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Encyclopedia > Moving Pictures (novel)
Terry Pratchett
The Discworld series

10th novel – 2nd individual story
Outline
Characters: Victor Tugelbend
Theda Withel
C.M.O.T. Dibbler
Unseen University staff
Gaspode the Wonder Dog
Locations: Ankh-Morpork
Holy Wood
Motifs: Movies and Hollywood; the Cthulhu Mythos; Atlantis
Publication details
Year of release: 1990
Original publisher: Victor Gollancz
Hardback ISBN: {{{ISBN1}}}
Paperback ISBN: {{{ISBN2}}}
Other details
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Notes: "Uncountable references" to classic Hollywood movies and anecdotes.

Moving Pictures is the name of the tenth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1990. The book takes place in Discworld's most famous city, Ankh-Morpork and a town called "Holy Wood". The book uses the name as a thin veil to aim at the Hollywood world and its problems. Terence David John Pratchett OBE (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England[1]) is an English fantasy author, best known for his Discworld series. ... Diskworld, spelled with a k, was a disk magazine for the Apple Macintosh, later renamed Softdisk for Mac. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (544x800, 319 KB)Moving Pictures cover, from http://www. ... Cut Me Own Throat (C.M.O.T) Dibbler is one of the numerous bit part characters that enrich the world of Terry Pratchetts Discworld. ... Unseen University (UU) is a school of wizardry in the fictional Discworld city of Ankh-Morpork, staffed by a faculty composed of mostly insane and inane old wizards. ... Ankh-Morpork is a fictional city-state which prominently features in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of fantasy novels. ... Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cthulhu Mythos is the term coined by the writer August Derleth to describe the shared elements, characters, settings, and themes in the works of H. P. Lovecraft and associated writers. ... Atlantis (Greek: , Island of Atlas) is the name of an island first mentioned and described by the classical Greek philosopher Plato. ... This article is about the year. ... Victor Gollancz (April 9, 1893–February 8, 1967) was a British publisher, socialist, and humanitarian. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Diskworld, spelled with a k, was a disk magazine for the Apple Macintosh, later renamed Softdisk for Mac. ... Terence David John Pratchett OBE (born April 28, 1948, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England[1]) is an English fantasy author, best known for his Discworld series. ... This article is about the year. ... The Great ATuin as portrayed in The Art of Discworld by Paul Kidby The Discworld is the setting for all of Terry Pratchetts Discworld fantasy novels. ... Ankh-Morpork is a fictional city-state which prominently features in Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of fantasy novels. ...

Contents

Synopsis

The alchemists of the Discworld have invented moving pictures. Many hopefuls are drawn by the siren call of Holy Wood, home of the fledgling "clicks" industry -- among them Victor Tugelbend ("Can't sing. Can't dance. Can handle a sword a little."), a dropout from Ankh-Morpork's Unseen University and Theda Withel, a girl "from a little town you never ever heard of", who become stars, and the Discworld's most infamous salesman, Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler, who introduces commerce to the equation and becomes a successful producer. Meanwhile, it gradually becomes clear that the production of movies is having a deleterious effect on the structure of reality. For other uses, see Alchemy (disambiguation). ... Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska, was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. ... Unseen University (UU) is a school of wizardry in the fictional Discworld city of Ankh-Morpork, staffed by a faculty composed of mostly insane and inane old wizards. ... Cut Me Own Throat (C.M.O.T) Dibbler is one of the numerous bit part characters that enrich the world of Terry Pratchetts Discworld. ...


Trivia

The recurring character of young wizard Ponder Stibbons was first introduced in this novel. Stibbons's appearance and some mannerisms are often claimed to be the basis for J. K. Rowling's character of Harry Potter. Rowling claims to have come up with the idea for the Harry Potter novels in 1990, the same year Moving Pictures was first published. In the fictional universe of Terry Pratchetts Discworld series of books, Ponder Stibbons is a wizard in Unseen University. ... Joanne “Jo” Rowling, OBE (born July 31, 1965[1]) is an English fiction writer who writes under the pen name J. K. Rowling. ... Cover of the first book in JK Rowlings series: Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone (British/Canadian/Australian version) The Harry Potter books are an extremely popular series of fantasy novels by British writer J. K. Rowling. ...


See also

Fictional stories sometimes feature a fictional movies (see List of fictional movies) or play. ... Below is a list of films (movies) that have been made up in other films, or in literature, television, or other media. ...

Translations

  • Подвижни образи (Bulgarian)
  • Pohyblivé obrázky (Czech)
  • Rollende Prenten (Dutch)
  • Liikuvad Pildid (Estonian)
  • Elävät kuvat (Finnish)
  • Les Zinzins d’Olive-Oued (French)
  • Voll im Bilde (German)
  • Mozgó képek (Hungarian)
  • Levende bilder (Norwegian)
  • Ruchome obrazki (Polish)
  • Движущиеся картинки (Russian)
  • Pokretne slike (Serbian)
  • Imágenes en Acción (Spanish)
  • Rörliga bilder (Swedish)
  • A Magia de Holy Wood (Portuguese - Brazil)
  • ראי-נוע (Hebrew)

External links

  • Annotations for Moving Pictures
  • Quotes from Moving Pictures
  • Synopsis of Moving Pictures

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The novel was accused of being antirepublican, of producing solipsistic, individualistic (in the original negative, Tocquevillian sense) readers who shirked the masculine world of action and commerce for the feminine realm of domesticity and illusion.
While the belief that the novel is dying evidenced by both writers and critics is, in Barth’s own words, sufficient to create the “considerable cultural fact” of its doom, this doom is itself a worthy subject of consideration.
The novel ostensibly contributed to the demise of community values, the rise in licentiousness and illegitimacy, the failure of education, the disintegration of the family; in short, the ubiquity of the novel.
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