Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Curiosity killed my imagination.

All right, so I wasn't too stressed when I found out that Martin Freeman was playing Arthur Dent in the forthcoming HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY. For crying out loud, he played Tim in The Office. But after years and years of hearing friends tell me I'd like the book, I figured I should read it before I see the movie, so that, even for a few fleeting weeks (it comes out at the end of April), I'd have an idea about how I'd imagine it before the movie wiped all those images away with special effects and Hollywood stars.

This morning I had forty pages left, and was guite happy to read it picturing Freeman as Dent. Again, the guy's a slice of fried gold, yeah? With twenty pages left I figured I could go to work and then read the rest when I got home.

I checked out Amazon -- with all the online sales the Archive does on Amazon, it's like a third store -- and saw the new trailer being debuted. Impulse clicked the mouse, and what did I find? Well, Mos Def and Sam Rockwell. They're actually good choices, but...well...not as cool as the people I cast in my head.



  1. Just know that the new version will be infinitely better than the old BBC series with it's wooden acting and wacky special effects. The Guide is well-animated and that's about all I can say about it.