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06:01 pm: Hitchhikers Guide trailer!
Amazon have a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trailer.!

Woo.

The opening bits were absolutely spot on, the rest went a bit american movie-trailer-ish. But visually everything was spot on (although marvin looks rather weird, and what happened to Zaphod's 2nd head?) Yay!

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From:haloj
Date:February 16th, 2005 10:12 am (UTC)
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Zaphod does have a 2nd head and its visable in the trailer. Its under his chin.




EDIT: forgot a quote in the URL
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From:haloj
Date:February 16th, 2005 10:14 am (UTC)
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and now I've just pantsed up the reply as well! ARGH!



3rd time lucky.
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From:abigailb
Date:February 16th, 2005 10:14 am (UTC)
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Caught that the 2nd time... Most odd.
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From:haloj
Date:February 16th, 2005 10:15 am (UTC)
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and now I've just pantsed up the reply as well! ARGH!



4th time lucky. If only I could remember my own name! :)
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From:abigailb
Date:February 16th, 2005 10:25 am (UTC)
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I wonder how much of the story it covers? There are the new elements, re the theft, and John Malkovic's character, and we probably see Magrathea. No Restaurant or Golgafrincham I presume (I never really liked the Golgafrincham episode anyway).
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From:darkstream
Date:February 16th, 2005 10:51 am (UTC)
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I rather like the design for Marvin. Got that whole "weight of the world on his shoulders" look going on.

Looks like a lot of the effects aren't totally finished yet, and they seem to have taken a few liberties with the storyline, but I remain hopeful for this adaptation, and casting Mos Def as Ford Prefect has the potential to be a very clever idea.

I used to love the books, and the TV series was cool in a cheap and cheerful kinda way. Hopefully they won't screw this up too badly.
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From:abigailb
Date:February 16th, 2005 10:55 am (UTC)
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Apparently Adams wrote new bits of the story (featuring Humma Kaluva the cult leader), so I'm optimistic about that bit. One thing people should remember is that the radio series, the books and the TV series all had different stories anyway - and so should the movie!

Now we need a Dirk Gently movie!
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From:darkstream
Date:February 16th, 2005 11:01 am (UTC)
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I have vague memories of two Dirk Gently books from my youth. They were really good, but I can't remember much about them any more. damn my feeble brain.
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From:abigailb
Date:February 16th, 2005 11:04 am (UTC)
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The first one involved time travel, spaceships, ghosts, an electric monk and a murder. The second one was a little more bizarre!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 13th, 2005 05:34 am (UTC)

dirk gently books

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just passing through looking for a download of the hitchhikers film and saw your post... the titles were 'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Acgency' and ' The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul' just in case you are looking for them anywhere.
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From:darkstream
Date:April 13th, 2005 11:00 am (UTC)

Re: dirk gently books

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yeah I have the books from years ago, but thanks for the input. :)
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From:eponymousarchon
Date:February 17th, 2005 02:57 am (UTC)
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I think the design for Marvin is DNA's last 'canonical' one - It's certainly the one used in The Illustrated Hitchhikers' Guide, which he was involved in (and also apperared in too! ;)
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From:abigailb
Date:February 16th, 2005 02:50 pm (UTC)
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Trailers of american films are generally awful no matter how good the film actually is.
From:stuflyer
Date:February 16th, 2005 11:32 pm (UTC)
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I like the look of it especially Marvin. they've managed to make a toylike "Plastic Pal who's Fun To Be With" look as though it wants to die. Nice:-)
Getting Rickman to do the voice is a good idea too. Pity my Laptop won't let me hear the bloody thing...

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From:greeba
Date:February 16th, 2005 11:35 pm (UTC)
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Oh dear... Where's the wit? Where's the book? Won't be impressed until I hear some Stephen Fry, in the meantime it looks to be all naff slapstick and ruined jokes. Of course, this could be the inverse of those trailers where you've alrady seen all the best bits.
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