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Ep 178: “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” (2005)

February 08, 2022

We grab our towel for Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and discuss:

  • Cinematography, framing, and production design;
  • Story & writing, hiding exposition in plain sight;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

Oh, would some Power give us the gift; To see ourselves as others see us!Robert Burns (paraphrased)

Notes & References:
Netflix book: “No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention” by Erin Meyer and Reed Hastings
Robert Burns’ “The best laid plans of mice and men” poem analysis
DeepMind is the AI project I was thinking about, not “Deep Thought”, but there is a Deep Thought chess computer
“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” was first published in 1979
Gamma ray bursts are thought to be formed by supernova implosions that form black holes or neutron stars
“Archive 81” trailer

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This Week’s Recommendations:

Something the Lord Made” an HBO movie
(link is to a trailer and rental on YouTube, apparently there’s no normal trailer)

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