Gli alchimisti di Mondo Disco, sfidando esplosioni, incendi e inquietanti incidenti di percorso, hanno finalmente messo a punto il "cinematografo". Da qui a inventare i pop corn, la pubblicità, i kolossal e ignobili mense per i lavoratori il passo è breve... Ma qual è l'oscuro segreto di Holy Wood? Quali misteriose forze circondano la sfavillante città dei sogni di octo-celluloide? Spetterà all'eterno studente, ora aspirante attore, Victor Tugelbend, alla bella e determinata Ginger e a Gaspode il Cane Prodigio scontrarsi con le terribili potenze che si stanno scatenando sopra la nascente città dello spettacolo... La penna arguta e irriverente di Terry Pratchett torna a colpire, scatenandosi in una divertente parodia del mondo del cinema, che diventa materia di satira pungente, divagazione delirante e grande comicità. Età di lettura: da 11 anni.
- ISBN: 888451830X
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 336
Welcome to the fabulous dream factory, the best place on earth, oh, sorry, wrong promo, I mean Pratchett´s dissection of the superficiality and deception of the mass production of entertainment and media. Thanks to the alchemists, the Discworld has become so much richer in high quality entertainment Leggi tutto
This most Lovecraftian of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books (this being number TEN and first published in 1990) and first of the Industrial Revolution books. Moving Pictures, as a title of course makes me think of Rush’s brilliant 1981 album of the same name (Pratchett even makes droll word play jus Leggi tutto
Another great Discworld novel, just not quite 5 stars ⭐️. More tomorrow hopefully. 4.5 ⭐️ So a couple of days have elapsed and I still feel that this is not quite a 5 star read, far enough away to make it a solid 4 stars. It is , as ever with Sir Terry, a fantastic story and a wonderful parody of 20th Leggi tutto
This is a re-read and I'm upping my rating because, well, let's face it: this is the start of a brand new chapter in the Discworld and it follows the main style that I have grown to love over all the rest of the books. I was slow to love them at first, but as I continued to see Progress raise its gr Leggi tutto
Can you hear that? It's the sound of a movie reel. Discworld has it's first foray into the industrial revolution. Here, in form of the last guardian of an old portal dying without anybody being there to take up his tasks. Not long after, some alchemists in Ankh-Morpork develop clicks, moving picture Leggi tutto
The Discworld is constantly evolving, mainly courtesy of Ankh Morpork's guilds of something-or-other. The Alchemists Guild's latest bout of explosion for example, has produced the raw material for moving pictures (i.e. movies). Pretty soon, Ankh-Morpork becomes too cramped for the more "extravagant" Leggi tutto
I'm stingy with my 5 star ratings and considered going with a 4 here, but I really enjoyed this read. It is hilarious. From Trolls who don't want to get "type cast" (I played a troll who runs out and hits him with a rock) to a talking wonder dog who can't get noticed because he's too "scruffy" the c Leggi tutto
I wasn't under the weather this time, and again, I enjoyed, but didn't love it! Maybe I should just save the Terry Pratchetts for times when I'm sick. It's a weird quirk. Or maybe it's just that I love the Watch books, but haven't fallen for the rest of the universe quite so hard. Note: The rest of t Leggi tutto
I love Pratchett and the Discworld but there are few DW books I didn't enjoy as much. Don't get me wrong this is funny book but nothing more than that and I come to expect lot more from Discworld. Simply there there is no that brilliance, sharp wit and excellent quotable dialogues that best of the b Leggi tutto
This is Holy Wood. To pass the time quickly, you just film the clock hands moving fast... but when it's being written by Terry Pratchett why would you want to? Moving Pictures, Pratchett's Discworld parody of Hollywood, appeals to me a great deal purely as a cinephile and wannabe film maker but as it Leggi tutto
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