mabfan (Michael A. Burstein) (mabfan) wrote,
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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

I have a long history with loving the Douglas Adams "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" stories. My Dad brought a set of galleys home from his job at the Daily News one day, because the reviewer didn't want it, and I was hooked. I remember playing the Infocom game, and actually getting the Babel fish. I also remember that my college roommate from sophomore to senior year was also a big fan, who got me a copy of the radio scripts -- the Hitchhiker's series was one of the things that helped us to bond.

Last week, when gnomi and I went to see the movie National Treasure, we also got to see the first trailer teaser. terri_osborne just reminded me that there's a website, and I've been investigating it.

I spent a lot of time reading the interview that the screenwriter, Karey Kirkpatrick, did with himself on May 28, 2004, and just from reading it I felt a lot less worried about whether or not they treated the source material correctly. This is a man who fell in love with the way Adams wrote, and desperately wants the movie to be as good as it can be. If you're at all interested in Hitchhiker's, I urge you to read the interview. You'll laugh.

Oh, and go see National Treasure as well. It's a fun romp, despite what the critics say.

(The interview is at http://hitchhikers.movies.go.com/movienews/interview.html)
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