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  Night Watch (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Night Watch is the 29th novel in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, published in 2002.
The hero of the novel is Sir Samuel Vimes, commander of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch.
Night Watch features a secret police force (called the "Unmentionables") similar to the Okhrana, Stasi or Gestapo that terrorizes the city's populace.
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 Night Watch (Russian novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Night Watch (Russian: Nochnoy Dozor, Ночной дозор) is a fantasy novel by a popular Russian writer Sergey Lukyanenko published in 1998 (1st ed ISBN 5-237-01511-5).
The story revolves around a confrontation between two opposing supernatural groups: the Night Watch, an organisation that seeks to improve the world - but isn't totally perfect and selfless either - and the Day Watch, which selfishly seeks to gain by exploiting humanity.
The novel is first in a tetralogy that continues with Day Watch (Dnevnoy Dozor, Дневной дозор), Twilight Watch (Sumerechnyy Dozor, Сумеречный дозор) and Final Watch (Posledniy Dozor, Последний дозор).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Night_Watch_(Russian_novel)   (1268 words)

  
 Night Watch (novel): Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Night Watch is the 28th novel (novel: A extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story) in Terry Pratchett (Terry Pratchett: more facts about this subject) 's Discworld (Discworld: the discworld is a series of over 30 novels by terry pratchett set on the discworld....
The hero of the novel is Sir Samuel Vimes (Samuel Vimes: more facts about this subject), commander of the Ankh-Morpork (Ankh-Morpork: more facts about this subject) City Watch (City Watch: the ankh-morpork city watch (originally the night watch) is a fictional police force...
Night Watch makes references to the Spanish Inquisition (Spanish Inquisition: The Inquisition that guarded the orthodoxy of Catholicism in Spain (especially from the 15th to the 17th centuries)) (the "Unmentionables") and the French Revolution (French Revolution: The revolution in France against the Bourbons; 1789-1799).
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 Night Watch - the latest trailers, screensavers, wallpapers and photos.
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 Keeping Moscow safe from evil at 'Night'
In the labyrinthine mythology of "Night Watch'' -- a wildly entertaining fantasy thriller that propels Russian cinema into the 21st century -- a chosen few are lobbied by the forces of good and evil to pick a side.
Based on a best-selling novel by Sergei Lukyanenko, the Stephen King of fantasy, "Night Watch's" central conceit is some silliness about a truce declared 1,000 years earlier between the armies of good and evil.
They agree that a night watch composed of the good guys and a day watch of the bad ones will patrol one another with the goal of maintaining a balance between the two forces at all times.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/02/17/DDGT9H9ALN1.DTL&feed=rss.entertainment'   (730 words)

  
 Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor)
The best thing that can be said of "Night Watch," other than being technically excellent, is that it takes the tired fantasy premise of Light vs Dark and gives it enough of a distinctive make-over to make the film well worth seeing.
“Night Watch,” the first part of a film trilogy, follows a tormented Night Watch officer named Anton Gorodetsky (Khabensky) as he investigates a destructive force threatening Moscow, all the while searching for the prophesized Other.
And that only a third of the novel was translated to the big screen explains why the plot doesn’t always quite seems as fresh as its execution, and why its ethical philosophizing is a bit loosey-goosey.
www.inkandashes.net /night_watch.html   (625 words)

  
 Night Watch (2006): Reviews
Night Watch is the first installment of a trilogy based on the best-selling Russian sci-fi novels of Sergei Lukyanenko (which also includes Day Watch and Dusk Watch).
Night Watch may be derivative of American movies, but when our ideas ooze out of the dank Russian filter they're weirder, crazier, grimier.
Night Watch represents the best in Russian special effects, a collaboration between 42 different CGI specialty firms all working in the service of a single goal: to create the nation's most visually transgressive film.
www.metacritic.com /film/titles/nightwatch   (1502 words)

  
 Nochnoy Dozor (2004)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
As the battle raged, the two forces proved to be exactly balanced, and so a decision was made maintain that balance and the two sides came to an agreement that neither side would breach.
And to enforce the agreement two watches were formed: the Day Watch and the Night Watch.
The Night Watch is composed of the forces of good who work keep the forces of evil from breaching the agreement and vice versa.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0403358   (643 words)

  
 village voice > film > Night Watch; CSA: The Confederate States of America by J. Hoberman
Night Watch, the occult thriller that shattered box office records when it was released in Russia during the summer of 2004, not only represents an alternate universe—it is one.
Night Watch goes to considerable pains to demonstrate that opting for darkness or light is a matter of free will—the deal sealed with a blood-and-vodka cocktail, hold the Worcestershire sauce.
In its way, Night Watch is the sci-fi spawn of The Master and Margarita, the great underground novel of the 1930s era in which Satan and his familiars tour Stalin's Moscow.
www.villagevoice.com /film/0607,hoberman,72181,20.html   (977 words)

