History Film / TheHitchHikersGuideToTheGalaxy

21st Sep '17 11:39:18 PM polooglu
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* JerkassRealization: Zaphod thanks to the POV gun.

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* JerkassRealization: Zaphod thanks to the POV gun. It's telling that his behavior and treatment of the others gets better after he's shot with it.
20th Sep '17 9:43:57 AM RadiatedRonin
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* PunchClockVillain: Invoked by the Vogon as [[spoiler: Zaphod and crew escape the Vogsphere, the Vogon President [[ItMakesSenseInContext takes a bit of crab to the face]]. He then decides to lead the hunt for Zaphod "personally", but is interrupted by the whistles announcing lunch. All the Vogon immediately stop working, giving the heroes at least an hour headstart. The Vogons may be all about revenge for slights, but ''won't'' work through lunch!]]
21st Aug '17 1:14:02 AM TitoMosquito
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** Presumably all species regard humans as this for being so incredibly wrong with how they assume the universe works.
21st Jul '17 8:13:49 PM FordPrefect
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* BadVibrations: The cup on Arthur's table shakes violently and fall off due to the drilling outside the house.
* BalefulPolymorph: Happens briefly to the main cast a couple of times courtesy of the Infinite Improbability Drive.

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* BadVibrations: The cup on Arthur's table shakes violently and fall falls off due to the drilling outside the house.
* BalefulPolymorph: Happens briefly to the main cast a couple of times times, courtesy of the Infinite Improbability Drive.



* BBCQuarry: Vogsphere

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* BBCQuarry: VogsphereVogsphere.



* DenserAndWackier: A lot of the fundamental elements of the first book make it in, but are crowded together to make room for a largely original second act. New arrivals to the franchise may find some scenes sheer ''randomness'' - for instance, the Vogon Poetry session has lost all foreshadowing and explanation.

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* DenserAndWackier: A lot of the fundamental elements of the first book make it in, but are crowded together to make room for a largely original second act. New arrivals to the franchise may find some scenes sheer ''randomness'' - for instance, the Vogon Poetry session has lost pretty much all foreshadowing and explanation.



* EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture: Fitting considering Creator/DouglasAdams was allegedly the first[[note]] Its disputed between him and Creator/StephenFry[[/note]] man to buy an Apple computer in England.
** The Starship Heart of Gold

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* EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture: Fitting considering Creator/DouglasAdams was allegedly the first[[note]] Its It's disputed between him and Creator/StephenFry[[/note]] man to buy an Apple computer in England.
** The Starship Heart of GoldGold.



* EyeLightsOut: Played straight then inverted by Marvin.

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* EyeLightsOut: Played straight straight, then inverted by Marvin.



* FedToTheBeast: The vogons try to execute Trillian by feedign her to the Ravenous Buglatter Beast of Traal.

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* FedToTheBeast: The vogons Vogons try to execute Trillian by feedign feeding her to the Ravenous Buglatter Beast of Traal.



* FreezeFrameBonus: When Arthur is standing in the middle of the wreckage of his house whith the Vogon ships above him, you can see a newspaper on the ground with a headline telling us about the dolphins vanishing from the Earth.

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* FreezeFrameBonus: When Arthur is standing in the middle of the wreckage of his house whith with the Vogon ships above him, you can see a newspaper on the ground with a headline telling us about the dolphins vanishing from the Earth.



* HairTriggerSoundEffect: : The AstronomicZoom from the beginning of the film. FIFTY-FIVE jump cuts. FIFTY-FIVE dramatic stings.
* HumansAreMorons: We have always assumed that we were the most intelligent species occupying the planet, instead of the ''third'' most intelligent, behind mice, and dolphins, the latter of whom curiously knew of the impending destruction of the planet Earth.

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* HairTriggerSoundEffect: : The AstronomicZoom from the beginning of the film. FIFTY-FIVE jump cuts. FIFTY-FIVE dramatic stings.
* HumansAreMorons: We have always assumed that we were the most intelligent species occupying the planet, instead of the ''third'' most intelligent, behind mice, mice and dolphins, the latter of whom curiously knew of the impending destruction of the planet Earth.



* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy. {{Lampshaded}} by Marvin. When the group is surronded by blaster wielding Vogons, everyone takes cover except Marvin who remarks that Vogons are the "worst marksman in the galaxy." Then, he is immediately shot in the back of the head.
* InAWorld: The trailer was narrated by the titular ''Guide'', and formatted in the style of an official Guide entry on movie trailers, spoken by Creator/StephenFry in a pleasant BBC-announcer voice, except for when he says that "trailers often employ '''''[[Creator/DonLaFontaine a deep voice]], that sounds like a seven foot tall man who's been smoking cigarettes since childhood.''''' (clears throat as he returns to normal)." It consisted of one continuous LampshadeHanging and parody of science fiction action movie tropes. It can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbGNcoB2Y4I here]].

