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by Robbie Stamp,Paul Simpson

Category: Movies
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Author: Robbie Stamp,Paul Simpson
ISBN: 155704676X
ISBN13: 978-1557046765
Language: English
Publisher: Newmarket Press (April 22, 2005)
Pages: 184
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Douglas Adams was born in 1952 and created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy-radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptations, comic book and bath towel

Douglas Adams was born in 1952 and created all the various and contradictory manifestations of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy-radio, novels, TV, computer game, stage adaptations, comic book and bath towel. He lectured and broadcast around the world and was a patron of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and Save the Rhino International. Douglas Adams was born in Cambridge, UK, and lived with his wife and daughter in Santa Barbara, California, where he died suddenly in 2001.

To clarify, this book is NOT "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by. .I don't recommend this book to anyone over the age of 12, they'll find it very childish.

To clarify, this book is NOT "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams. It is a book about the filming of the 2005 movie, "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Fascinating details about the film's production include the design of the Heart of Gold, costuming, set design, Vogon culture, and stories about the dolphins from the film's popular (and musical!) opening scene.

Robbie Stamp is an Executive Producer of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and worked for many years with .

Robbie Stamp is an Executive Producer of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and worked for many years with Douglas Adams on bringing Adams' most famous work to the screen. From Publishers Weekly: It took 25 years to make the film version of the beloved SF classic The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and this illustrated book goes a long way towards explaining why. The 400 color photos, sketches, storyboards and artwork (much of which hasn't been seen before) reveal the project's massive scope. There are notes on the cast (which includes Sam Rockwell, Mos Def, Zooey.

Written by. Robbie Stamp. Manufacturer: Newmarket Press Release date: 6 May 2005 ISBN-10 : 155704676X ISBN-13: 9781557046765. add. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed. Use tags to describe a product . for a movie Themes heist, drugs, kidnapping, coming of age Genre drama, parody, sci-fi, comedy Locations paris, submarine, new york.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is one of the biggest and most eagerly anticipated film events of recent years. A much-yearned-for project of Douglas Adams, it has taken twenty-five years to bring the Galaxy to life on screen, and this interpretation of the classic novel is groundbreaking

Robbie Stamp, Paul Simpson. It took 25 years to make the film version of the beloved SF classic The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and this illustrated book goes a long way towards explaining why. The 400 color photos.

Robbie Stamp, Paul Simpson. The making of the most astonishing adventure in the Universe. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is one of the biggest and most eagerly anticipated film events of recent years.

Home Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. 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

Home Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The hitchhikers guide t.The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, . 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.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American science fiction comedy film directed by Garth Jennings, based upon previous works in the media franchise of the same name, created by Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American science fiction comedy film directed by Garth Jennings, based upon previous works in the media franchise of the same name, created by Douglas Adams.

The history of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is now so complicated that every time I tell it I contradict myself, and whenever I do get it right I’m misquoted.

Douglas Adams The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy For Jonny Brock and Clare Gorst and all other Arlingtonians for tea, sympathy, and a sofa Introduction: A Guide to the Guide Some Unhelpful Remarks from the AuthorThe history of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is now so complicated that every time I tell it I contradict myself, and whenever I do get it right I’m misquoted. The history of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is now so complicated that every time I tell it I contradict myself, and whenever I do get it right I’m misquoted.

