Sunday, May 01, 2005

It's time to "Hitchhike...."

I don't know if any of you has read "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," but the movie of the series came out this weekend. I saw a showing this afternoon, and found it quite hilarious. If you like comedic science fiction, kind of like Monty Python meets Star Trek, you're in for a great ride.


Blogger Christopher said...

hi QS.

saw it friday night. enjoyed it. true to the book, as i recall it.

Darya enjoyed it, but on less levels. she pointed out (i'm paraphrasing) that Adams seemed to be greatly motivated by a longing to touch and know the eternal - and that this manifested itself in his writing in a passive-aggressive sarcastic manner.

i concur, seeing it with a believer's eyes.

interesting - i read the book as an agnostic, more or less - a cultural Christian - in my teen years. i enjoyed Adams' jabs at God and creation. i thought them very witty.

it is no wonder i enjoyed the book as a teen, as today - the jabs specifically - read as if a "spritual teen" had written them. Adams seems to have been, at the time he wrote the books, in the spiritual condition i found myself at the time i read them. then again, i admit his prose may have influenced "my condition" to some degree. i did not read much fiction as a teen, but esteemed that which i did.

i may be making more of this than necessary - but i always look for the nugget at the heart of things... or try to (whether i succeed or fail in the process). but i think Darya was onto something in her assessment.

it is very sad that Adams did not live to see his book and screenplay turned into a large budget film (the pinnacle of success in his line of prose). from what i've read, this fact - the stress of it seeming to be on-track to never being made - may have contributed to the heart attack which truncated his life.

i hope that somewhere along the way, he came to peace with his Creator and is with Him today.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Christopher said...

p.s. - of course, i have completely ignored the fact the Hitchhiker's Guide itself is a bust on the notion of a single book (the Bible) being not only a superior source, but a sole source of wisdom galactica.

11:24 AM  

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