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The Patrician Puzzle

Ever since the beginning of the Discworld series, Terry Pratchett has been consistent in saying that the city of Ankh-Morpork is led by a Patrician, an autocrat who lacks the trappings of royalty. The plot of The Truth suggests that … Continue reading

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You Must Avenge My Death, Kimba…I Mean Simba

The Lion King – Apparently this movie did a lot better than expected, originally being considered by Disney as sort of a lower-tier project, but emerging as the highest-grossing animated film of its time (it’s since been surpassed by Toy … Continue reading

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Lowest of the Lolita

I recently watched both movie versions of Lolita, the 1962 Stanley Kubrick one and the 1997 version with Jeremy Irons. I haven’t read the book, but general opinion seems to be that the latter was more faithful to the source … Continue reading

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Octarine Dreams

Last night, I watched the television adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s The Color of Magic, starring Sir David Jason as Rincewind. He’s apparently a big television star in the United Kingdom, which I suppose explains why they keep miscasting him in … Continue reading

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