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    Re: This makes me all happy inside

    I heard a radio adaptation of one of the Guards books on BBC 7, probably guards guards, and it annoyed me. Vimes wasn't grumpy enough and was portrayed as a bit of a "Earnest Copper". The whole point is that Carrot is the earnest copper, and Vimes is the disillusioned cynic. And the Patrician was a bit too much like a slimy local councilor, not nearly menacing or subtle enough.

    Maybe it's just been a long time since I read the early books, and the characters changed over the intervening couple of decades. Guess I'll have to dig them out for a re-read.

    PS - Sandman - yes that would be good. Except it would be hard to figure out how to get his voice right.
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    Re: This makes me all happy inside

    Quote Originally Posted by stytagm View Post
    PS - Sandman - yes that would be good. Except it would be hard to figure out how to get his voice right.
    come off it, he's the original emo kid. plenty of people to listen to as source material

    i'd be more interested in who they pick to voice death.

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    Re: This makes me all happy inside

    Rincewind in my mind's eye has always been a weird hybrid between Catweazle (Geoffrey Bayldon) and Richard E. Grant.

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    Re: This makes me all happy inside

    Quote Originally Posted by stytagm View Post
    And the Patrician was a bit too much like a slimy local councilor, not nearly menacing or subtle enough.
    If the Patrician character in any adaption isn't played by Alan Rickman, then it's Just Not Right.

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    Re: This makes me all happy inside

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    i'd be more interested in who they pick to voice death.
    Easy - it should be James Earl Jones, doing a Brian Blessed impression; or vice versa.

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    Re: This makes me all happy inside

    i loved all the rincewind books, mind you i love all of TP's books, they guy is a legend!

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    Re: This makes me all happy inside

    Quote Originally Posted by schmunk View Post
    Easy - it should be James Earl Jones, doing a Brian Blessed impression; or vice versa.
    gaiman's death, not pratchett's

    death from discworld:


    death from the sandman:

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    Re: This makes me all happy inside

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    gaiman's death, not pratchett's

    death from the sandman:
    Alright then, James Earl Jones doing an impression of Joan Jett.


    I wonder, if he does falsetto, does that sound like a normal person speaking normally?

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    Re: This makes me all happy inside

    Quote Originally Posted by schmunk View Post
    Alright then, James Earl Jones doing an impression of Joan Jett.
    That, has made my evening.

    Back to Pratchett, Alan Rickman would be good as the patrician as long as they don't make him ham it up too much.

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    Re: This makes me all happy inside

    Quote Originally Posted by kasavien View Post
    I was just thinking that or maybe guards guards! i love the graphic novel version of that. I want to re-read them all now, something for the summer i think when i have a little less to do.
    I've got the graphic novel of Guards, Guards and would agree that it is awesome. I preferred it over the colour of magic or any of the other Discworld books I've read.

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    know what could work well on tv? neil gaiman's sandman. let the animators run wild with per-episode art style, there's loads of stories to chose from (including continuity-free ones or otherwise), it could work well
    I've got a DVD of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, which was pretty good. I read the book and saw that the BBC had an adaptation, so bought it from Amazon: not bad!

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    Re: This makes me all happy inside

    Discworld death would be awesome if Christopher Lee did it

    On the subject of Gaiman, i was rather disappointed with Stardust - it was a great film don't get me wrong, but there were so many little bits that were missed out that made the book so good.

    I'd be interested to see them do either the Last Continent, any of the Vimes novels (not too much need for SFX) and possibly Carpe Jugulum. Equal Rites could work pretty well too.

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    Re: This makes me all happy inside

    Brill. Love TP books, Hogfather film was OK.

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    Re: This makes me all happy inside

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
    I've got a DVD of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, which was pretty good. I read the book and saw that the BBC had an adaptation, so bought it from Amazon: not bad!
    the book is the adaptation. it was originally written as a bbc series

    much like the hitchhiker's guide was a radio series

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    Re: This makes me all happy inside

    I've just found out that nightwatch is on radio 4 BBC - Radio 4 - Terry Pratchett's Night Watch you can't get episode 1 on the iplayer anymore but the rest are/will be available

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