Message from discussion DW Film... (was Re: Guards! Guards! play
From: tpratch...@cix.compulink.co.uk (Terry Pratchett)
Subject: DW Film... (was Re: Guards! Guards! play
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 1992 23:20:00 +0000
I'm not sure if this ended up in the FAQ or not....anyhow...
The Mort Film:
A production company was put together and there was US and Scandinavian and
European involvement, and I wrote a couple of script drafts which wet down
well and everything was looking fine and then the US people said 'Hey, we've
been doing market research in Power Cable, Nebraska, and other centes of
culture, and the Death/skeleton bit doesn't work for us, it's a bit of a
downer, we have a prarm with it, so lose the skeleton". The rest of the
consortium said, did you read the script? The Americans said: sure, we LOVE
it, it's GREAT, it's HIGH CONCEPT. Just lose the Death angle, guys.
Whereupon, I'm happy to say, they were told to keep on with the medication
and come back in a hundred years.
Currently, since the amount of money available for making movies in Europe is
about sixpence, the consortium is looking for some more intelligent Americans
in the film business. This may prove difficult.
It could have been worse. I've heard what Good Omens was looking like by the
time Sovereign's option mercifully ran out -- set in America, no Four