  
 Scifilm -- Reviews, NIGHT WATCH (2004)
Anton collapses and watches stunned as the Night Watch arrest the witch for unlawful use of witchcraft.
NIGHT WATCH is a fantastic combination of modern and mystic, arcane and technological.
I love that the Night Watch uses laptop computers to predict the future and examine the past in the same way a fortune teller might use a crystal ball, or that they use flashlights with the bulbs replaced by crystals as both a light source and weapon against the Dark.
www.scifilm.org /reviews3/nightwatch.html   (2270 words)

  
 CeprixConception | Night Watch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Set in contemporary Moscow, Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor) revolves around the conflict and balance maintained between the forces of light and darkness – the result of a medieval truce-between the opposing sides.
As night falls, the dark forces battle the super-human “Others” of the Night Watch, whose mission is to patrol and protect.
Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor) is the first installment of a trilogy based on the best-selling sci-fi novels of Sergei Lukyanenko entitled Night Watch, Day Watch and Dusk Watch.
www.ceprix.net /archives/night-watch   (287 words)

  
 AfterEllen.com - Review of The Night Watch by Sarah Waters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Their relationship began during the 1944 portion of the novel, and the blooming of their illicit affair during a London flout, with bombs thudding over the city, is both beautifully written and terribly sad, given the fact that we know what happens to them later.
Her lesbian characters are fully fleshed, real women, and their desires and needs resonate, particularly given the slightly restrained style of The Night Watch, which artfully evokes 1940s London, from the joy of obtaining a pair of silk pajamas to the frightening aftermath of an air raid.
In the beginning of the novel, Kay tells her friend Mickey, who used to drive ambulances with her during the war, that she spends much of her time going to the cinema.
www.afterellen.com /Print/2006/3/nightwatch.html   (824 words)

  
 Powell's Books - The Night Watch: A Novel by Sarah Waters
A novel of relationships set in 1940s London that brims with vivid historical detail, thrilling coincidences, and psychological complexity, by the author of the Booker Prize finalist Fingersmith.
There are Kay, a 'night watch' ambulance driver; her lover, Helen; two imprisoned conscientious objectors, upper-class Fraser and working-class Duncan; Duncan's sister, Viv; Viv's married soldier-lover, Reggie; and Julia, a building inspector — cum — mystery novelist.
The novel works backward in time, beginning in 1947, as London emerges from the rubble of war, then to 1944, a time of nightly air raids, and finally to 1941, when the war's end was not in sight.
www.powells.com /biblio/62-159448905x-0   (806 words)

  
 Telegraph | Arts | Tell me a story
Perhaps Waters' secret, the sprinkling of monosodium glutamate over The Night Watch, is her absolute control of the pace - each strand of the plot is paid out carefully at the same speed, no rushing the boring bits, no favouritism.
Rather than be bullied by the eager reader into creating a future for her women, she leaves Kay, Helen and Viv suspended in 1947 and goes back to 1944 where Kay, the cross-dressing toughie, drives an ambulance during the Blitz and Helen and Julia begin their romance in the fled-out adrenaline rush of an air-raid.
It is a measure of Waters' talent that this isn't frustrating and that the reader is quite happy to allow her to resolve all the tensions in character and plot in the past.
www.telegraph.co.uk /arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2006/01/29/bowat229.xml&sSheet=/arts/2006/01/29/bomain.html   (404 words)

  
 Night Watch - Film Reviews - Film - Entertainment - smh.com.au
Night Watch is the movie Russia eventually had to have.
Night Watch opened in July 2004 in Moscow and became the biggest box-office hit in Russian history, surpassing the final Lord of the Rings and Spider-Man 2.
As he begins to wander the streets of Moscow, the Night Watch sends a team to rescue him, led by their top field guy.
www.smh.com.au /news/film-reviews/night-watch/2005/10/12/1128796585749.html   (802 words)

  
 Review: Night Watch (Nochnoy dozor)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The greatest disappointment with Night Watch is that, at a critical juncture, it fizzles.
Night Watch is the story of Anton Gorodetsky (Konstantin Khabensky), a member of the Night Watch, and his efforts to keep evil in check while protecting the boy (Dmitry Martynov) whose decision will shape the path of things to come.
Stylistically, Night Watch is reminiscent of an edgier, less polished Underworld.
movie-reviews.colossus.net /movies/n/night_watch.html   (821 words)

  
 Night Watch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Night Watch is a stylish fantasy horror that takes classic themes seen many places before (particularly Star Wars) and translates them into a hip and modern, yet fairytale, Moscow.
Several years ago, Anton Gorodetsky was inducted into the Night Watch after a visit to a witch that revealed his true nature as an Other.
Night Watch has been a huge film for Russia - not only in popularity, where a trend is rife for the jacket Anton wears - but in terms of production and expectation too.
www.highangle.co.uk /reviews/nightwatch.html   (713 words)

