MUSICAL MONDAY PRESENTS:
SO LONG AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH!
For today's Musical Monday, I decided to cover a song lost in the wash of a film that most people discount as a miserable flop or just merely don't know about it. Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "trilogy"inspired one TV series and one film. The first is remembered fondly by some hardcore sci-fi fans and the latter has fallen into the wash of the obscure cult classics. Personally, I enjoyed the film.
The film, in my humble opinion, managed to tap into the dark quirkiness of Adams's satire and, considering I don't think such non sequitur ideas transfer well onto the big screen, I think that is something admirable. The films true lasting power comes in its better ideas and expressions of Adams's universe- like Marvin the Paranoid Android and the dolphins's opening number linked above. The film is notable for a fantastic cast including, Martin Freeman (the new Bilbo Baggins), Zooey Deschanel, Mos Def, Bill Nighy, John Malkovich, Rick Allen, Warwick Davis, Edgar Wright, Jason Schwartzman, Stephen Fry, Helen Mirran, and Sam Rockwell.
If you're interested in some quirky British sci-fi satire and have a couple hours, the film is more than worth your time, especially if you've read the books.
P.S. "Don't Panic."