The movie goer's guide to the making of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
This is an enjoyable documentary. We focus on the development hell this movie went through, it took over 20 years to get made. At one point, Spike Jonze was going to direct it, but I think it is a good idea that he didn't do it, because Jonze's style might be too weird for 'Hitchhiker's'.
We see Garth and Nick doing a pitch for the studio and then getting the film greenlit causing them to scream in the car for joy.
Then we get to the casting as we see everyone at the table read.
We even have interviews with the cast as they're being driven to work. They also explain how they get into acting in the first place.
We have two really geeky men arguing about how the spell 'Hitchhiker's' in the title. You just look at them and shake your head.
We see the Heart of Gold set being built and counted how many lights were used.
All the actors who played the Vogons had to go to 'Vogon school', much like actors who played zombies. Composer Jody said that for the Vogon's theme, he had to create the most boring theme in the world.
Sam Rockwell, for Zaphod's second head, had to be shot in front of a blue screen whilst wearing a blue shirt.
Footage of Stephen Fry, Bill Bailey and the League of Gentlemen are shown recording their voice overs.
Garth said that he was sick filming the Viltvodle scene and somebody screaming orders on a walkie talkie was making things better.
Humma Kuvula's choir was filmed in a real English church.
Finally, we have the big event, the premiere. You can't help but feel excited for the cast and crew as they enter the cinema.
If you liked the film, then you will enjoy this documentary.
Hitchhiker's fans will be over the moon to hear actual audio footage of Douglas Adams being interviewed.
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