History Heartwarming / TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy

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.
12th Feb '14 4:30:53 AM madhatter42
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* A small one in MostlyHarmless that most [[Fridge 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 that most [[Fridge [[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 '14 4:30:29 AM madhatter42
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* A small one in MostlyHarmless that most [[Fridge 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.
15th Dec '13 6:42:17 AM starlightdragon
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* "[[InMemoriam For Douglas.]]"

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* "[[InMemoriam For Douglas.]]"]]"
** 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.
4th Nov '13 8:44:50 AM HarfynnTeuport
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** And, of course, the last ''Guide'' entry (and, indeed, chapter) of the book, which--unlike most other ''Guide'' entries--is happy and uplifting. It tells the tale of a genius inventor who is told to build something to ward off alien invaders, but instead designs a delightful new toy, and the incoming invaders (who are only off to war because they can't cope with things at home) are so impressed by the breakthroughs of this one guy that the two planets set up alliances and trading agreements and everyone lives happily ever after.

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** And, of course, the last ''Guide'' entry (and, indeed, chapter) of the book, which--unlike most other ''Guide'' entries--is happy and uplifting. It tells the tale of a genius inventor [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke genetic engineer]] who is told to build something super-soldiers to ward off alien invaders, but gets sidetracked by the view from his lab window and instead designs [[FlyCrazy a delightful new toy, type of fly that can find its way through a half open window]] and the an [[EnfantTerrible off-switch for children]]. The incoming invaders (who are only off to war because they can't cope with things at home) are so impressed by the breakthroughs of this one guy that the two planets set up alliances instead of wreaking havoc, they form an alliance and trading agreements and everyone lives happily ever after.
21st Apr '13 7:51:02 AM Zoriax91
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* Related to the first above: in ''Life, the Universe, and Everything'', [[spoiler:Marvin]] encounters a Lorro, a living mattress. It's implied that the former [[spoiler:actually enjoyed the company]].
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