bashing against books of faces, agencies of national securities, of tubes of yous After getting so used to, not conspiracy theory including, media irrigation this oldfashioned whipping girl boy seems to have come completely out of fashion, because the meta big brother scheme sells muchclicks and coverage.I guess I should once watch the satirized movies, or at least read the scripts, but as they mostly aren t my genre or are overrated classics that just became cult because of a lack of alternatives, I don t really see a chance of this ever happening Quite stereotypical, overused plots nowadays, fresh and original the first few times, but best consumed in a humorous format and used to get laughs instead of screams.Wait until the end to see how the protagonists reflect about what has just happened to them and how this could be interpreted and adapted for real life, especially the social media epidemic Pratchett sadly had no chance to enjoy How he would have satirized it will forever stay a mystery.Tropes show how literature is conceptualized and created and which mixture of elements makes works and genres unique one is added to all Pratchettian reviews The idea of the dissected motifs rocks, highlighting the main real world inspirational elements of fiction and satire is something usually done with so called higher literature, but a muchinteresting field in readable literature, as it offers the joy of reading, subtle criticism, and feeling smart all together


  2. Lyn Lyn says:

    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 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 tu 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 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 the reader is quick.A 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 work.So 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 introducesfantastic 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 good.I recommend reading this while listening to Rush s YYZ


  3. Adrian Adrian says:

    Another great Discworld novel, just not quite 5 starsMore tomorrow hopefully.4.5 So a couple of days have elapsed and I still feel that this is not quite a 5 star read, far enough away to make it a solid 4 stars It is , as ever with Sir Terry, a fantastic story and a wonderful parody of 20th 21st century life.This book starts with the death of an old man who was guarding the hill at Holy Wood by the sea Without his daily chants, strange things start to awaken and attempt to escape from Another great Discworld novel, just not quite 5 starsMore tomorrow hopefully.4.5 So a couple of days have elapsed and I still feel that this is not quite a 5 star read, far enough away to make it a solid 4 stars It is , as ever with Sir Terry, a fantastic story and a wonderful parody of 20th 21st century life.This book starts with the death of an old man who was guarding the hill at Holy Wood by the sea Without his daily chants, strange things start to awaken and attempt to escape from the cave beneath the hill The alchemists are drawn to the hill and are strangely interested in starting a moving picture industry, whatever that may be So clicks are born, and people flock to Holy Wood to be a part of this new industry But all is not well beneath the hill asmagic escapes than can be managed and the click industry expands at an exponential rate getting the picture Enter Victor, the laziest of student wizards, Ginger, a farm girl, Gaspode the most scruffy of dogs, but a talker and Laddie, the worlds best acting dog Good boy Laddie add these new characters to old favourites like CMOT Dibbler, The Librarian oook and 2 cameo appearances from DEATH The Watch appear briefly as do the senior wizards All in all a fabulous recipe for a marvellous novel, and Sir Terry does not fail to deliver.Oh gosh it is just so close to 4.5 stars but I can t keep giving all the DIscworld novels 5 stars, so this is just a 4 star read


  4. Bradley Bradley says:

    This is a re read and I m upping my rating because, well, let s face it this is the start of a brand new chapter in the Discworld and it follows the main style that I have grown to love over all the rest of the books I was slow to love them at first, but as I continued to see Progress raise its great lumbering head above the trash heaps of Ankh Morpork from inside the river, of course, I can t help but get all bubbly inside.Memorable moments, and there are a lot of them going well beyond thi This is a re read and I m upping my rating because, well, let s face it this is the start of a brand new chapter in the Discworld and it follows the main style that I have grown to love over all the rest of the books I was slow to love them at first, but as I continued to see Progress raise its great lumbering head above the trash heaps of Ankh Morpork from inside the river, of course, I can t help but get all bubbly inside.Memorable moments, and there are a lot of them going well beyond this review, include a certain wild dash of the head magicians, a certain talking dog, Mr Cut Me Own Throat, and of course the clever use of the old Greek anamnesis And of course the lambasting of old time Holy Wood It s time has come Sounds rather ominous, right Quite funny through and through, too And of course, it only gets better from here The weight of the Discworld about to break the backs of a few elephants and a turtle


  5. Trish Trish says:

    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 agent film studio executive Soon, first people 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 agent film 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 quite a while apparently now is Ridcully, a fantastically quirky addition to the whole bunch of wizzards.I burst out laughing several times while reading it and could quote over half of the book.Pratchett, 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 evenserious topics such as discrimination and racism in the industry.There is alsothan 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 course.Truth 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 thefunny 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 books Once 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