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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy. {{Lampshaded}} by Marvin. When the group is surronded surrounded by blaster wielding Vogons, everyone takes cover except Marvin Marvin, who remarks that Vogons are the "worst marksman marksmen in the galaxy." Then, Then he is immediately shot in the back of the head.
* InAWorld: The trailer [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbGNcoB2Y4I trailer]] was narrated by the titular ''Guide'', and formatted in the style of an official Guide entry on movie trailers, spoken by Creator/StephenFry in a pleasant BBC-announcer voice, except for when he says that "trailers often employ '''''[[Creator/DonLaFontaine a deep voice]], that sounds like a seven foot tall man who's been smoking cigarettes since childhood.''''' (clears throat as he returns to normal)." It consisted of one continuous LampshadeHanging and parody of science fiction action movie tropes. It can be found [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbGNcoB2Y4I here]].



--> "The goal is to provide a piece of advertising that is original and exciting, yet intelligent and provactive - in other words: [[StuffBlowingUp lots of things blowing up]]." ''(cue rapid series of clips of explosions from other films)''

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--> "The goal is to provide a piece of advertising that is original and exciting, yet intelligent and provactive provocative - in other words: [[StuffBlowingUp lots of things blowing up]]." ''(cue rapid series of clips of explosions from other films)''



* LightBulbJoke: One of the questions Arthur proposes to the answer JustForFun/FortyTwo is "How many vogons does it take to screw in a lightbulb?"

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* LightBulbJoke: One of the questions Arthur proposes to the answer JustForFun/FortyTwo is "How many vogons Vogons does it take to screw in a lightbulb?"



* LyricalDissonance: The last ever dolphin message was misinterpreted as a surprisingly sophisticated attempt to do a double backward sommersalt through a hoop while whistling the Star-Spangled Banner, when in fact the message was this: "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish." Cue a very upbeat and catchy tune with a choir singing about the impending destruction of the Earth. "The world's about to be destroyed / There's no point getting all annoyed / Lie back and let the planet dissolve around you"
* MassOhCrap: "Um, people of Earth, this is Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz of the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council. As you are probably aware, plans for the development of the outlying regions of the Galaxy involve the building of a hyperspatial express route through your star system. And your planet is one of those scheduled for demolition." We are shown shots of various locations around the world that show that ''every single person'' is screaming in terror. Which is either utterly hillarious or utterly horrifying. Except for that one serene woman who sips her tea even as the world ends[[note]]Played by Douglas Adam's mother, no less[[/note]]. "Thereís no point in acting surprised about it. The plans and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for '''fifty''' Earth years. If you canít be bothered to take an interest in local affairs, thatís your own lookout. Apathetic bloody planet. I've no sympathy at all."

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* LyricalDissonance: The last ever dolphin message was misinterpreted as a surprisingly sophisticated attempt to do a double backward sommersalt somersault through a hoop while whistling the Star-Spangled Banner, when in fact the message was this: "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish." Cue a very upbeat and catchy tune with a choir singing about the impending destruction of the Earth. "The world's about to be destroyed / There's no point getting all annoyed / Lie back and let the planet dissolve around you"
* MassOhCrap: "Um, people of Earth, this is Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz of the Galactic Hyperspace Planning Council. As you are probably aware, plans for the development of the outlying regions of the Galaxy involve the building of a hyperspatial express route through your star system. And your planet is one of those scheduled for demolition." We are shown shots of various locations around the world that show that ''every single person'' is screaming in terror. Which is either utterly hillarious hilarious or utterly horrifying. Except for that one serene woman who sips her tea even as the world ends[[note]]Played by Douglas Adam's mother, no less[[/note]]. "Thereís no point in acting surprised about it. The plans and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for '''fifty''' Earth years. If you canít be bothered to take an interest in local affairs, thatís your own lookout. Apathetic bloody planet. I've no sympathy at all."



** There's a Hyper-intelligent shade of Blue present at in the first Deep Thought scene. [[spoiler:Look to the Left of the gates when they're opened]]

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** There's a Hyper-intelligent shade of Blue present at in the first Deep Thought scene. [[spoiler:Look to the Left left of the gates when they're opened]]opened.]]



** Right before the Earth is destroyed by the Vogon we get an AstronomicZoom that goes from ground level to seeing the entire earth in a dramatic series of ''fifty-five'' jump-cuts. With every single beat.

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** Right before the Earth is destroyed by the Vogon Vogons, we get an AstronomicZoom that goes from ground level to seeing the entire earth in a dramatic series of ''fifty-five'' jump-cuts. With every single beat.



