Hogswatchnight is fast approaching, and the Hogfather is missing. But it's vital that all the presents are delivered, otherwise the sun won't rise tomorrow. However, there is another supernatural entity who can be everywhere at once and, most importantly, knows where everybody lives....
|Title||:||Terry Pratchett's Hogfather: The Illustrated Screenplay|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
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Terry Pratchett's Hogfather: The Illustrated Screenplay Reviews
This is the screenplay version of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel Hogfather, adapted by Vadim Jean for the first real-live adaptation. Illustrated by Stephen Player with stills from the adaptation itself and behind-the-scenes captures.There's not much to talk of here: if you've seen the adaptation it's a great way to get a visual hold on how they transformed a Discworld novel in to a televised film, and it's also pretty helpful for any budding script writer out there. Like most adaptations, it has parts missed out, or new bits added in, but the overall adaptation is utterly breath-taking and they did Discworld and PTerry proud. Terry himself has a little cameo right at the end, too, which you can see a plethora of images in here of. Just look at his little face and tell me this isn't grand.Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest | Shop | Etsy
Death: Humans need fantasy to *be* human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape.Susan: With tooth fairies? Hogfathers?Death: Yes. As practice, you have to start out learning to believe the little lies.Susan: So we can believe the big ones?Death: Yes. Justice, mercy, duty. That sort of thing.Susan: They're not the same at all.Death: You think so? Then take the universe and grind it down to the finest powder, and sieve it through the finest sieve, and then show me one atom of justice, one molecule of mercy. And yet, you try to act as if there is some ideal order in the world. As if there is some, some rightness in the universe, by which it may be judged.Susan: But people have got to believe that, or what's the point?Death: You need to believe in things that aren't true. How else can they become?
Watching the movie side by side with the illustrated screenplay was cool. It was great to see the concepts script and general design fit together in the final product.
This book is a bit of a gem, and I prefer it to the actual novel – but then, when I reviewed that, I talked about how I enjoyed the TV movie of the book more than the original, and this is the screenplay to that, with extra cool shit thrown in for good measure.What we basically have here is the unabridged script for the movie, which was written by Vadim Jean and “mucked about with by Terry Pratchett”. It’s presented in the form of a (quite frankly massive) A4 book in full colour, with a huge picture of Death on the cover, and it only gets better as you go through it. The colour continues inside, because the script is accompanied by stills from the film, to help it to come alive when you read it.This, then, reads almost like a graphic novel, and as long as you’ve got no problem with reading plays and screenplays then I’m sure you’ll enjoy it – however, if this is your first time reading a screenplay then it might take you a short while to get used to the format. And, of course, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend reading this as your first Terry Pratchett book, unless you really enjoyed the movie and that’s how you discovered his work – despite how great I think this is, there’s still better out there, just waiting for you to find it.
I've been a huge fan of the Discworld series for many, many years. I remember the excitement when I heard that they were making some films of some of the books - all of which I absolutely loved. But as 'The Hogfather' is probably one of my favourite novels, the adaptation was the one I was looking forward to the most!This book is basically the script, with stage notes and a brief introduction by Terry Pratchett. There are lots of photos from behind the scenes, stills from the movie and sketches from the designers. There isn't really anything not to like! In fact, the only negative I have is that it would have been nice to have a bit more 'how-did-they-do-that', but that's all.The perfect time of year to read this ... I must track it down on TV to watch again!
I really enjoied this. Death has to be the best character ever, and Albert is very amusing. This book often makes me laugh and doesn't seem to get old.
My favorite Christmas book and one of the funnest satires ever.
It is more than just a children's book; it is every adult's bible on life.
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