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Josh and Hitchhiker's [Mar. 19th, 2006|02:20 am]
toosuto is in town, so I went over to the Floyds' to see him a little bit this evening. Along with Kate, Thomas, & Karen (the latter two for only a little while), we watched Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy and then hung out and talked for a while. Then I stopped to get groceries on the way home.

The movie was... it was fine. It was pretty well-done, but it was totally different from the books, and I really like the way the books go. It's not so much the characters and the setting and the FX all looking and sounding different from my mental picture -- you can't help that, and they weren't actually too terribly far off. It was mostly that the pacing was so different. Dialogue much faster or slower than I would always read it. Things which take a long time to describe in writing conveyed in moments with visuals, and vice-versa. The bits featuring the Guide itself were probably the best match to what I expected -- nearly perfect in delivery, and the graphics had some wonderful little add-ons.

So I enjoyed it, but I enjoyed getting to see a visiting friend more.

[User Picture]From: zalena
2006-03-19 07:38 am (UTC)
Oddly, I really liked the movie. I liked it much better than the book, which I found simultaneously boring and incomprehensible and vaguely ew! The movie made me see why everyone else liked the book so much. I was totally entertained. But then I saw it at a dollar theatre, so my expectations weren't high.
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From: toosuto
2006-03-22 09:18 am (UTC)
I really wish that I had more time. Y'know like all the time or any old time. At least I capped the trip right, with a beautiful new baby.
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