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Post by Eldorion on Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:13 am

To be fair to Orwell, I felt the much the same as he did when I was 12 years old and my mom told me to clean my room. Very Happy
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Post by Orwell on Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:44 am

Eldorion wrote:To be fair to Orwell, I felt the much the same as he did when I was 12 years old and my mom told me to clean my room. Very Happy

What's your Mother's name so I can put her on a certain list I'm compiling - your name's near the top {{{I won't mention a certain Scotshobbit just now) - for future actioning! Mad

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Post by Ringdrotten on Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:58 am

Says something about the respectability of this place that this thread numbers a sad two pages.

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Post by halfwise on Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:46 pm

Odo hasn't been so active as late. And of course society has been spinning out of control.

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:04 pm

Clearly it's because we're so respectable in all our other threads that this one simply isn't needed. Clearly. Rolling Eyes
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Post by bungobaggins on Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:12 pm

Moon

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Re: Respectability Thread

Post by Eldorion on Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:29 pm

Extremely Crabbit
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Post by halfwise on Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:32 pm

Our mayor is reminiscent of a certain president of the galaxy. Rolling Eyes

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Post by Eldorion on Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:34 pm

{{{Hopefully he's just as good at his real job as said president was.}}}
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Re: Respectability Thread

Post by azriel on Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:38 pm

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Re: Respectability Thread

Post by halfwise on Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:05 pm

I rather liked that movie, btw, despite Alan Rickman incomprehensibly falling flat as Marvin.

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Post by bungobaggins on Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:10 pm

I liked the movie too, but I think they should have either scrapped Zaphod's second head or just gone with the traditional two heads like in the book. The under-the-chin head just didn't work.

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Post by halfwise on Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:53 pm

Having seen the more traditional two heads tried in the TV show, I think the movie was the better call. It's one of those things that can work in a book, but just can't work visually...not for a primary character.

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Re: Respectability Thread

Post by Bluebottle on Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:29 pm

I'm respectable. (Sometimes.) Shrugging

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Re: Respectability Thread

Post by Bluebottle on Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:33 pm

Eldorion wrote:{{{Hopefully he's just as good at his real job as said president was.}}}

{{{This. The last thing Forumshire needs is effective Governement.}}}

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Re: Respectability Thread

Post by Bluebottle on Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:34 pm

{{{He said to the admin.

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Re: Respectability Thread

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:45 am

Having seen the more traditional two heads tried in the TV show, I think the movie was the better call. It's one of those things that can work in a book, but just can't work visually...not for a primary character.- Halfy

I dont think you could do it on film unless you make the extra head cgi, and that would be expensive for every shot and very tricky to do.
But the head under the chin thing didnt work for me, it takes away the point of him having two heads and would be better off just left out and not mentioned.
Sadly this means you lose a chunk of Zaphods personality, as the heads talk to each other quite a lot (an effect easily achieved in the original radio plays by just using right and left sound channels for each head).
Less said about Marvin in the film the better though. Mad (what was wrong with getting the original actor in to do it? He is brilliant and knows the part inside out and has played Marvin on and off now for half a century). And whilst I thought the films Ford was good, he is just not as good as the original Ford.

The other big issue with the film is the plot. As Hitchhikers was written in a bit of a wing and a prayer and very much made up as it went along, and then was further straightened out and tightened in the book editions, it is not very suitable for adaptation.
Oddly enough from the third book onwards (Tertiary phase on the radio version) through the entire Krikket war stuff is a perfectly suitable story to adapt.




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