[OT] - Douglas Adams - was Re: Updates on iProvo and Broadweave

Matthew Walker mwalker at kydance.net
Tue May 20 12:38:27 MDT 2008


On Tue, May 20, 2008 12:02 pm, Michael Torrie wrote:
>  Finally Adams himself did the movie.  He wrote the script and even
> casted the characters before he died.  The implementation wasn't his and
> did leave some things to be desired (two heads in the TV series was way
> better!).  I loved the yarn scene.

'Writing the screenplay' has VERY little to do with the final version that is produced.
I'd love to get a copy of his original screenplay, and compare it to the version that
was actually used in the movie.

I've read all the Hitchhiker's Books, I've listened to all the radio plays, and I've
seen the BBC miniseries. I understand that they're all different. And I LOVE each of
those three versions. The writing in the movie was so shockingly different from the
writing in any of the other three that I barely chuckled once or twice during the entire
movie, and those were half disbelief.

If you liked it... well, I'm glad you did. But I will never consider it to be on the
same level as the other works.

-- 
Matthew Walker
Kydance Hosting & Consulting
LAMP & MU* Specialist



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