Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy trailer!
Posted: Wed, 16th Feb 2005, 9:51pm
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Posted: Wed, 16th Feb 2005, 9:55pm
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Saw this yesterday and I thought it looked real good. The reviews i've read of the movie seem quite positive. How can the movie go wrong when it has Alan Rickman and John Malkovitch in it?
Here's a larger non streamed version of that trailer: http://loudnoises.org/SA/Hitchhikersguide.mov
Excuse the timecode and the Do Not Duplicate on it. And the pixelie quality. lol.
Posted: Thu, 17th Feb 2005, 12:26am
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Wow, the movie actually looks better than the book, and I didn't even like the book.
Posted: Thu, 17th Feb 2005, 12:38am
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jstow222 wrote:Wow, the movie actually looks better than the book, and I didn't even like the book.
well that sais something....or nothing....or...
I can't wait. Looks like "da bomb"
Posted: Thu, 17th Feb 2005, 1:17am
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I have a good feeling about this. Perhaps this year's Shaun of the Dead? Quirky British-styled comedy that everyone rather likes?
The spade bit is pure genius.
Posted: Thu, 17th Feb 2005, 1:24am
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haha, yes, I watched that part twice.
Posted: Thu, 17th Feb 2005, 1:52am
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Shaun of the Dead is awesome. If it is anything like that humor wise it shall rocketh.
Posted: Thu, 17th Feb 2005, 3:07am
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Serpent wrote:Shaun of the Dead is awesome. If it is anything like that humor wise it shall rocketh.
Looks quite "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"-ish to me. (which is a good thing) Some nice, witty british humor is what this kind of a movie needs. From what I could tell, its two of my actor faves. Sam Rockwell and Mos Def.
Posted: Thu, 17th Feb 2005, 3:21am
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atom wrote:Looks quite "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"-ish to me. (which is a good thing) Some nice, witty british humor is what this kind of a movie needs.
Well that's what the books and radio series have all been about, roughly, so I don't see how that could be omitted from the film version.
Pulling it off though, yeah, that's another question.
Posted: Thu, 17th Feb 2005, 3:32am
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Considering Douglas Adams was the one writing the screenplay through it's several incarnations right up until his death, the movie should reflect the tone of the books. Douglas even wrote a new character into the movie specificaly for John Malcovich.
Posted: Thu, 17th Feb 2005, 10:39pm
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looks very cool. I've been meaning to pick up the books, but haven't gotten around to it. I HAVE to now.
Posted: Fri, 18th Feb 2005, 12:08am
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that's so cool, at first the teaser made it look like the whole thing was animation...like animated people but the trailer is awesome. I read the book and it was cool, i will be interested to see how the movie turns out.
Posted: Mon, 28th Feb 2005, 6:32pm
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Posted: Mon, 28th Feb 2005, 6:39pm
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Edited: there's another one, and its better
Posted: Mon, 28th Feb 2005, 6:41pm
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The new one is genius. Takes it's cue from the Comedian trailer, which was also genius, and runs with it. Superb stuff. Even if it wasn't Stephen Fry doing the voice of the Guide, it'd still be spot-on - with him, it's just glorious.
Best film of the year candidate!
Posted: Mon, 28th Feb 2005, 8:32pm
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I love Hitchhiker's Guide the book & the radio play, & I'm sure I will love this too.
Martin Freeman as Arthur Dent is great casting. He was one of the best things about The Office & this should catapult him to stardom. Be interesting to see what he does next.
Posted: Mon, 28th Feb 2005, 8:33pm
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Martin Freeman is indeed perfect as Arthur. I just hope it doesn't pigeonhole him into the 'bumbling Englishman' role previously filled by Hugh Grant.
Posted: Mon, 28th Feb 2005, 8:36pm
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Yeah, that's what I mean. It would be a pity if he was pigeonholed. I don't think he will though, he's better than that.
Posted: Mon, 28th Feb 2005, 10:23pm
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I did some hunting, and I found a direct link to the big quicktime trailer
on the official site.
I'm worried. Being such a massive H2G2 fan that in the past I exchanged emails with the great man himself, I naturally want the movie to be perfect, and a couple of things bother me.
If you look at the part where Slarti and Arthur are moving through Magrathea (I think that's where they are, the red bit near the end anyway) you can see the telltale blue edging around Martin Freeman, which makes me think they haven't used Chromanator!
Also, it's been shot in HD by the look, and certain parts (Zaphod dropping the ice in the glasses) have the hatching you get when it's not been deinterlaced properly.
Hopefully these are little tweaks they didn't have the time or inclination to fix for the trailer, or something went wrong with the trailer's compression.
*crosses fingers, holds breath, etc etc...*
Posted: Mon, 28th Feb 2005, 11:05pm
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Well, first off, a major movie like this is not going to be interlaced! That will just be an artefect of the compression, so don't panic. I've also not heard of them shooting digitally, so presume they've shot on film. I don't know for certain either way, but if they've shot HD then that would be fine as it is a very stable format now.
Don't worry too much about compositing issues, as trailers usually feature early effects work, plus the method for creating trailers often results in things looking worse. Check out the Hulk trailers, for example - the Hulk looks absolutely terrible, but in the movie itself it was very good.
Posted: Mon, 28th Feb 2005, 11:20pm
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I know intellectually that they'll be doing it properly, I just get all anal and neurotic about H2G2
Posted: Tue, 1st Mar 2005, 10:03pm
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Blue edging around someone for a movie comp?? I'd like to check that out as film is the easiest thing to key.
I really hope you were joking about using Chrominator for a feature film..
I'm really excited about this film. Counting down the days until the 29th. Who else is brining a towel with them to the movie?EDIT:
I see what you mean. It's blue spill on the blurred edges of Arthurs robe as it flaps in the wind. Maybe they had a problem with eliminating the spill in the small time they might have gotten to do the shot for the trailer.
Or it could be some lighting they had for the shoot shining on Arthur. I don't see why they'd do people against bluescreen as green yields a better result.
Posted: Fri, 4th Mar 2005, 6:03pm
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Maybe it was already posted.. I didn´t check.
Here is the highquality-special-ugo-trailerhttp://bvim-qt.vitalstream.com/HitchhikersGuide/HG2TG_InternetTrailer_2237_3000.mov
Posted: Fri, 4th Mar 2005, 6:49pm
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yup it was, it's in my first post on this thread
Posted: Fri, 4th Mar 2005, 7:24pm
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CurtinParloe wrote:yup it was, it's in my first post on this thread
Ok then... ít´s a mirror.. Yeah I just want to post another link for it
Posted: Fri, 4th Mar 2005, 9:19pm
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cool, jus' messin' wid ya
Posted: Fri, 4th Mar 2005, 9:56pm
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I'm actually somewhat happy that the film is taking the story of Hitchhiker's Guide and taking parts of it in a new direction. Though I love all of the source material to death, having the movie be the same as the radio play, book and TV series would be pretty lame.
Plus, Sam Rockwell and Martin Freeman were perfectly cast. I was a little worried about Mos Def, but that passed extremely quickly. And I love how Simon Jones is going to be the Magrathean recorded message guy.