  
 Book Reviews: The Night Watch, Timequake
The novel is a tale of two cities, or what's left of those cities.
The south side of Edmonton, Canada, is a military dictatorship ruled by a man named Winter, who has kept the magic and monsters at bay through a terrible bargain with the dark forces of the city's north side, a land of the dead where it is always winter.
What sounds like a plot is merely a framework on which Vonnegut--who is one of the main characters of the book--hangs a lot of little vignettes about his life.
www.scifi.com /sfw/issue57/books.html   (1000 words)

  
 Independent Film Guide: Night Watch - Moviefone
It's up to Night Watcher Anton (Konstantin Khabensky) to unravel the mystery of the Great Other before the world is plunged into a cataclysmic war.
The plot may not be anything groundbreaking -- but as directed by Timur Bekmambetov, 'Night Watch' is Thanksgiving dinner for the eyes: Characters morph seamlessly into tigers and engage in spectacular, gory, mind-bending battles.
'Night Watch' was originally planned as a four-hour TV miniseries, but after one week of filming, the producers switched from 16mm cameras to 35mm and decided to release the project as an epic motion picture trilogy.
movies.aol.com /franchise/indiefilmguide/spotlight/night_watch_movie   (529 words)

  
 Salon.com Books | "The Night Watch"
The novel begins just after World War II and everyone in it is so used to bucking up and being heroic that they can't quite break loose of their stalwart postures.
The keystone of the story is Kay Langrish, an ambulance driver and medic who works the night watch during the Blitz, saving lives and pulling body parts out of London houses after they've been pulverized by German bombs.
Kay was a hero, as one of the other characters surmises, "one of those women, in other words, who charged about happily during the war, and then got left over." A well-born, impeccably groomed butch lesbian, she is, as a former lover puts it, "such a bloody gentleman.
www.salon.com /books/review/2006/03/20/waters/?source=books.rss   (399 words)

  
 Watch Night Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Night Watch, written by Robin Wayne Bailey (Thieves World), was published in 1990, just as TSR was experiencing a lot of difficulties (which they oft do but that's another topic).
It fell to the captain of the Night Watch, Garett, to investigate those murders, which were certainly caused by magic.
NIGHT WATCH is a terse paranormal romantic suspense that grips the audience the moment Micky enters the diner.
www.holiday-book-reviews.com /Watch_Night   (3582 words)

  
 Science Fiction Book Reviews
The book first tunes in on the doggedly mostly-honest policeman as he and his fellow watchmen are commemorating the 25th of May by wearing lilacs and visiting a set of old graves.
He's landed in an unpleasant era: the present Patrician of Ankh-Morpork is an insane tyrant, the City Watch are lax, violent, corrupt and cowardly, and they routinely haul curfew-breakers and perceived troublemakers off to be tortured and murdered by the Patrician's secret police.
Night Watch's major flaw is that doesn't go as far as it might in exploiting its circular plot.
www.scifi.com /sfw/issue290/books2.html   (711 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Night Watch at Epinions.com
Night Watch is the 27th Discworld novel and reflects Pratchett's evolution into a darker, more serious writer with a political edge.
The Night Watch (Watchman= bent copper) have a long and largely undistinguished history originating as a rag tag bunch of thieves and layabouts who found the Night Watch to be the only place they fitted in.
At a mere 364 pages this novel flies by and fits so much into it you can't help but feel that there could have been more but that is a small criticism of a fantastic novel.
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 Amazon.ca: Night Watch: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Pratchett's latest Discworld installment neatly ties in the time monks from the previous novel and with his overtly satirical mind he proceeds to delve into quantum physics with a sense of irony that is as subtle as it is brilliant.
Night Watch has a strong "Back to the Future" theme, where changing events in the past...
While Night Watch is one of the best of the Terry Pratchett novels, this reading of the book is completely disappointing.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0413774449   (1359 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Books | By genre | A comforting way of death
Pratchett invented the City Watch of his squirming and insanitary metropolis Ankh-Morpork, he once said, so as to make heroes of the supernumerary guardsmen and extras who are present in most stories simply to be killed in droves to show how bad the bad characters are, before the hero deals out justice.
In Night Watch, Vimes finds himself - along with a peculiarly unpleasant criminal called Carcer - caught in a time-warp, back in his own early days as a Watchman, trying to change the course of a bloody revolution.
One of the dead Watch heroes is the stolid Reg Shoe - who will reappear as a conscripted zombie, greenish, smelly and prone to lose body-parts, in the multispecies Watch of the fictive present.
books.guardian.co.uk /reviews/sciencefiction/0,6121,836250,00.html   (1145 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Books | Offers | Win signed Terry Pratchett books and artwork
Now his 27th novel in the Discworld series is out - Night Watch - and sees the return of Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch.
To celebrate the publication of Night Watch we are offering the chance to win a print of Night Watch artwork, signed by Paul Kidby and Terry Pratchett, plus the entire Discworld series, including a signed copy of Night Watch.
Night Watch came out in Doubleday hardback on 4 November at £17.99.
books.guardian.co.uk /offers/0,7438,834788,00.html   (181 words)

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