Monday, September 26, 2011

Going Pratchett

Watched the recent teleproduction of Terry Pratchett's Going Postal last week; it's a good adaptation, well-cast, and has the "feel" of Discworld. The story is somewhat changed to make it fit the screen but it is still very much the story. And in the interviews, the cast -- to a man -- go on about how cool it is to visit Discworld, quite beyond the normal promotional talk.

Highly recommended! Amazon's got it -- have a look via Tam's place.

(PS: in one of the novels featuring Rincewind, the Agatean Empire uses cannon called "Barking Dogs." Betcha didn't know that's the name of a strongly exothemicthermic chemical reaction that makes a surprising sound, didja?)


Turk Turon said...

"Exothemic" is a good description of Discworld.

Drang said...

And there I thought "barking dogs" described my feet when I get home from work...

Apparently there have been many more productions of Discwold novels than I realized.


LabRat said...

"Terry Pratchett Knows More Than You" ought to be its own tropes wiki entry.

My last such moment was, long after reading Nation, finding out that Captain Cook described Polynesia as "the Nation" and speculated about what great empire it could be the remnant of.

Roberta X said...

Turk, "exothemic,"indeed. :) --The missing "r" showed up in "Emprire" and had to be chased out. I don't know how they do that.

Jerry said...

Hi Roberta,

Where or how are you watching Going Postal? Here in locale the only way is to hoist the Jolly Roger and D/L them.