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The making of the most astonishing adventure in the Universe. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is one of the biggest and most eagerly anticipated film events of recent years. A much-yearned-for project of Douglas Adams, it has taken twenty-five years to bring the Galaxy to life on screen, and this interpretation of the classic novel is groundbreaking. Starring Sam Rockwell as Zaphod, Mos Def as Ford Prefect, Zooey Deschanel as Trillian, Martin Freeman as Arthur, Bill Nighy as Slartibartfast and John Malkovich as Humma Kuvala, a new character created by Douglas especially for the movie, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy draws on a refreshing mix of CGI technology and state-of-the art puppeteering from Jim Henson's Creature Workshop. In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Filming of the Douglas Adams Classic, Robbie Stamp, Executive Producer and close friend of Douglas Adams, reveals the craft of the making of the film. From the emphasis throughout production on making real sets and real creatures, Robbie Stamp has interviewed many of the people involved in the film's production. Storyboards, sketches, never-before-seen artwork and the making of the Heart of Gold, the Vogons (including what it's like to puppeteer and act inside one), the Guide itself and of course Marvin create a must-have companion to the film. With 400 color and black & white images, plus a wealth of insider jokes and cultural cross-references, this is the book old and new fans of Hitchhiker's have been waiting for. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyThe Movie 2005 Touchstone Pictures
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saafari
The very first time I saw the original presentation of the Late Douglas Adam's hilarious book(s) was on PBS. It was all the rage, being a BBC production, like the then current Monty Python!. My friends and I were all big Sci-Fi fans, and this sort-of-a-satire was over the top LOLROF funny! We found out (before the internet!!) that Douglas Adams also wrote for Monty Pyton, as well as 'Doctor Who' and 'Red Dwarf' -- quite a Big Deal if you're British!
Years go by and wouldn't you know it, I stumble across a brand-new-sealed-in-plastic DVD set of the original BBC production of "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy"! Well, suffice to say that we all loved it. The pure simplicity -- actually, downright TACKINESS! -- of the sets reminded us of the early Star Trek days. The writing was very much in synch with the books that Adams wrote, which is to say Delightfully Funny! i.e.: "Early civilizations thought that the Universe began by being sneezed out of the nose of the Great Green Arkleseizure, and therfore lived in dread of the day they called The Coming of The Great White Handkercief!" Eventually there were six books in -- as he called them -- the Increasingly Inaccurately Named "Hitchhiker's Trilogy"!
But onward to the 'modern' or Digital Version. Actually, VERY well done. As an aside, it should be known that Adams was in the process of negoiating for the film (and probably for the screenplay as well) when he suffered a heart attack and passed away. The entire and correct backstory remains a bit fuzzy, but most of what I think he would have wanted is there. A bit of a twist on the characters, the lovely visual effects, and the generally outstanding sets make this a Sci-Fi lovers' delight. If the verbage is mostly sarccastic, it's meant to be. If it is also rude at times, then read the books for verification! Adams had a rather quirky view of the Universe, and while Einstein said that "God does not play dice with the Universe", Adams had other ideas. The two-headed Zaphod Beetlebrox is one, the nasty and unrepentent Vogons another (mirroring what some may say are modern day civil servants!), and dare we say that The Restaurant At The End Of The Universe is very anti-Einstein, not to mention entirely non-Newtonian! And then there is the "Infinite Improbability Drive" of the Universe's Greatest Starship... Leaves warp speed in the dust, but with no sense of direction!
There are just too many little idiosyncrasies to mention, but most of what can make a decent rendition of the Adams' books are here. I loved the pure vision of the film and only wished it had gone on longer!
If any of what I have written strikes your fancy, then you might want to investigate Douglas Adams' other works -- most likely only available in the U.K. -- "Dirk Gently's Holistic Dectective Agency" (which spoecializes in finding lost cats - at a price!) and another great mystery/adventure called "The Long Lost Teatime Of The Soul" ("the demolished air terminal kiosk looked like the work of a God... But which one?"). Either of these mostly unknown gems would make a great film on their own! Ask Amazon for help in getting these books. They should be modern classics of a kind not usually seen in any universe!
Even in 'regular' DVD resolution the film is VERY good. I bought my first copy long before Blu-Ray was available and someday hope to jump into the more detailed version . However, don't YOU wait! Just hitch a ride in The Heart of Gold and -- whatever you do -- remember where your towel is!!
Lavivan
I discovered Douglas Adams and the Hitchhiker's Guide (Hitch Hiker's Guide for those who prefer it in it's original English) when I was in high school. I devoured each book as I could afford it, always eager for more. I was thrilled when the trilogy expanded. When the PBS station out of Washington DC started playing the BBC TV show, I was in heaven. And when the NPR station I listened to at college started playing the original radio show, I rigged up a way to record the shows on audio cassette so I wouldn't miss an episode.

So you can understand my embarrassment when I admit that I have yet to see the movie. But I've done the next best thing-I've read the book about making the movie. And I want to see the movie even more now.

This book is incredible. The pictures include not only final set designs, but the various stages that the designs went through. The Guide itself is pictured in every incarnation it went through. The Heart of Gold is shown in all its splendor. The costuming for Marvin, everyone's favorite paranoid android, is shown in enough detail to make me feel very sorry for the actor who had to wear it. Concept sketches abound. Any book that shows the actual bypass plans for both the Cottington bypass (inside front) and the Hyperspace bypass that requires the demolition of the Earth (inside back) has to be on every fan's must-read list.

The justification for changing parts of the "original" story are made in the book as well. True Hitchhiker's fans need no justification, though-we know that none of the various forms that the story has taken agrees with any other version. It should come as no surprise that the movie is different from the books, which were different from the TV series, which was different from the radio show, which is different from the lunchbox...

Anyone who watches movies and wonders "How did they DO that?" needs this book. Any Douglas Adams fan needs this book. Anyone who has ever written Vogon poetry needs this book.

The movie came out on DVD on Tuesday of this week. It's been out two whole days, and I haven't bought it yet. This book will get me through until I can get my copy-I might even be able to hold out for the collector's edition that will surely come out soon.
Budar
OK, so you've read the books (several times), seen the movie (several times), going to buy the DVD when it comes out. Why would you want to buy a book on the movie?

Well, maybe because you want to see how they did some things. Maybe because the still shots in the movie give you time to look at what you are seeing for a while instead of being forced to go on to something else.

The making of a major motion picture like this is a big effort combining the talents of a lot of highly skilled folk. If you're into movies, knowing how they had to import material for Arthur Dent's pajamas from Turkey makes a very good trivia point to have at your fingertips.

I guess there's really no good good, solid, sound reason to buy this book. Except I like it, I found the pictures and writing to be fun to read. I've loaned it out to a few other fans. Good reason or not, I think you should go out and buy it.
Azago
I've been obsessed with H2G2 lately, and as soon as I heard about this book, I had to get it. There are many pictures in here, from concept drawings to in-depth photos and diagrams of practically everything. It explains the Vogons and what they had to do to get them moving, the Guide's appearance, each character's personality and clothing, Magrathea's factory floor... even everything about Arthur's house.

My only complaint, and it's a small one, is that Arthur, Zaphod, and Trillian get four pages of coverage, while Ford only gets two. Then again, I'm a huge Ford fan, so I'm biased.

If you're a fan, you must get this book.
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