* PoorCommunicationKills: The dolphins made many attempts to alert mankind to the impending destruction of the planet Earth, but most of these attempts misinterpreted as amusing attempts to punch footballs or whistle for tidbits. So they eventually decided that they would leave Earth by their own means. The last ever dolphin message was a surprisingly sophisticated attempt to a double backwards somersault through a hoop while whistling the Star Spangled Banner, when in fact the message was this: "So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish."

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* PoorCommunicationKills: The dolphins made many attempts to alert mankind to the impending destruction of the planet Earth, but most of these attempts were misinterpreted as amusing attempts to punch footballs or whistle for tidbits. So they eventually decided that they would leave Earth by their own means. The last ever dolphin message was seen as a surprisingly sophisticated attempt to at a double backwards somersault through a hoop while whistling the Star Spangled Banner, when in fact the message was this: "So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish."



* SceneryPorn: The Magrathean' planet factory floor.
* SedgwickSpeech
--> '''Marvin''' I don't know what all the fuss is about, Vogons are the worst marksmen in the galaxy. [''Zap''] Ow.

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* SceneryPorn: The Magrathean' Magratheans' planet factory floor.
* SedgwickSpeech
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--> '''Marvin''' '''Marvin''': I don't know what all the fuss is about, Vogons are the worst marksmen in the galaxy. [''Zap''] Ow.



* SpiderLimbs: Humma Kavula

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* SpiderLimbs: Humma KavulaKavula.



* StiffUpperLip: You can see Creator/DouglasAdams mother sitting outside a cafe reading a paper even as the world ends.

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* StiffUpperLip: You can see Creator/DouglasAdams Creator/DouglasAdams' mother sitting outside a cafe reading a paper even as the world ends.



* TheNameIsBondJamesBond: Arthur introduces himself several times as, "Dent. Arthur Dent." Which means, "Late as in the late Dentarthurdent."

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* TheNameIsBondJamesBond: Arthur introduces himself several times as, "Dent. Arthur Dent." Which means, "Late leads Slartibartfast to comment, "Late, as in the late Dentarthurdent."
21st Jul '17 7:50:45 PM FordPrefect
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** Marvin from the original TV series can be seen at the Vogsphere cue; Arthur even takes a DoubleTake while passing him.

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** Marvin from the original TV series can be seen at the Vogsphere cue; queue; Arthur even takes a DoubleTake while passing him.
3rd Jul '17 2:38:59 PM Mdumas43073
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For two decades, a [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie version]] of Creator/DouglasAdams's ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' rotted in Main/DevelopmentHell. But in 2003, pre-production began, and in 2005, an all-out big-budget feature film rolled out to theaters, directed by Garth Jennings and featuring an AllStarCast.

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For two decades, a [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie version]] adaptation]] of Creator/DouglasAdams's ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' rotted in Main/DevelopmentHell. But in 2003, pre-production began, and in 2005, an all-out big-budget feature film rolled out to theaters, directed by Garth Jennings and featuring an AllStarCast.
3rd Jul '17 2:37:46 PM Mdumas43073
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For two decades, a [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie version]] of Douglas Adams's ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' rotted in Main/DevelopmentHell. But in 2003, pre-production began, and in 2005, an all-out big-budget feature film rolled out to theaters, directed by Garth Jennings and featuring an AllStarCast.

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For two decades, a [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie version]] of Douglas Adams's Creator/DouglasAdams's ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' rotted in Main/DevelopmentHell. But in 2003, pre-production began, and in 2005, an all-out big-budget feature film rolled out to theaters, directed by Garth Jennings and featuring an AllStarCast.
3rd Jul '17 2:37:25 PM Mdumas43073
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For two decades, a [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie version]] of Douglas Adams's ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' rotted in Main/DevelopmentHell. But in 2003, pre-production began, and in 2005, an all-out big-budget feature film rolled out to theaters.

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For two decades, a [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie version]] of Douglas Adams's ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' rotted in Main/DevelopmentHell. But in 2003, pre-production began, and in 2005, an all-out big-budget feature film rolled out to theaters.
theaters, directed by Garth Jennings and featuring an AllStarCast.
3rd Jul '17 2:33:24 PM Mdumas43073
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For two decades, a movie version of Douglas Adams' ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' rotted in Main/DevelopmentHell. But in 2003, pre-production began, and in 2005, an all-out big-budget feature film rolled out to theaters.

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For two decades, a [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie version version]] of Douglas Adams' Adams's ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' rotted in Main/DevelopmentHell. But in 2003, pre-production began, and in 2005, an all-out big-budget feature film rolled out to theaters.
4th May '17 1:43:40 AM Arivne
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* DivingSave: When Arthur Dent first meets Ford, Ford is standing in the middle of the road trying to greet an approaching car. Arthur runs over and pulls him out of the way, saving his life.
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