  6. Ms. Smartarse Ms. Smartarse says:

    The Discworld is constantly evolving, mainly courtesy of Ankh Morpork s guilds of something or other The Alchemists Guild s latest bout of explosion for example, has produced the raw material for moving pictures i.e movies Pretty soon, Ankh Morpork becomes too cramped for theextravagant movie directors, so cue a surprisingly fast and steady exodus to Holy Wood, a long abandoned dwelling in the desert.Holy Wood however, is not a normal place, housing some rather sinister things in it The Discworld is constantly evolving, mainly courtesy of Ankh Morpork s guilds of something or other The Alchemists Guild s latest bout of explosion for example, has produced the raw material for moving pictures i.e movies Pretty soon, Ankh Morpork becomes too cramped for theextravagant movie directors, so cue a surprisingly fast and steady exodus to Holy Wood, a long abandoned dwelling in the desert.Holy Wood however, is not a normal place, housing some rather sinister things in its long forgotten ruins Unfortunately for the Discworld, the only one whose sixth sense is tingling here, is a flea ridden dog named Gaspode I mean, he can speak, and think faster than most intelligent humans, however he lacks a certain charm, to prevent the inevitable boot in its hindquarters Luckily, he meets Victor, perpetual wizarding student, whose minds is open enough to comprehend the existence of a real life wonder dog.The overall reading experience of Moving Pictures was a very weird one When I started, I felt completely disconnected from every character, action and even the general idea of the plot All I could really appreciate were the occasional funny bits Of course, it is very important to be sober when you take an exam Many worthwhile careers in the street cleansing, fruit picking and subway guitar playing industries have been founded on a lack of understanding of this simple fact.A small crowd was collecting A small crowd collected very easily in Ankh Morpork As a city, it had some of the most accomplished spectators in the universe They d watch anything, especially if there was any possibility of anyone getting hurt in an amusing way Did I hear things, or can that little dog speak said Dibbler He says he can t, said Victor.Dibbler hesitated The excitement was unhinging him a little Well, he said, I suppose he should know I took a month long break from reading it when I went on holiday, mostly because I didn t feel like carrying any physical books with me When I ended up picking up the story again, things just clicked I suddenly got all the subtle nuances, and the funny references I started enjoying the creepy atmosphere of the mysteriously moving sands in the desert And most importantly I was finally getting invested in the main characters adventures, and stopped waiting for the cameos from otherfamiliar ones.Score 3.7 5 stars is it a good book At times, the story felt like it was criticizing the workings of a very remote place, that had nothing to do with me Other times however, I could totally see it as part of one of John Oliver s tirades in one of his current ugh crusades For anyone who likes to read the gossip magazines, gets invested in Hollywood stars romances, finds themselves taking up a pitchfork against a celebrity or two, this book can be a truly entertaining read Otherwise, just browse the funny quotes list, and skip this novel


  7. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    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 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 most of the Disc world books are worth their freightsome are better than others, and this is one of the better So, Grab yourself a sausage on a bun and some banged grains find a comfortable spot and enjoy


  8. Megan Baxter Megan Baxter says:

    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 Goodreads policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here.In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook 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 Goodreads policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here.In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook


  9. Ivan Ivan says:

    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 nothingthan that and I come to expect lotfrom Discworld Simply there there is no that brilliance, sharp wit and excellent quotable dialogues that best of the books in the series seem to have in abundance.


  10. Toby Toby says:

    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 knowabout the 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 knowabout the Del Boy like trader Cut me own throat Dibbler who is possessed by the ghost of Cecil B De Mille and is determined to rule all of Holy Wood whilst creating the greatest epic moving picture the multiverse has ever known, featuring no less than a thousand elephants Pratchett further investigates the world of the trolls with a bulked up part for previous supporting player Detritus the Doorsplatter from The Broken Drum and several interesting smaller parts for less important but just as interesting moving rocks At Unseen University there s a new Arch chancellor as Ridcully finally arrives to solve the riddle of how to make the wizards recurring characters not just pointy hatted caricatures invited in to plots to solve a problem AND young Ponder Stibbons sits the easiest wizarding exam the Disc has ever seen All of this is background stuff however as Victor Tuglebend, perpetual student, Heinleinesque hero, laziest man in Ankh Morpork, not too bad with a sword, must rescue a swooning dame from the clutches of evil creatures from the Dungeon Dimensions intent on using the new Moving Pictures invention as a device to help destroy the Disc With the help of Gaspode the Wonder Dog of course.Pratchett packs it in tight, makes his plot sing and dance and doesn t let any plates drop to the floor as they spin for hours He makes you laugh and makes you think, Moving Pictures is just another in a decades long parade of classic Discworld novels that transcend the boundaries of humourous fantasy and oncedemonstrates an author at his playful best as he comes in to his own as a writer of great human insight


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Moving Pictures[Ebook] ➨ Moving Pictures ➮ Terry Pratchett – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 importantPeople might s 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 importantPeople 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 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.


About the Author: Terry Pratchett

Born Terence David John 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 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 In , he turned to writing full time There are over 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 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early it is also available as a mass market paperback Harper Torch, and trade paperback Harper Paperbacks, In , Harper Children s published Terry s standalone non Discworld YA novel, Nation Terry published Snuff in October 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 OBE for services to literature in , and has received honorary doctorates from the University of Warwick in , the University of Portsmouth in , the University of Bath in , the University of Bristol in , Buckinghamshire New University in , the University of Dublin in , Bradford University in , the University of Winchester in , and The Open University in for his contribution to Public ServiceIn Dec of , Pratchett disclosed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer s disease On Feb, , he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth IIHe was awarded the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award in Sir Terry Pratchett passed away on th March .