Terry Pratchetts’ Hogfather TV Special
9th December 2006 at 3:37 pm #41028theFreyParticipant
Ummm, Saddy. I need this. No pressure or anything…9th December 2006 at 8:28 pm #77107Anonymous
I don’t actually get Sky One but I’ll see what I can do 🙂
Got your card 🙂 Thanks!!
Erm.. we’ve actually changed adress (3 years ago) from th eone you have got. I’ll email you the new one.19th December 2006 at 6:22 am #77147bonneeParticipant
Anybody watch this? Is it worth downloading? I can’t even find reviews for it…19th December 2006 at 7:20 am #77148MuadDibParticipant
Anybody watch this? Is it worth downloading? I can’t even find reviews for it…
Yes, I did watch it, and yes it is worth downloading (IMHO), as to reviews, well here goes:
I won’t describe the story, as I’m going to assume that anyone interested in watching will probably have read the book anyway, so this is mainly a review of how the show stands up as an adaptation of the book. Pretty convincing would sum it up in two words, there are differences, and minor scenes from the book that are not present in the series (for example: Death’s discussion with a child about their gloves, the “Good King Wenceslas” scene, the Beggars guild rejects caroling, and Hex’s Fluffy Teddy Bear), but overall these scenes are minor enough that they can be ignored in favour of continuing the story.
The only other problems I had were in believing some of the cast; as a major example, the actor playing Corporal Nobby Nobbs seemed a bit to clean and not the sort of person who would be “fined a weeks pay for being a disgrace to humanity”. On a positive note for this, Bilious was exactly how I imagined him, even down to the rotting garland on his head.
Overall, this is a pretty good adaptation that is well worth watching, and a good way of introducing a non-Pratchett reader into the universe of Discworld. The few niggles you might get will probably come from being a die hard Pratchett fan, who got out of a weeks detention by having him sign a book for you (long story 😀 ), and having your own way of seeing the discworld.19th December 2006 at 2:37 pm #77149bonneeParticipant
thanks MuadDib – downloading now. 😀19th December 2006 at 6:44 pm #77150MuadDibParticipant
Glad to be of service 🙂
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