Moving Pictures

Moving Pictures

Book - 1990
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Publisher: New York, NY : ROC, c1990.
Edition: Book club ed.
Characteristics: 254p

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csrestall
Apr 27, 2020

I did not enjoy this tenth book in the series as much as i should have i feel. I think that was partly my fault as i was reading much of the beginning of this book before i was going to bed and i just couldnt get into it. I kept falling asleep and i found it just wasnt hooking me. I then made myself finish it before getting any more books from the library and then sadly covid happened. I then put off reading it again until the middle of april. I finally finished it now and i started getting more into it at the end. I appreciated the satire about holy wood more and the dog characters were fun. I do enjoy a good animal character. As well as the appearance of the librarian at the end my absolute favorite discworld character. The ending was definitely better than the beginning, however that was also mostly my fault. It seems like a lot of the people on here really enjoy this tenth book in discworld series!

IndyPL_JosephL Sep 03, 2019

The 10th entry in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, Moving Pictures, is a hilarious parody of Hollywood culture, the insanity of making movies, and features some not-so-subtle nods to classic films like Gone With the Wind, Conan, and Tom & Jerry. On top of all the anachronistic humor and parody, though, this is still very much your typical Discworld book--turning the magical into channels for the mundane and the residents of the Disc thwart yet another world-ending catastrophe.

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RunningJoke
Aug 18, 2019

Another great Discworld© novel; this time it's a tale of what makes something "real." It is filled with allusions to many classic motion pictures and characters. Familiar characters are joined by Victor, Ginger, Gaspode the Wonder Dog, and, oh, yeah, Laddie.
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I hope that you might enjoy this book as much as I did. Happy reading. (And remember, be careful what you "watch.")

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red_cobra_341
Feb 25, 2017

This really isn't for me.

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sfogs
Jul 12, 2014

He he! Beware the magic of Holy Wood!
Prachett's books are such a great laugh!

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Eosos
Jul 03, 2014

I find it rather impossible not to like all the Discworld books but there are the good ones and the awesome ones. This is one of the former.
Somehow Hollywood, which you would think of as the perfect place to satirize, wasn't a good subject for the wit and humour of Pratchett. Or maybe the problem was that Tinsel Town is such an over the top place and has been made fun of for so long, that it required more than the usual treatment.
So while it is a good story and amusing. It's not the crazy, ridiculous or laugh out loud story it could have been.

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The_Bill
May 26, 2010

This is probably my favourite Discworld novel ever. It's a really funny take on Hollywood's inception, with some HP Lovecraft action behind the scenes; highly recommended.

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