Wednesday, April 20, 2005

DOUGLAS ADAMS - Master Of His Universe

A touching personal profile of Douglas Adams by Michael Bywater in The Independent, talking about the Hitchhikers movie, aye-ayes, guitars, fast cars, and everything else that Douglas was so passionate about.
Douglas Adams never completed a screenplay of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'. And for good reason, says his friend Michael Bywater. So what would the cult author have made of the film that premieres tonight?
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"So, next week - on 28 April, to be precise - the film of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy finally comes out, and I'll tell you what Douglas would have liked; what he would really, really have liked. He would have liked the fact that earlier this month an aye-aye - a peculiar and achingly endangered little lemur from Madagascar - was born in captivity and is doing well in Bristol Zoo. He wouldn't have liked the captivity bit, but he would have loved the born bit, and the doing well."