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Old 12 December 2004   #1
New stills and footage from Hitchiker's Guide

It's not how I pictured any of the characters, but they've at least chosen a great Arthur...

http://www.kingstreetmedia.tv/hhg/index.htm
 
Old 12 December 2004   #2
yes, i think many of us have different images in our own head, and many picture the characters from the bbc series. what i really hadn't expected was marvin to be live action (well not with that design). i'm guessing these are set rehearsals then (does anyone know if zaphod will have his extra head and arm come finish?).
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Old 12 December 2004   #3
looks to be as godawful as the show. Watching that show was like someone self-induce paper cuts. I will never be able to say enough bad things abut that show. I'm going to go drink some antifreeze to help erase the memories now.

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Old 12 December 2004   #4
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Old 12 December 2004   #5
How come Zaphod has only one head and two arms?
Maybe the extra head and arm will be added by CG?
Probably...

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Old 12 December 2004   #6
Thumbs down Omg

OMG it looks horrible!
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Old 12 December 2004   #7
Yep, there's nothing like judging a film based on pictures of production that look like they were taken with a camera-phone.

I'm not defending the film (I still can't see Mos Def as Ford Prefect), I'm just attacking the all-too-common attitude here that the quality of the final product is indicated by the grainy, blurred pictures somebody posted on the web.
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Old 12 December 2004   #8
Mr. Prosser still isn't wearing a fur hat.
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Old 12 December 2004   #9
He better have a second head when they're done.


Maybe the shots look awful becasue they're not actual footage, but off someones disposable camera or something like that. Also I bet there's alot of post production that needs to be done?
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Old 12 December 2004   #10
Quote: How come Zaphod has only one head and two arms?
Maybe the extra head and arm will be added by CG? ... He better have a second head when they're done. Also I bet there's alot of post production that needs to be done?

Yes, a lot of the VFX work is being done by Cinesite UK.
 
Old 12 December 2004   #11
woohoo, let's all play the 'Early judgement call" game Oh, and where is Marvin? he's nowhere in those shots, maybe i'm just missing something though. And note, it says in the files "Zaphod (note his shoulder)" i'm assuming this is because of the marker on his shoulder saying where the second head will be placed. I might be wrong, but frankly, until i see finished production movies (no, not stills), i won't make any judgement. Hitchhikers is one of my favorite books of all time, and i have high standards, but until i see proof that they've screwed up, i'll believe in the team making this movie. Oh, and nowhere...NOwhere in the books does it say Ford Prefect either has an english accent, or is white, so i have no problem with Mos Def as ford, as long as he stays in character and doesn't add american black guy stereotypes to the role. OK, i'm done.
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Old 12 December 2004   #12
Originally Posted by CelticArtist: Oh, and where is Marvin? he's nowhere in those shots, maybe i'm just missing something though.

Don't panic. Marvin is in picture number 9, well actually just his head. Its the big round thing. Here's hoping he'll get a proper cg makeover.
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Old 12 December 2004   #13
ah, i stand corrected about Marvin, thanks, still withholding judgement, actually though, i don't think that big white thing is his head if that's what you're referring to, i see the body of the guy (willow dude, can't remember his name) to the left of the camera, i'm assuming that's Marvin in partial costume.
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Old 12 December 2004   #14
Originally Posted by CelticArtist: Oh, and nowhere...NOwhere in the books does it say Ford Prefect either has an english accent, or is white, so i have no problem with Mos Def as ford, as long as he stays in character and doesn't add american black guy stereotypes to the role. OK, i'm done.

well, i believe it does say that he had told arthur he was an out of work actor from guildford... which would rather lead you to assume that he would in fact have an english accent.

i think he'll probably be a good ford prefect, and maybe recall somewhere that adams himself might have said something about always thinking of ford as being a black guy

i must agree though that i do hope they haven't cast him in the role for some studio pc "token black guy" reason.
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Old 12 December 2004   #15
I doubt I'll ever see this movie. Not because it looks bad, but simply because I refuse to read the books when I've already seen the film (LOTR, Charlie and the chocolate factory, etc.), and I refuse to see the film if I have good memory of the book. This "trilogy of four parts" was so great I don't want all my imaginative memories to be spoiled by a directors interpretation. Unfortunatly, though, I've already seen a picture of Melvin... and I thought he'd look like Bender

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