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Thoughts on the Colour of Magic Trailer 
4th-Mar-2008 03:13 pm
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Which, if you want to brave some truly awful Flash abuse, can be seen here.

Death looks bloody good, of course.If fact, all the production design looks Discworldy. I adored Hogfather for just that reason: it looked right, which the Cosgrove Hall productions sadly lacked. It had magepunk down, and I really believed it was set on the world a part of my brain has lived on for the last decade or more.So I'm glad to see that's staying constant, and I know I'll enjoy the adaptation.

Uh, assuming someone tapes it for me. I have Virgin.

Death also sounds perfect - I have nothing against Ian Richardson, but he's no Christopher Lee. Tim Curry also: perfect. And the rumours that the Patrician is being played by Jeremy Irons make me warm in my happy places.

Still a little confused by David Jason and Nigel Planer: is there something in their contracts that says they must be in every Sky One Discworld adaptation ever? I mean, I love them both, but are they really necessary? Planer I can deal with because he fits the Discworld Wizard archetype, but I've yet to be convinced by Jason-as-Rincewind.

And then - Sean Astin. Oh, Sean Astin. It's not his fault he's white, so I can't hate him for it, but it's just...
...he looks like a white Masi Oka.

And that's what I'm going to think every time I see it.
4th-Mar-2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
the rumours that the Patrician is being played by Jeremy Irons

4th-Mar-2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
Bear in mind that this may or may not actually be Vetinari, who isn't the Patrician until Sourcery.

HOWEVER, for the sake of JEREMY FUCKING IRONS, I'm willing to let them take liberties.
4th-Mar-2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
I too completely fail to see David Jason working as Rincewind. Astin as Twoflower? Hmm. Dunno.
4th-Mar-2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
My objection is that casting a white person to play the most significant chromatic character in the entire series is - well, whitewash.
4th-Mar-2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
Oh god.

Sean Astin, I love you, I loveloveLOVE you.

But cheeeeeeeerist, that is such a terrible character/actor match.
4th-Mar-2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
I dunnow, I kinda liked Sean as Twoflower.

But you're right, that was some pretty egregious Flash abuse.
4th-Mar-2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
Liking him or not is not the point I have a problem with. It's that he's white, and Twoflower isn't.
4th-Mar-2008 03:36 pm (UTC)
Fair 'nuff.
4th-Mar-2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
I don't see the Masi Oka resemblance, possibly because Masi is ten tons of cute and this Sean Astin (whom I've never seen before) just looks... I'm searching for words and all I can think is "uncooked".

But Cohen made me giggle. :D
4th-Mar-2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
How have you not seen the LotR movies?
4th-Mar-2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
I saw them.

I'm occasionally very bad with faces, if they are not faces of people I personally know (and occasionally when they are).

Also, I doubt he was wearing the Gabeglasses in the LOTR movies.
4th-Mar-2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
Death looks plastic instead of bone, but they got the eyeshine right.

Twoflower needs to be Asian, not Caucasian. Why is this difficult to comprehend?

Rincewind needs to be a lot skinnier and perhaps ten or fifteen years younger. And more ragged.

Looking forward to Irons as Vetinari in later adaptations, however.
4th-Mar-2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
Jeremy Irons would be perfect as Vetinari, his voice is an exact fit.
4th-Mar-2008 06:58 pm (UTC)
Arrgh, I'm at school and can't watch it yet!

Is Tim Curry Ridcully? That would be great. Jeremy Irons as Vetinari? WIN. Although if they're going that old, why not Alan Rickman? Terry said the Patrician looked like him in Die Hard. But Jeremy Irons would be great too.

Ugh, Sean Astin. You're right that it's not his fault but still.
4th-Mar-2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
No Ridcully in CoM. He's Trymon. I know the fact that there's no Vetinari doesn't seem to be stopping them, but still.

Wasn't Jeremy also in die hard?
7th-Mar-2008 12:15 am (UTC)
D'oh! I got mixed up.

There's the fat Patrician - who makes Rincewind be Twoflower's guide - whom Terry hadn't really figured out but he later said that was Vetinari.

Jeremy was in Die Hard 3. I think Terry was talking about Die Hard 1. I think. Jeremy will be cool too.

So if they make more movies, who's going to be Ridcully? Brian Blessed might be good. Brendan Gleeson could also work. Let's just have the entire cast of Harry Potter do Discworld! It'd work, Snape could be the Patrician, McGonagall could be Granny.

Crookshanks could dye himself gray and be Greebo! XD
7th-Mar-2008 06:42 am (UTC)
I thought Joss Ackland made a great Ridcully, myself.

Though yes, Maggie Smith would make an excellent Granny.
4th-Mar-2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
Oh the sparkles... I blame them for everything. SOOOOO annoyed that I'm going to have to look at Sean Astin for an entire film again though.

... And of course, you realise you'll probably see it looooong before it reaches NZ *glowers*
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5th-Mar-2008 12:06 am (UTC)
Probably well before we get it.

*too lazy to log in at work, it's still flynnacatri
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