History Heartwarming / TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy

21st Sep '17 11:16:19 PM polooglu
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* Underplayed (to the point that it's in question if it was even intentional) but Zaphod seems to [[TookALevelInKindness take a level in kindness]] after Trillian and Ford take turns shooting him with the point of view gun; he's just as happy as the two of them to see Arthur arrive at their feast, makes a point of getting "''us''" out of danger when the Vogons arrive, expresses genuine sorrow at [[spoiler: Marvin's DisneyDeath]], apologizes to Arthur for getting his "spaceship" destroyed, and in the process calls him by the right name for the first time in the film.
15th Feb '17 3:56:47 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* A small one in MostlyHarmless that most [[FridgeLogic only really think about after reading the book]] is that, at the very end of the final book, Arthur is stood in the bar and looks at Ford. He could have looked at Trillian, the woman he loved, or his own daughter but he looks at Ford Prefect, the man who saved him from destruction of Earth in the first book and the alien doomed to die on Earth in the last.

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* A small one in MostlyHarmless ''Literature/MostlyHarmless'' that most [[FridgeLogic only really think about after reading the book]] is that, at the very end of the final book, Arthur is stood in the bar and looks at Ford. He could have looked at Trillian, the woman he loved, or his own daughter but he looks at Ford Prefect, the man who saved him from destruction of Earth in the first book and the alien doomed to die on Earth in the last.
12th Feb '17 10:53:40 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** This dedication is even more heartbreaking when you notice that it occurs exactly one hour and 42 minutes into the movie. Probably accidental, but still an amazing coincidence. Combine that with the last scene in the film, as the ''Heart of Gold'' activates the Infinite Improbability Drive, changing into various objects; the last thing it changes into is [[spoiler: the face of Douglas Adams.]]

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** This dedication is even more heartbreaking when you notice that it occurs exactly one hour and 42 minutes into the movie. Probably accidental, but still an amazing coincidence. Combine that with the last scene in the film, as the ''Heart of Gold'' activates the Infinite Improbability Drive, changing into various objects; the last thing it changes into is [[spoiler: the face of Douglas Adams.Creator/DouglasAdams.]]



* Another meta-example: Alan Rickman downplayed his voice over role as Marvin, and gave Warwick Davis the major credit for Marvin (similar to how David Hyde Pierce demurred in taking credit for the role as Abe Sapien in ''Film/{{Hellboy}}''.)

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* Another meta-example: Alan Rickman Creator/AlanRickman downplayed his voice over role as Marvin, and gave Warwick Davis Creator/WarwickDavis the major credit for Marvin (similar to how David Hyde Pierce Creator/DavidHydePierce demurred in taking credit for the role as Abe Sapien in ''Film/{{Hellboy}}''.)
24th Jan '17 10:00:58 AM Lullabee
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** Fenchurch's story about the picture of the raft and the otter, including that she's saying that hanging out with Arthur gives her the same feeling as she had when she realized the otter wasn't actually having to pull the raft, although that's nice too. The whole thing is pretty relatable and uplifting.
5th Dec '16 5:14:19 PM AnotherGuy
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--> '''Arthur''': Fine. Fine, take it! Because my head is filled with questions and I can assure you no answer to any one of them has ever brought me one iota of happiness! Except for one. The one. The only question I've ever wanted an answer to, is she the one? The answer bloody well isn't forty-two, it's yes. Undoubtedly, unequivocally, unabashedly yes. And for one week, one week in my sad little blip of an existence, it made me happy.

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--> '''Arthur''': Fine. Fine, take it! Because my head is filled with questions and I can assure you no answer to any one of them has ever brought me one iota of happiness! Except for one. The one. The only question I've ever wanted an answer to, is she the one? The answer bloody well isn't forty-two, it's yes. Undoubtedly, unequivocally, unabashedly yes. And for one week, one week in my sad little blip of an existence, it made me happy.happy.
* Another meta-example: Alan Rickman downplayed his voice over role as Marvin, and gave Warwick Davis the major credit for Marvin (similar to how David Hyde Pierce demurred in taking credit for the role as Abe Sapien in ''Film/{{Hellboy}}''.)
17th Mar '16 10:43:09 AM firejewel
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** This dedication is even more heartbreaking when you notice that it occurs exactly one hour and 42 minutes into the movie. Probably accidental, but still an amazing coincidence. Combine that with the last scene in the film, as the ''Heart of Gold'' activates the Infinite Improbability Drive, changing into various objects; the last thing it changes into is [[spoiler: the face of Douglas Adams.]]

