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Creature Shop: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Discussion in 'Fantasy Worlds' started by Buck-Beaver, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

  2. Lug

    Lug Member

    Wait until you see the finished product guys and remember that Douglas himself made the majority of changes you see in there himself.

    Done on the cheap? Relatively speaking, yes. But it was a creative choice too. Garth and Nick (director and producer) knew if they took it the full, glorious CG route it may actually loose something... as well as never get made.

    I had the honor of playing 5 different Vogans and it was an utter pleasure. Even got to spout Vogan poetry - never thought I be doing that when I was reading the books back in the 80's - although they then went and spoilt it all by using Richard Griffith's voice. Ah well, can't have it all ways.

    Hope you enjoy the fruits of our labours.

  3. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Wow, Mak. You sure seem to have a lot of fun out there. Imagine! Playing four vogons. I am green with envy, and purple with jealousy.

    And, yes, I can't wait for the finished product. And am saving my final judgement till after.

    It opens next month here. I'm going to be in line to see it ASAP.
  4. muppet_dk

    muppet_dk Well-Known Member

    I can't wait to see the movie based on one of my favorite books. It sounds great.

    However the movie will open around august over here :mad:

    FISH'N'WOLFE Well-Known Member

    Be sure to check out the trailers, one here and the other here. It really looks swell.
  6. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Yes. Have seen the Trailers. Nice!

    I'm afraid I was most impressed so far with just the fact that the Vogons appear on all computers/tvs/etc rather than their voice being resounded off every radio. It's a very obvious thing, that should have been expected. But I liked it a lot.
  7. muppet_dk

    muppet_dk Well-Known Member

  8. Rowbes

    Rowbes Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the link. I just realized another good cast link besides Love Actually: Rickman and Rockwell were both primary characters in Galaxy Quest.
  9. Rizzo1177

    Rizzo1177 Member

    I just saw the movie

    Hey gang! I just saw HITCHHIKER'S and it was fun. Yes, as a fan of the books, I missed elements and winced at some variations but what I really apreciated was the REALITY. Bear this out. There were actual puppets in the film, none of that CGI Yoda nonsense. They had presence and were capable of acting. That made me, as a puppeteer, feel good.
  10. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Douglas forgive me for what I am about to do...

    I Foudn The Film Terrable Completly and Utterly. Let's just say there were three bits I liked: The whale and the bowl of petunias, and Slartibartfast, and the Vogon Puppets.

    That's it. Full stop. Nothng more.

    The rest was, IMHO, TOSH!
  11. chestermcdragon

    chestermcdragon Well-Known Member

    ARE YPU SERIOUS?!?!?!?!?!?
    every second was GREAT!5 STARS!
  12. Blue Weirdo

    Blue Weirdo Well-Known Member

    Is it a good movie? Yes.

    Is it the movie we've been waiting 20+ years for? Not by a long shot.

    See I felt that althogh it is not very faithful to the text (and don't give the the old "most of the changes were Douglas' line. Without Douglas himslef to explain/defend them you can't convince me this is what he wanted) It was still a funny sci-fi film. I give it a 3 out of 5.

    A question I have that maybe can be answered here though is this. Why didn't we get to actually SEE the Ravenous bugbladder beast of Trall. Was it becasue of time/expense? Could you jsut not get the creatue to work right? Or did the filmakers think it was somehow more artistic to not actually show the creatrure.

    Let me just say if it was the latter then they are dead wrong. It would've been better to have shown the monster. Trust me I've seen a lot of movies and if you're going to build tension by having a monster starting to eat your female lead then you need to see it happen. The only time it's more artistic to not show the monster is when you're building up for the revealation of it later in the movie.
  13. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    One word: Budget.
  14. chestermcdragon

    chestermcdragon Well-Known Member

    i dont need to listen to your opinion,the movie was great.
  15. jarethjunkie

    jarethjunkie Well-Known Member

    I <3 Zephod.

    *Agrees with gorgonmanistan*
  16. Docnzhoss

    Docnzhoss Well-Known Member

    I really liked the Vogons...very impressive. I've already stated my opinion about the film in the New Movies Coming Out thread, but I'll say one more thing. Though leaving a lot to be desired (for fans of the book, anyway), the movie was fun and amusing. I certainly do not love the movie by any means, but it was an enjoyable experience and I'll be watching it again just to be sure I did not miss anything the first time (I was rather sleepy when watching it due to a big outing the previous night).
  17. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    *hums the third word of "It's a mad, mad, world" over and over agian...*
  18. Docnzhoss

    Docnzhoss Well-Known Member

    That's funny. That's the same word that the voices in my head keep repeating.

    Well, that and puffykins.
  19. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Puffykins? Hmmm. I'm sure I heard that somewhere. No, I think it was just the Voices.
  20. Docnzhoss

    Docnzhoss Well-Known Member

    You too? Sometimes I think it best if I just succumb to the voices wishes and change my name to Sir Bosephus Knickerbocker IV.

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