Skip to comments.The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Review
Posted on 04/28/2005 10:44:46 AM PDT by js1138
Starring: Martin Freeman, Sam Rockwell, Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel, Bill Nighy, Anna Chancellor, John Malkovich, Warwick Davis, Alan Rickman (voice), Stephen Fry (voice)
It opens with a perfectly choreographed dolphin musical number, and ends with the disembodied head of deceased author Douglas Adams. This is the long awaited adaptation of his novel, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and as the dolphins flawlessly perform their rendition of So Long and Thanks for All the Fish youll realize youre in for one hell of a ride. Dont panic. It only gets a little weirder.
(Excerpt) Read more at cinemablend.com ...
So, what is this doing in News/Activism?
Not a big fan eh?
That's not news either.
I will see it...Ive seen everything except Farenheit 911...and some day I will probably rent that
I've got my towel.
I have 42 towels.
Yes, something to make me want to go to the movies for the first time in over a year!
I did that once, and I got my a$$ chewed out for doing it.
We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty ping!
Proof you're not an "Alpha FReeper" yet?
This is big big news for us activists who have been waiting for years to see Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect learn the answer to the most important questions othe universe and all that
My towel has a special picante sauce and chips flavor.
I don't know about you, but I and the rest of the "formerly Young Republicans" crew of mine are busily arranging our schedules for what looks like considerable hilarity this weekend. After which, we will nip off to Milliways for a bite to eat...
I think it's very fitting that the movie is opening while I'm 42.
I thought we were waiting to hear the question to the most important answer.
Ditto for me!
Looking forward to seeing this, I've watched the UK series and enjoyed it.
Be sure to meet the dish of the day.
Dude, you can see that anytime you want. Surely you are aware of the television programme that was produced in the early 80s? It's available on VHS and DVD.
see post #25
I highly recommend the book first--especially if you enjoy British humor.
not the place to find consistency and fairness.
I have read all the books many times over. One of my favorites of all time. If you have not read them, do it.
Many believe the answer is 42, but the literal text answer to the ultimate question is written as forty-two which many interpret as 38.
Many believe the answer is 42, but the literal text answer to the ultimate question is written as forty-two which many interpret as 38
However, watching Letterman the other night they had one of the actors on. They showed a scene that I do not remember from the book. Too many people in the scene and no sign of Trillian. Marvin needed to be a little bit bigger. And Zaphod Beeblebrox better have two heads as well. Of course that's just IMHO.
I remember the UK series too... :)
heart heart heart heart heart Trillian
On another note, what do you get if you multiply six times nine?
The author himself merely channeled both the ultimate answer and the ultimate question, without understanding the significance of either.
He claimed to be unaware that the ultimate question: "What do you get when you multiply six by nine," does equal 42 in base 13.
Proof that God has thirteen fingers.
He does, but unlike the BBC production, his second head is under the chin of his original head. He flips his head back like opening a cigarette lighter, and up pops the second.
He does have a second head, but it is often hidden.
get it off the net. don't let him have any of your money. you could probably find Fahrenheit 911 and FahrenHYPE 911 both online to download.
Must be unfamiliar territory for most screenwriters. They've heard about it, but...
he DOES have two heads. One of them busts out from his chest.
That would be life, the universe and everything.
"My towel has a special picante sauce and chips flavor."
Sounds delicious. You should try it with a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.
If you don't have any of that Old Janx Spirit (or have adverse reactions to Benzene in large concentrations, you can try the Terran version. To explain, the original recipe is:
Take the juice from one bottle of that Ol' Janx Spirit.
Pour into it one measure of water from the seas of Santraginus V.
Allow three cubes of Arcturan Mega-gin to melt into the mixture (it must be properly iced or the benzine is lost).
Allow four litres of Fallian marsh gas to bubble through it (in memory of all those happy Hikers who have died of pleasure in the Marshes of Fallia).
Over the back of a silver spoon float a measure of Qualactin Hypermint extract, redolent of all the heady odours of the dark Qualactin Zones; subtle sweet and mystic.
Drop in the tooth of an Algolian Suntiger. Watch it dissolve, spreading the fires of the Algolian Suns deep into the heart of the drink.
Douglas Adams actually made the following version:
Strong white rum, kept in the freezer.
Cheap, fizzy, cider (or 7-UP)
Cubes of strong gin, previously made in the freezer ice tray.
Some form of mint liqueur for flavour, aroma and colour.
Lemon oil - not too much. (or several lemon twists)
A dash of green Tabasco.
A sprinkle of cinnamon.
An olive, to serve.
I have had one; it is quite good.
Interesting. Even before I saw the BBC series on TV, not exactly how I pictured it. Don't think Adams did either in the book did he?
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