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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The movie The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was based on the book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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Movie details for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The movie was released in 2005 and directed by Alan J.W. Bell. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was produced by BBC Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Peter Jones, Simon Jones, David Dixon, Joe Melia, Martin Benson, Steve Conway, Cleo Rocos, Andrew Mussell, Sandra Dickinson, Mark Wing-Davey, Michael Cule, Rayner Bourton, Gil Morris, David Learner, Stephen Moore, David Tate, Richard Vernon (II), Antony Carrick, Timothy Davies and David Leland.

 

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The production values aren't the greatest here, but this adaptation does capture some of the ebullient, hilarious anarchy of Douglas Adams's book. Arthur Dent discovers that his friend, Ford Prefect, isn't human at all but an alien on assignment, writing ... Read More
The production values aren't the greatest here, but this adaptation does capture some of the ebullient, hilarious anarchy of Douglas Adams's book. Arthur Dent discovers that his friend, Ford Prefect, isn't human at all but an alien on assignment, writing for the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Many of Adams's delicious asides are dropped off here, like the woman who figures out the meaning of life right at the moment that she gets blown up with the rest of the Earth, but it retains what it can. Sure, the book was better, and the realization of Zaphod Beeblebox and Trillian are, well, just different, but it's a great introduction to the series for the uninitiated. --Keith Simanton

Book details for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was written by Douglas Adams. The book was published in 1979 by Del Rey. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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Join Douglas Adams's hapless hero Arthur Dent as he travels the galaxy with his intrepid pal Ford Prefect, getting into horrible messes and generally wreaking hilarious havoc. Dent is grabbed from Earth moments before a cosmic construction team obliterat... Read More
Join Douglas Adams's hapless hero Arthur Dent as he travels the galaxy with his intrepid pal Ford Prefect, getting into horrible messes and generally wreaking hilarious havoc. Dent is grabbed from Earth moments before a cosmic construction team obliterates the planet to build a freeway. You'll never read funnier science fiction; Adams is a master of intelligent satire, barbed wit, and comedic dialogue. The Hitchhiker's Guide is rich in comedic detail and thought-provoking situations and stands up to multiple reads. Required reading for science fiction fans, this book (and its follow-ups) is also sure to please fans of Monty Python, Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, and British sitcoms.