Read: Moving Pictures

I liked watching movies a lot. For a brief period in the late nineties I even did it semi-professionally, writing for an online mag. Nowadays I just have this slightly grown-out-of-proportion private collection of non-dubbed movies – I cannot stand dubbed movies. My movie attendance rate has dropped dramatically, though. For the exact same reason; there are just not enough non-dubbed movies shown in local theaters.

Thus, reading discworld novel number 10 was an extra pleasure. Moving Pictures is all about Holy Wood and the film making business. Many of the classics like Gone with the wind, old Disney full length features and Warner cartoon series, Singing in the rain, Blues Brothers, and many more as well as the big studios are spoofed. It is just fun to identify all the references (the annotations help; yet I think that even they missed a few allusions).

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