"The Hitchhikers Guide" and "Red Mars" - my dream is to see them big budget movi

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  1. buffys Registered Loser Registered Senior Member

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    "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" - Douglas Adams
    "Red Mars", "Green Mars", "Blue Mars" - Kim Stanley Robinson

    I know they are very different kinds of sci-fi but i desperately want to see these books in particular on the big screen with a big budget.

    I also saw some people mentioned "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card, that's another good one.

    any thoughts?
     
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  3. edgar Registered Senior Member

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    i hate hitch hikers....it was hte most pointless book i ever started to read. i just couldnt get past the 40th page.
     
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  5. Nasor Valued Senior Member

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    I loved Kim Stanley Robinson's 'Mars' books, but I don’t think that they would make a very good movie. So much of the books were about character development and personal interaction that it would be awfully hard to turn them into an interesting movie.
     
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  7. buffys Registered Loser Registered Senior Member

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    edgar, i understand your dislike that book is really a love it or hate it kind of thing. I was actually introduced to them first on audiobook (read by the author and unabridged) and i fell in love. I find that pythonesque humour hilarious.

    Nasor, I had thought the same as you untill the release of LOTR (also very character driven and complex but they did a satisfactory job) now, I think it MAY be possible. I'd just love to see somone, properly motivated and funded give Robinsons books a shot. It'll either work or it won't, trying can't hurt.

    by the way did u read the 4th book? "martians" i believe its called, I just started it. In my opinion this serise is one of the best written and most thought provoking sci-fi ive ever read. I pull them out about once a year and get something new every time.
     
  8. Nasor Valued Senior Member

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    No, I've only read the Red, Gren, and Blue books. I didn't know that there was a new one out. I'll have to pick it up.
     
  9. edgar Registered Senior Member

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    They prolly will make a movie about hitchhikers...in Great britan.
     
  10. Dr Lou Natic Unnecessary Surgeon Registered Senior Member

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    I am not surprised one bit that YOU edgar do not like "A hitchhikers guide to the galaxy"

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    I think it would make a great movie. It would need to be altered a bit though.
     
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    Nasor,

    I cant officially recomend "martians" just because i've barely started it, but if its even close to the quality of the others ill be happy.
     
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    Dr Lou Natic

    Quote - "It would need to be altered a bit though."

    True buts thats always the case when transferring a book to the screen, the unabridged audiobooks alone are about 5 hours in length so some things would have to go or at least change. Its a shame but even I couldn't take a 5 hr movie.
     
  13. edgar Registered Senior Member

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    wHy arent you surprised?
     
  14. Pollux V Ra Bless America Registered Senior Member

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    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy should be made into a computer-animated movie, like Shrek. It's one of my favorite books ever however I doubt any filmmaker would be able to do it justice.
     
  15. buffys Registered Loser Registered Senior Member

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    Standard movie or 3d animation, I just want the show!

    I couldn't agree more Pollux V, those books are (in my opinion) frigg'n masterpeices! I have all the audiobooks on my ipod (kinda sad in a, "oh my god am i ever a geek" kind of way but what can i say). The best part is they are read by douglas adams himself, i love them!
     
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    also keep in mind, whether its 3d or standard its made by a filmmaker in both cases. 3d in itself is just another tool, the creator is the important thing.
     
  17. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    Aaah the hitch hitcher guide was already made into a movie. It started out as a radio program, then books then TV series, then motion picture. All this happen late 70’s early 80’s and yes it was all made in England. Yes the greatest sci-fi comedy of all time.

    As for Red Mars: that was the most boring piece of crap I ever had the unpleasantness to read, if there was ever a nazi book burning festival today it would be one of the book I would bring that and the rest of the series for kindling.

    I did like his other book a bit better "Icehenge"

    Here are some links on the "Guide"

    SIGN PETITION FOR MOVIE NOW!!!
    http://www.petitiononline.com/h2g3tm/petition.html

    Bitish Movie Review
    http://www.movieprop.com/tvandmovie/reviews/hitchhikersguide.htm

    News on Hollywood movie progress
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/2264265.stm

    I second that!
     
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  18. buffys Registered Loser Registered Senior Member

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    WellCookedFetus,

    Im surprised that you didn't like the "mars chronicles" (i think thats what Robinsons series is called anyway). Its really one of the best ive ever read, just goes to show how different our perspectives can be. you love "hitchhikers", I love "hitchhikers" yet we are opposites on the other ... thats neat.
     
  19. NenarTronian Teenaged Transhumanist Registered Senior Member

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    WCF just sucks, all 4 Mars books rocked, RED MARS is my favorite scifi book of all time. The drama, the technology, the world so easily recognizable as our own, the characters and their evolution... Hitchhiker's guide books are equally fantastic, hilarious, great!

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