Sunday, April 10, 2005

The "Hithhiker's Guide..." movie

In my travesting blogspot via the Next blog-button, I found a link to an early review of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie at A List Of Things Thrown Five Minutes Ago. As one have might feared, the results are not too good. A shame really.

Of course I'm not so bothered since I probably won't see it considering the review, but a shame for those who haven't come in contact with the Hitchhiker's series before. What's the probability that from seeing a bad film they'll want to read the book that it's based on? A book can certainly benefit from a good film adaptation (think Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter) but perhaps the opposite is true of bad adaptations. And based on how people these days have a tendency to see the film rather than read the book (does anyone know Gone with the Wind as anything else than a movie?), there is a real risk that when future generations want to find out about the Hitchhiker's series that their grandparents are talking about, the first thing they'll come across is a movie that's only known for being bad.

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