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Sky One - Colour of Magic

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Baz, 9 Oct 2007.

  1. Baz

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    Surprised I haven't heard about this before.

    The team behind the successful Hogfather are making Pratchett's first book The Colour Of Money.

    Looking at the cast, it looks like it's going to be a cracker :)
     
  2. Cuchulain

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    They've cast Cohen the Barbarian perfectly heh
     
  3. SIB

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    Coooooooooool, i've read all the Discworld books and Colour of Magic was one of my favourites
     
  4. DanH84

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    looking forward to it. it'll be interesting to see if david jason actually carries rincewind off. i thought he was well cast for albert but i always saw rincewind as slightly younger, wiry and faster to be honest.
     
  5. Baz

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    I thought that as well, but Wizards are always old remember :) I can't remember if Pratchett mentioned his age....
     
  6. DanH84

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    true i always got the impression that he wasn't old in the way that the faculty were though. he was no ponder stibbons or anything but when wizards can live to well over 100 i'd have put him at 40-50ish. he always seemed fairly athletic and lean though these traits were admittedly borne out of necessity. i also remember he bore a bit of resentment towards older wizards in some passages.

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    David Jason he ain't
     
  7. Count_Zero99uk

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    I thought they had allready made the colour of money :p
     
  8. Baz

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    That looks more like Baldrick :D
     
  9. nikebee

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    The colour of money you say!? :p

    Great news though! I quite enjoyed the Hogfather adaptation, I wasn't expecting it to be fantastic, but I was pleasently surprised with it after being an (almost) life long fan of Terry Pratchett.
     
  10. DanH84

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    i just hope the adaptations don't turn into a showcase for david jasons thespian abilities.

    nigel planer possibly? masi oka from heroes as twoflower?
     
  11. DanH84

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    or makenzie crook?
     
  12. misterPK

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    Is anyone else having problems with the www.thebrokendrum.net not loading apart from the header? Or is it just the content nazis getting in the way here at work?

    PK!
     
  13. Count_Zero99uk

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    masi oka from heroes as twoflower?

    That would be perfect imo however they are using Sam Gamgee. (Sean Astin)
     
  14. Baz

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    Not working here either...
     
  15. DanH84

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    put him in a wizards hat and robes and i could see it.
     
  16. Cuchulain

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    I'm confused, Cohen the Barbarian never showed up in the Colour of Magic, Hrun the Barbarian was one of the main characters, Cohen never showed up until the Light Fantastic ... am I missing something?
     
  17. SiriusB

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    It is a film adaptation. Which means they will change things to suit the format.

    Colour of Magic and Light Fantastic is the only 2 part novel he has done. They may well just be combining it all. After all, neither book is particularly long.
     
  18. Mr.Clark

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    I've always pictured Rincewind as a sort of failed post-grad, to be honest. Hence all the travelling.
     
  19. SB118

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    Corrected.
     
  20. loopstah

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    Yes, I've always imagined Rincewind to look like that.

    David Jason and Sean Astin are definitely miscast in my opinion.