Thursday, December 24, 2009

Hogfather

Speaking of Terry Pratchett's Hogfather... I have always thought that making a movie of his fantastic novels would be impossible, but director Vadim Jean pulled it off with his brilliant 2006 version of that novel, which I recently enjoyed seeing twice (yes, I checked it out twice) on the science fiction channel. The atmosphere of the Discworld in general, and Ankh Morpork in particular, comes off magnificently, and most characters live up to the mental images formed from reading the book. None more so than Susan, Death's granddaughter, as portrayed by Michelle Dockery.