I did my annual watch yesterday and I can post one thing with no spoilers at all: I'll be forever grateful to Terry Pratchett for giving the literary world an AWESOME Susan.....the others I had encountered (We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea by Arthur Ransome; The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis) had been....well, less than inspiring
The Verruca Gnome... according to Wikipedia his first ever word was 'bugger' !
Enjoyed this, it's a great two parter with some much needed laughs. Love Susan, especially dispatching the monsters under the bed. The little girl - "I liked it best when you kicked one in the trousers" (or words to that effect) Pratchett was a master of hilarious dialogue.
However I still like the 2 animated adaptations of his books (Soul Music and Wyrd Sisters) made a few years earlier the best of all.
I watched this on New Year's Even instead of the usual rubbish that is on TV and thoroughly enjoyed it. I liked the sly reference to House of Cards (UK version) by the actor who played Death, Ian Richardson, I couldn't possible comment.
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Yes I didn't realise how long ago this was made, then I thought hmm Ian Richardson passed away quite a number of years ago. Checked the date and it was 2006! Where have the years gone? Incidentally I don't know if any of our American friends ever saw the UK (original) version of House of Cards but if you haven't it's woth checking out. Amazing performance by Mr. Richardson.
I haven't seen any of the House of Cards, old or new....one more for the watch list, along with the two animated adaptations of Pratchett's work, which I hadn't heard about before!
I watched old movies on New Years Eve.....Another Thin Man (the second of the Nick and Nora Charles movies) takes place at New Years and Desk Set, which takes place at Christmas....the latter is about research librarians at a us TV network located at Rockefeller Center in New York City (clearly NBC, but not named)....the coming of computers into their world, and they're all worried for their jobs. Starred Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, with Joan Blondell, Gig Young and Dina Merrill. A comedy, in spite of the premise, and all turns out well. It always seems a bit New-Years-ish to me because of the company Christmas party, when the champagne flows like water
Interestingly, one of the animated versions (Soul Music) also features the character Susan. In fact as far as I can recall I think it's her introduction to the series. She's a great character in that film too.
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aud: Can anyone tell me if they know of a Pony book that has a story line with A nesting Pair of Osprey Birds(thats as well as Ponies)i have been told it is either Alisons Island Adventure by Sheila Stewart or one of the Jinney books by patricha Leitch.
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