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Post by Jeeba Jabba » Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:59 pm

http://hitchhikers.movies.go.com/main.html

Mos Def!

I can't wait. Looks like all has been done well. I have high expectations.
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Post by mkjones » Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:21 pm

hmmmmm unsure but its better than i expected not keen on the robot remake
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Post by XPoGoX » Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:06 pm

Never read the book....does the trailer pretty much cover what the book was about?.
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Post by navi » Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:43 pm

I know my Finacee loves this book lol she's waiting for the movie eagerly
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Post by ETR » Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:21 pm

Best.Book.Ever.

I sadly only own the second rarest pressing of it, heh. I purchase every variant of it I can, I love it so much.
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Post by toastman » Fri Feb 18, 2005 11:30 pm

I dunno.
Looks like they took a lot of liberties with the book (or they are using the original radio transcripts which I haven't read).
I'm iffy. But I'll probably watch it opening day anyway. The production values look to be there. I thought Mos Def a poor choice for Ford when I read it on IMDB, and I still don't think it's a good move.
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Post by greay » Sat Feb 19, 2005 4:17 am

I thought Mos Def was a strange choice as well when I first read it, but it doesn't seem so bad from watching the trailer, personally. I still think of Ford as the guy from the TV series.
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But Mos Def seems to work.

It's natural, of course, that they're going to take liberties with it. (for the record, they're using /all/ the source material as reference -- the book, the radio plays, /and/ D.A.'s notes. Oh, and the screenplay is based on the screenplay that D.A. himself wrote. (But not the TV series, apparently)) I read the guy who's working on the script's self-interview (here, for anyone who's interested) and he seems to have a good head on his shoulders, and I trust him.
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Post by skar » Sat Feb 19, 2005 6:22 am

i really loved the tv series, but that movie really looks good... guess i'll watch it
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Post by BlackAura » Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:40 am

Looks like they took a lot of liberties with the book
I think that's the point. No two versions of H2H2 are consistent with one another, and are often entirely contradictory. The book was very different to the radio series (although it used quite a lot of the same ideas), the TV series was different to both the book and the radio series, the adventure game was different yet again...

The only thing that does seem a little off is Mos Def as Ford Prefect. That just doesn't seem quite right to me.
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Post by toastman » Sat Feb 19, 2005 9:31 am

I skimmed through the writer's "self-interview" and after reading it, most of my fears about the script are set aside. He's obviously been reading a lot of Douglas Adams, as it is coming through in his interview.
And I'm quite aware of "HH liberty". The books themselves couldn't keep a lot facts straight. However, anything tossed out the window was tossed out for the sake of the current central story. I just don't want them to go too deep as it were.
But like he said, it doesn't sound like he did much past what Adams himself wrote.
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Post by Jeeba Jabba » Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:33 am

I'm a big fan of Mos Def's work, so there's nothing I can really be skeptical of.
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Post by S. Thompson » Sat Feb 19, 2005 11:23 am

I never read the literature, but I think the film looks potentially cool.

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Post by ETR » Sat Feb 19, 2005 6:21 pm

and I'll try to remember my towel
I will remember my towel, and my copy of the guide....

And I'll try not to panic.
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Post by Prophet][ » Sun Feb 20, 2005 4:21 am

Does anyone know how far it will follow? will it only go do the 1st book or what?
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Post by toastman » Sun Feb 20, 2005 8:24 am

It looks like just the first book. At least from what I can tell, they are using the Magrathea story. I haven't noticed anything from any other book though.
If this movie turns out well, then they should do the whole trilogy.
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Post by greay » Sun Feb 20, 2005 8:28 am

toastman wrote: If this movie turns out well, then they should do the whole trilogy.
Would that be three movies, or...? ;)
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Post by Hawq » Sun Feb 20, 2005 2:41 pm

Heh most americans would implode faced with a trilogy in 5 parts probably, studio men would anyway
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Post by DeAthWaGer » Sun Feb 20, 2005 7:31 pm

now... where the hell is the new Red Dwarf movie?!!?!
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Post by toastman » Sun Feb 20, 2005 8:34 pm

In production hell probably.
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Post by Lartrak » Sun Feb 20, 2005 11:04 pm

DeAthWaGer wrote:now... where the hell is the new Red Dwarf movie?!!?!
Well, the TV series is still on, maybe they're waiting for it to die FULLY?

BTW, the early reviews for the HHGTTG are glowing.
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