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Hogfather - Jamieson Cobleigh

About Hogfather

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reveilles and I watched the BBC miniseries of Hogfather last night (hence the new icon I made). This was the first Discworld novel to adapted for film and, after watching it, I hope it will not be the last. The characters felt right. The locations felt right. They stayed fairly true to the original story and I enjoyed myself thoroughly for the whole thing. Even reveilles, who hasn't read Hogfather, enjoyed the show.

Some thoughts:

  • Nicholas Tennant was wonderful as Nobby Nobbs. As soon as Nobby began speaking, I knew who he was before the character was identified by name.
  • Marc Warren was equally wonderful as Teatime (pronounced Teahtimeh). I couldn't believe that he also played Elton in the Doctor Who episode Love & Monsters.
  • There were two things setup in the episode that were played out in the book but not the miniseries. First, nothing bad came out of Ridcully's use of the bathroom designed by Bloody Stupid Johnson. Since it was designed by Bloody Stupid Johnson, something bad should have happened. Second, we never found out what Hex asked the Hogfather for. From the book, I liked the notion of a computer wanting a Fluffy Teddy Bear and not working when it was removed.

Again, even with my two minor complaints, I enjoyed the show and hope there are more to come.

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Date:January 15th, 2007 04:06 am (UTC)
ooo lucky! i wanna see that.

there was an animated thingy once...with witches...can't recall name...borrowed it from the library
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