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Hitchhiker's guide movie!!!
« on: February 16, 2005, 09:15:03 pm »

The trailer is on the front page of Amazon.com.
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Re: Hitchhiker's guide movie!!!
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2005, 03:46:53 am »

Awesome, hopefully they wont completely butcher the storyline and keep it wittily funny (though SOME butchering of the storyline is bound to happen as Book--->Movie translations are never perfect...).
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2005, 09:50:03 am »

I do hope they dont feature Vogon Poetry. Id like to keep my intestines inside me.
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2005, 11:04:52 am »

Oh yeah, I heard about this a few months ago. Aren't they casting that guy who plays Tim in The Office as Arthur Dent? Martin Freeman or something like that...
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2005, 07:19:06 pm »

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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2005, 12:01:27 am »

*Pukes out intestines just in time before they strangle his brain*
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Re: Hitchhiker's guide movie!!!
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2005, 02:50:32 pm »

Of course the books are going to get butchered for the movie! Douglas Adams himself butchered the radio plays for the books and all previous material for the TV series, and he butchered everything for the movie screenplay he worked on before his death! Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2005, 02:47:09 pm »

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Of course the books are going to get butchered for the movie! Douglas Adams himself butchered the radio plays for the books and all previous material for the TV series, and he butchered everything for the movie screenplay he worked on before his death! Tongue


It was to the bitter end then I guess. This movie just stinks somehow.. I really hope this is something good.. but it just stinks!
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2005, 08:26:23 am »

*cough* Given that the series only became wildly, internationally popular with the books, and *I* like the books better than the radio plays, and Adams changed a hell of a lot of things from the radio plays when making the books, it's pretty clear that the "butchering" process is not necessarily something negative.

Granted, the TV show, when compared to the books, really *was* butchered. But that was because they took a lot of creative control away from Adams and gave it to that stupid BBC director guy. The stuff Adams oversaw -- the radio show, the books, the 1980s text adventure computer game -- were all great and all different from each other.

This movie is almost completely based on Adams' own (still evolving at his death) script, and all indications are that the directors are going into this with a hell of a lot of respect for Adams' ideas (they've taken the time to talk about fans' concerns, in detail, to the fans, in public forums, multiple times, which is actually pretty uncommon for directors doing adaptations) so while I expect the movie to be different I actually do expect it to be good.
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2005, 11:45:56 pm »

there was a movie before but it was a B movie. it was resonably true to the book.
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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2005, 04:52:23 am »

It was a TV show.

BTW, just saw the trailer for this. Looks awesome.
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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2005, 06:17:22 am »

no I think they had a movie at one time i'll google....
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