Monday, April 28, 2008

This weeks watching and reading has been...


Firefox (1982) - Directed by Clint Eastwood
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (1981) - Directed by Alan J.W Bell
Fahrenheit 451 (1966) - Directed by François Truffaut
Dave Grohl: Nothing to lose (2006) by Michael Heatley
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Modeller : Issue 9 (2008)
Fahrenheit 451 (1953) by Ray Bradbury

6 comments:

Fraser Lovatt said...

I watched the Truffaut film of 451 again recently - I love the style. The monorail in the film was apparently a a demonstration one from a manufacturer who had a section of track and cars if you were interested in buying one. It has one of the most rewarding endings in cinema - the way the tone just changes is beautiful. The two Julie Christies is an inspired idea too.

allen said...

I always enjoyed Firefox. I used to have it on Laser Disc but for some reason I have not bought it on DVD. Also, the BBC version of Hitchhicker's is the ONLY version in my opinion.

Michael G Clark said...

451 is a top film. Very 60's.

Cheers for that review on Amazon. I wonder if the final cover will be as fun as the existing one?

Dylan said...

On the subject of 60's sci-fi by French directors... is Alphaville worth watching? I saw something about it on one of those BBC4 docs the other week.

Moonwatcher said...

Hitchhikers by the BBC is great, so much better than the recent movie they made.

Fraser Lovatt said...

The BBC TV series is without doubt the definitive non-audio/radio/book/play/beachtowel version. The Garth Jennings film started interestingly, but really fell apart once they discarded the plot and started doing all that other stuff - such as that stupid romance between Arthur and Trillian. I though Mos Def was good though.

I have at home the vinyl version of HG2TG and Restaurant - for copyright clearance reasons they don't have exactly the same cast as the radio series, and I think some of the performances are actually slightly better.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hitchhiker's_Guide_to_the_Galaxy#LP_album_adaptations