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Mon, 02 May 2005

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy / Joby Talbot
It only took two and a half decades, but Douglas Adams finally made it to my local multiplex. Too bad he wasn't around to see it.

I caught the first showing of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy the day it opened, one of the benefits of being between a RIF and a new job. And much as I wish every crazy idea from the radio series and the books and the Infocom game had made it into the screen, I recognize the impossibility. And what we got is funny, it's eye candy and it's warmer than any of Douglas' other work.

The soundtrack has some bits of monologue, starring Stephen Fry as The Book. It also has the movie's theme, used for both the opening and the closing credits. And it has the hilarious campaign anthem Vote Beeblebrox, just perfect for a candidate with Clinton's libido and Dubya's intellect.

But why am I recommending this? If you're a Hitchhiker's fan, you're bound to pick up a copy. And if you become one, you'll soon want to collect the Guide in all its various forms. Now where did I put that towel...

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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