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04:16 pm: Harry Enfield as Dirk Gently. I'm not quite sure how I feel about that. Robert Duncan (Gus out of Drop the Dead Donkey) will make a superlative Gordon Way, though.



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Date:July 25th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
Hmmm... Harry Enfield plays caricatures, not characters. I don't think he's going to play someone that nuanced, and some of the humour is very subtle - stuff that starts as a vague suspicion or a sense of oddness, then dawns on you - not the style of comedy that Harry Enfield does at all.

Plus - or multiply and exponentiate - Dirk Gently is very, very bright. Not someone playing 'clever git' to the audience, but a man of arcane knowledge, lateral logic and dangerous insight who disarms the wariness that this can create with good-natured and offbeat humour.

An aside: Somehow, Dirk Gently always stepped out of the page as Ford Prefect (or rather, David Dixon's portrayal in the BBC television adaptation of HHGTTG). Who would play him now?
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