Unaware of this destination, Rincewind and Twoflower take the place of the two cosmonauts and 'escape' to the spacecraft, which they accidentally launch, catapulting them off the rim. In the book, Rincewind never attempted suicide, whereas in the film version, he tries to take his own life by jumping into the river Ankh. Perhaps some of Pratchett's conversational sparkle dimmed just a bit on the way to the small screen. Sean Astin is quite good as Twoflower, the Disc's first tourist. The star is finally revealed as a world-turtle breeding ground: the Octavo spells prompt several eggs orbiting the star to hatch into juvenile discworlds, which follow Great A'Tuin as it returns to deep space. Adaptation The Colour of Magic is the second live-action adaptation of Terry Pratchett's series, following the highly successful , which was broadcast over Christmas 2006 to an audience of 2. A battle between the wizards and Rincewind leaves Twoflower in a coma; Rincewind rescues him from Death's door, and Cohen in turn rescues Rincewind and Twoflower from Herrena and the mercenaries.
David Bradley as Cohen is at once not old enough and too old. I can't hang around all day. Distributor Release Original network Original release 23 March 2008 Chronology Preceded by Followed by Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic is a two-part of the and by. Archived from on 9 April 2008. Arch was the very first Discworld novel, published in 1983. Pratchett himself had also made a cameo in Hogfather as The Toymaker. I wish they'd got a real Orang-utan, but that's probably asking too much.
Several members of the cast previously had roles in 's previous adaptation of Pratchett's novel Hogfather, including David Jason as Albert, Nigel Planer as Mr. Vadim Jean both adapted the screenplay from Pratchett's original novels, and served as director. The first part, concluding with Rincewind and Twoflower falling off the edge of the disk in the Krullian spaceship, was broadcast on 23 March 2008 , at 6pm on and. It is evident that the adaptation is unfaithful to the books, because I felt it could have done a little more with the ending, which was rather disappointing. I think the movie has been brilliantly designed and executed, even if Rincewind is occasionally mildly disconcerting, as though he isn't just an inept wizard, but actually teaches inept wizarding at an acting school. Production The adaptation was produced by , with Rod Brown, Ian Sharples, Elaine Pyke and Sarah Conroy credited as.
Although Twoflower, who comes from the Counterweight Continent where gold is extremely common, considers this a small sum Rincewind comments that in Ankh-Morpork a dozen gold coins is enough to buy a small kingdom. Archived from on 9 April 2008. Pratchett himself had also made a cameo in Hogfather as The Toymaker. The narrator tidies up a few loose ends: the Octavo is eaten by the luggage, which Twoflower donates to Rincewind. The fantasy film was produced for Sky One by The Mob, a small British studio, starring David Jason, Sean Astin, Tim Curry and Christopher Lee as the voice of. Trymon knows there is no point in deposing the Archchancellor until he learns how to control the Octavo, which is growing increasingly restless as Rincewind and the spell in his head moves further away from Ankh-Morpork and into greater danger.
They proceed across the disc, encountering a variety of mythical creatures, most of which lead to near-death experiences for Rincewind. Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic was broadcast on Sky One, and in on , on 23 March and 24 March 2008. Sir David Jason stars as the jaded, incompetent wizard, Rincewind, who unwittingly finds himself playing guide to naive tourist, Twoflower Sean Astin , when the two are forced to flee from the city of Ankh-Morpork after a terrible inferno. He was lured by the attraction of the Wyrmberg. Jeremy Irons is superb as the Patrician. Sideney, and Stephen Marcus as Banjo. After the success of Hogfather, Pratchett was easily persuaded to release the rights for The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic.
Still a 10 out of 10. Trymon assassinates several faculty members but is thwarted by the incumbent Archchancellor, Galder Weatherwax, and his superior magical knowledge of the Octavo. However, they did a very good job trying to capture the essence of the books and put it all in this movie. It is considerably shorter 132 min than the British version 184 min. Meanwhile, Rincewind and Twoflower encounter Cohen the Barbarian 87 years old and retired , and Twoflower rescues Bethan, a in a ritual.
And the flaws may just be, like octarine, the color of magic, a pigment of my imagination. It happens, I guess, and the nigglers are going to niggle no matter how good it is. Nigel Planer had also previously contributed his voice to Discworld audiobooks, as well as the computer games and. To avoid the necessity of explaining the in detail, the Octavo in the film simply causes A'Tuin to roll to recapture Rincewind, whereas in the novel, a complicated 'change spell' returns him to the disc. Now knowing all he needs, Trymon throws Weatherwax from the and becomes Archchancellor in his place. Cohen and Bethan decide to get married despite the 60 year age difference , with Cohen celebrating by commissioning some , made from troll's teeth pure diamond.
Trymon assembles the senior wizards of the University, and orders them to unchain the Octavo. Jason just doesn't fit the character. Jean, who had adapted and directed Hogfather in 2006, was keen to return to some of the locations used in that film to provide. The trailers formed part of a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign in partnership with Amazon. Archived from on 9 April 2008. All in all a good movie which will certainly please most people, regardless if they are familiar with Terry Pratchett or not. Jean's main challenge was to streamline the plot and remove the many irrelevant, but highly amusing, tangents that are an iconic feature of Pratchett's work, without destroying the appeal of the books.
I am a huge Terry Pratchett fan, I have read all the Discworld books and few of his other books. The inverted fight between Rincewind and Liessa in the Wyrmberg, by contrast, was the most meticulously choreographed sequence in the film. Release and reception A teaser trailer, released in late February 2008, featured principal cast members, including Rincewind, , Trymon and the Arch-Astronomer of , attempting to describe , the 'colour of magic'. Richard Woolfe, the director of programming at Sky One, also appears as the Alchemist. On 31 July 2007 it was revealed that , world-famous for his part in the , had been signed for the role.
I enjoyed revisiting the story with some pretty snazzy special effects- even if some of the subtle humor was lost or was it just very very subtle? The Dryads are omitted from the book and Rincewind is saved from falling by the Luggage instead. When they release the spellbook, Trymon steals it and locks the wizards in its chamber. I have to admit that many of the jokes in the books I probably miss. Still, even a so-so Pratchett movie is still a Pratchett movie. He wasn't too frightening, or campy, just in between. I thought I saw one in Hogfather, but maybe they just had a bigger primate budget. So, I was not surprised to see that this Rincewind wasn't my Rincewind.