A Conversation for Movie News from Robbie Stamp

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Post 121

Thin Lizzy

Hear, hear!!


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Post 122

crazylady

I can't picture anyone famous being Arthur. I think a balding, naive, middle-aged man who doesn't know a thing about acting would convey Arthur better than a famous figure: an ordinary person. And Ford? I think the bloke who plays erm, whateverisnameis in 4 Weddings and a Funeral, um the one with the accent who isn't Hugh Grant, a woman, or dies in the film. Ermy erm erm, can't picture ANYONE who'd play Zaphod properly. Trillian... Nope. OMG this film is going to be either fantastically good, or a complete dissappointment. When's it coming out, anyway?


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Post 123

Peet (the Pedantic Punctuation Policeman, Muse of Lateral Programming Ideas, Eggcups-Spurtle-and-Spoonswinner, BBC Cheese Namer & Zaphodista)

Sandi Toksvig (sp?) smoking a pipe as Arthur? smiley - erm


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Post 124

Researcher 185550

Some random bloke off the street. Or in a low budget play.

Do you mean the gay one, in Four weddings? Or the aristocratic one? Or Bernard?


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Post 125

Thin Lizzy

No, the one who DIDN'T die- which rules out the gay one.

How about a bit of artistic interpretation and having him being played by the woman who plays Scarlet?




OK, maybe not.


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Post 126

Researcher 185550

There were two gay ones. Gerald, or something like that, and his boyfriend, who was sort of thin and Northern.


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Post 127

Thin Lizzy

Gerald was the one who died.


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Post 128

The Pink Ferret (slightly fruity)

Anyway, Hitchhikers' movie. (Havn't seen four weddings and a funeral)
Probably never happen, But if it does, god forbid it become a great big American budget fest with millions of special effects and no actual plot or acting.


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Post 129

The Pink Ferret (slightly fruity)

Billy Connily would be good as Slartibartfast. (Who's going to clear away the bodies? That's what I want to know!)

But on the whole I think a film that is anything less than word-for-word faithful to DNA's script would spoil the entire thing, like the harry potter films.

British wit and humor is what makes the Guide great. The yanks have no understanding of this, look what they did to "The Italian Job"!


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Post 130

Researcher 185550

If we can convince him to stop saying "f*ck" for long enough, yes.


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Post 131

The Pink Ferret (slightly fruity)

Yeah, that might be a problem. He's coming to Palmerston North in Febuary!!!!!!!!! But I can't go to the show, the tickets were $85 and sold out in hours. Still, keep and eye out for me when the World tour of New Zealand is on the telly. I'll be the tall, disheveled one in baggy jeans and a pink floyd t-shirt. With a furry haircut.

Still, I think any potential Hitchhikers' movie would need to be a British-made effort. American films (Of this genre, at least) Tend to focus on fantastic effects and props, but there's no emotion in the film. like the new Starwars films, for example. The Matrix, though, had wicked effects but is still a brilliant film, the acting and directing are also superb. My english teacher chose to study it as a film study for her Form 5 (O level) class, normally they study films like "Benny and Joon" or "The Shawshank Redemption".

Ideally, the director needs to understand the humor of Hitchhikers': British wit, understatement, and lightheartedness. Nothing in the book ever got serious or emotional, except for the last two books prehaps, but the humor never stops. Ideally, the film needs to be directed by a Briton and star English actors for the main roles. Prehaps they could shoot some of the planet scenes downunder- The volcanic plataue is perfect for Magarethria or the Frogstar. Trust me, I've been there heaps.


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Post 132

The Pink Ferret (slightly fruity)

By the way, I'm not English myself, My Mum is NZ Dutch and my Family is from Scotland. My grandmother was the only English person in my family tree. So I'm not so dramaticly promoting a British film for patriotism. (Mind you I hate the US government)


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Post 133

Thin Lizzy

Sixth form at my school has its own little area with sofas and a mini-kitchen and somebody stuck up a poster in there of all the classic "Bushisms", such as "The French don't have a word for entrepeneur" and "The great thing about books is that sometimes they have great pictures".


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Post 134

Researcher 185550

smiley - erm

Good for you. We want a kettle, but alas we are told that because of the new God's commandments (health and safety, but don't pronounce the name: you'll get stoned to death)

Are you considering your sixth form centre for the site of the movie?


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Post 135

The Pink Ferret (slightly fruity)

Jebuz, lucky. We only get a common room in the seventh form.


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Post 136

Researcher 185550

How old are seventh formers?

Is that like upper sixth?


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Post 137

The Pink Ferret (slightly fruity)

One year above. In NZ, you start school at 5, which is now called year one, and ideally last 'till age 17-18, in form seven or year 13. you go up a year for each year at school (duh!). in year 11, 12 and 13, you do national qualifications.

The year12/13 guys like me have it good. We can drive to school, go out at lunch, wear mufti, etc...


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Post 138

Thin Lizzy

Same here- especially as we've got a supermarket just behind our school. smiley - winkeye


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Post 139

The Pink Ferret (slightly fruity)

Oh, lucky. Your school must be in town, then? Mine is in the 'burbs, and it's the smallest highschool in Palmy. I bet being next to a supermarket must be handy for those with afterschool jobs there, right? I work at a supermarket in town.

Ferretdude


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Post 140

Thin Lizzy

Our school is at the side of a big road, as is thesupermarket and you get to it via the scrubland at the back of the school.


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