No that's not some weird GATTAGA thing. It stands, of course, for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the most useful and most wildly successful book ever to come out of the great publishing companies of Ursa Minor.
Ahem, sorry. A friend from work gave me some advance screening passes, and on Wednesday night we went to see this wholly remarkable, and actually quite entertaining movie.
Oh. My. God. It's a lot different from the books, but very true to the main plot. A few new characters, a few new toys, lots of new laughs and some good surprises which, unlike every other review I've read, I won't spoil.
All I can suggest is that everyone goes to see this movie, even if your not a rabid, dyed in the wool verging on the psychotic level fan like me, it's still a good movie, if a little hard to follow and a little weird (dolphins can't leave the planet by swimming really fast and jumping into space, can they?)
On Saturday or Sunday I'll write something a little more in-depth so that everyone can go see the movie and can understand what I'm talking about.
Word of the Day for Sunday April 10, 2005
hagiography \hag-ee-OG-ruh-fee; hay-jee-\, noun: 1. Biography of saints. 2. Idealizing or idolizing biography.
She fit a type easily recognized in the annals of hagiography, and it was on that basis that claims for sainthood were made. --Lawrence S. Cunningham, "The Voices of Gemma Galgani," Commonweal, June 6, 2003
Pearce seems to believe he needs to show us that the man was something like a saint. This turns his book into something like hagiography. --Francis Beckett, "G K and A K," New Statesman, February 28, 1997
It is by no means a hagiography -- he is alert to, and unsparing of, Bellow's many failings as a man, a friend, a husband and a father. --Robert Winder, "The slave of unknown masters," New Statesman, October 23, 2000 _________________________________________________________
Hagiography comes from Greek hagios, "holy" + -graphia, from graphein, "to write."
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