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** This dedication is even more heartbreaking when you notice that it occurs exactly one hour and 42 minutes into the movie. Probably accidental, but still an amazing coincidence. Combine that with the last scene in the film, as the ''Heart of Gold'' activates the Infinite Improbability Drive, changing into various objects; the last thing it changes into is [[spoiler: the face of Douglas Adams.]]]]
* Arthur leading Ford, Zaphod and Marvin in a charge to save Trillian ([[ImprobableWeaponUser using Marvin's arm as a weapon no less]]}, who'd been captured by Vogons is both this and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]]. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Even if they got the wrong building...]]
* When Arthur finally admits how he feels about Trillian, as Lunkwill and Fook try to [[spoiler: remove his brain]].
--> '''Arthur''': Fine. Fine, take it! Because my head is filled with questions and I can assure you no answer to any one of them has ever brought me one iota of happiness! Except for one. The one. The only question I've ever wanted an answer to, is she the one? The answer bloody well isn't forty-two, it's yes. Undoubtedly, unequivocally, unabashedly yes. And for one week, one week in my sad little blip of an existence, it made me happy.
20th Jun '15 11:37:52 PM bassmedic87
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** This dedication is even more heartbreaking when you notice that it occurs exactly one hour and 42 minutes into the movie. Probably accidental, but still an amazing coincidence.

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** This dedication is even more heartbreaking when you notice that it occurs exactly one hour and 42 minutes into the movie. Probably accidental, but still an amazing coincidence. Combine that with the last scene in the film, as the ''Heart of Gold'' activates the Infinite Improbability Drive, changing into various objects; the last thing it changes into is [[spoiler: the face of Douglas Adams.]]
22nd Jan '15 2:57:26 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** Not just that, but [[spoiler: Marvin's last words were "Goodbye, Arthur." Not a fianl snark or reminder of his depression. Just a simple goodbye. Arthur is just as touched as we are.]]

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** Not just that, but [[spoiler: Marvin's last words were "Goodbye, Arthur." Not a fianl final snark or reminder of his depression. Just a simple goodbye. Arthur is just as touched as we are.]]
3rd Aug '14 5:30:52 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** The entire book is a CMOH. Arthur returns home, meets a nice girl, and basically has the life he's been longing for for the past eight years. It's got plenty of Adamsian wit but is sprinkled with a lot of very sweet (and fittingly off-kilter) moments. Of particular note, at least to [[{{Tropers/Wackd}} me]], is Ford and Arthur watching ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' together. It was the last thing Ford was doing the night before the Earth got destroyed, and his little way of showing that, for all the sarcasm, he actually quite likes humanity. (So much, in fact, that when he helped Arthur and Fenchurch hitch a lift on the spacecraft, the only possessions Ford brought with them were two large boxes of videocassettes of movies.) In fact, there's the fact that he came back at all and that the first thing he did was find Arthur, as well as his joy (and subsequent confusion) at having all of his hard work on the ''Guide'' entry on Earth recognized and put in place of "Mostly harmless."

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** Not just that, but [[spoiler: Marvin's last words were "Goodbye, Arthur." Not a fianl snark or reminder of his depression. Just a simple goodbye. Arthur is just as touched as we are.]]
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The entire book is a CMOH. Arthur returns home, meets a nice girl, and basically has the life he's been longing for for the past eight years. It's got plenty of Adamsian wit but is sprinkled with a lot of very sweet (and fittingly off-kilter) moments. Of particular note, at least to [[{{Tropers/Wackd}} me]], is Ford and Arthur watching ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' together. It was the last thing Ford was doing the night before the Earth got destroyed, and his little way of showing that, for all the sarcasm, he actually quite likes humanity. (So much, in fact, that when he helped Arthur and Fenchurch hitch a lift on the spacecraft, the only possessions Ford brought with them were two large boxes of videocassettes of movies.) In fact, there's the fact that he came back at all and that the first thing he did was find Arthur, as well as his joy (and subsequent confusion) at having all of his hard work on the ''Guide'' entry on Earth recognized and put in place of "Mostly harmless."
21st Apr '14 3:05:10 PM AB
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** It's a little sad in hindsight, but Arthur is "finally having a nice day" when he and Fenchurch are in Santa Barbara [[note]] where Douglas Adams lived for the last year of his life and where he died [[/note]] of all places.
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