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Apr. 28th, 2005 @ 03:55 pm (no subject)
Although I have been a bit worried about it; I can't wait to see Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy, when it comes out in Australia later thuis week.
It sounds really good, with Tim from The Office playing Authur Dent and an old, very close friend of Douglas Adams co-producing it.
I am hoping it will ive up to the standards set by the book that I, and many other cult Douglas Adams fans love so dearly.:)
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From:pharaohwizard
Date:April 28th, 2005 06:03 am (UTC)
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if its 1 tenth as good as the books, it will be amazing
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From:maz_
Date:April 28th, 2005 06:07 am (UTC)
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I know.
I have been a bit worried about how the movie will shape up, but it's co produced by one of Douglas Adams oldest and cloests friends, who wanted to carry on his work when he died.
And that coupled with Martin Freeman playing the lead roll should mean it's going to be a good movie. :)
I love the book so much, I've read it over 10 times!! :D
From:pharaohwizard
Date:April 28th, 2005 07:12 am (UTC)
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it is a fucking killer book, and Doug did write all the extra content himself before he kicked, so I can't see it being bad... and I am surprised you liked the book, you australians have always been a backwards kind of people, I assume you all just watched The Castle and Chopper over and over and over again
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From:maz_
Date:April 28th, 2005 12:58 pm (UTC)
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Of course I like the book!!
Australians aren't backwards people at all, I hope you were joking when you said that! :)
My humor is very British influenced, as my dad is British and I lived there for three and a half years.
Hitch Hikers Guide and other Douglas Adams novels are great. I also like authors like Ben Elton and Irvine Welsh.
So yeah...not so backward.

By the way I didn't like The Castle, but Chopper was alright...Eric Banner did a great job in the lead.
From:pharaohwizard
Date:April 28th, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC)
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well I was kinda joking, I spent about 6 months over there, good times. But yea, Eric BANA was good in that movie, and the castle was fucking funny as all hell, well to me and my buddy atleast. my buddy keeps trying to get me to read Porno by Welsh.
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From:maz_
Date:April 29th, 2005 02:25 am (UTC)
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Good I'm glad you were joking! ;D
Nar, Australian is a great country! Your Canadian right? I really want to go and live over there, it's such a beautiful country and it's very easy to get a working visa over there.
Porno is a great book, I'm reading it now actually. :D Have you read Trainspotting?
Have you read any Chuck Pulabikiuck? (the guy who wrote fightclub) hes another favroite of mine! :)
Is it cool if I *add you*?
From:pharaohwizard
Date:April 29th, 2005 02:35 am (UTC)
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I have read Choke and Survivor by him so far. and yea it is a beautiful country and fuck ya you can add me.
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From:maz_
Date:April 29th, 2005 02:39 am (UTC)
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Those two books were his very best I think. I loved them both.
Choke was so clever. K. Thanxs. Where in Canada do u live by the way? :)
From:pharaohwizard
Date:April 29th, 2005 02:47 am (UTC)
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I am from Vancouver, best damn part of the best damn country in the world
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From:maz_
Date:April 29th, 2005 02:54 am (UTC)
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Yeah a friend of mine went there early this year and they said it was beautiful. Feel free to add me back, it's up to you. :)
From:pharaohwizard
Date:April 29th, 2005 03:34 am (UTC)
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oh I will, I tried to add you to my MSN but I fear you didn't add me back, or maybe your just not online
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From:maz_
Date:April 29th, 2005 04:45 am (UTC)
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I do not have msn at work. I only have LJ enabled. I will add you tonight though. :)
From:pharaohwizard
Date:April 29th, 2005 04:46 am (UTC)
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ah, I wish I had a job like that, what the hell do you do
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From:maz_
Date:May 1st, 2005 05:14 am (UTC)
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I work for an ATM company. Admin, tech surport, installs etc. It's pretty boring...but it pays the rent. heh.
We only have the sites we asked for enabled. I asked for LJ. I cant see the rest of the interent. It sucks!
From:libbymog
Date:April 28th, 2005 03:14 pm (UTC)
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I'm hoping for a fantastic movie, but I'm not really expecting it. Let's hope they surprise me. I love Sam Rockwell and I think he should make a great Zaphod; Alan Rickman was also perfectly cast. I'm always wary of film adaptations of good books, but this should be fun, at least.
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From:maz_
Date:April 29th, 2005 02:27 am (UTC)
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Yeah I am very warey of films made from books too. I am hoping it will be good too. I mean the book is amazing, and the series was alright...but because of the producers being old friends of Douglas Adams and Martin Freeman, Alan Rickman being in it is making me think it'll be great! :)
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From:chris2342
Date:April 28th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)
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I saw the press screening, and well, fans of the book are those who are going to be the most disappointed. People who haven't read the book will just be scratching their heads wondering what the hell is going on. It was probably the biggest letdown I've ever had in the theater.
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From:maz_
Date:April 29th, 2005 02:31 am (UTC)
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Really?
Was Martin Freeman any good as Authur Dent??
Douglas Adams started writing the movie script 10 years ago or so, but never go around to finishing it before he died, so his friends decided to make it in his houour (one of his closest friends is the producer)
was it really that much of a let down. Thats really sad/ :(
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From:chris2342
Date:April 29th, 2005 09:13 am (UTC)
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On the whole I had no problem with the casting. It was just everything else. No matter how good an actor or appropriately casted you are, it makes fuck all of difference if the script writer and director just don't get it.
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From:maz_
Date:May 1st, 2005 05:13 am (UTC)
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Yeah I have read a lot of reveiws that have said stuff has been changed from the book. :(