Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with a little fun info for you folks over in the UK who want to give the filmmakers of HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY a little headache. Hehe... If some of you should trek to this location, please do show the filmmakers some courtesy... Unless, of course, it looks like they're fucking this up. Then Viva La Resistance!!! From everything I've seen so far, though, it seems that everyone involved is bringing the proper respect to Douglas Adams' story to the table. Let's hope they make a great film!
A bit of info here for Hitch Hiker fans, particularly if you would like to go and watch some filming.
Filming is continuing this week and next in Hertfordshire, England.
I went to visit my parents yesterday, in the tiny village of Hare Street, near the town of Buntingford. They have received a short note, warning them of disruption for 14 days, while Hitch Hikers uses a nearby farm and the local village pub for filming.
Filming is currently taking place in a large farm, outside the village, and moves to the pub next week. The locals have been told that the pub interior will be used, and that the main road will be blocked, as one scene involves a character spilling out of the pub into the street.
The Pub is called The Beehive, and it is located on a small country road, which acts as an intersection for Buntingford, Braughing, Hare Street village and Brent Pelham. The pub is a very old, wooden beamed traditional English pub (recently up for sale).
One mile south of Hare Street (on the Braughing Road) the large farm can be seen about a mile away in the easterly hills. At its gates are some very strange futuristic type banners. As you drive past the private lane that leads to the farm, there is a small discreet Red arrow with “HH” on it, to help the crew find the site.
Interesting enough, this area around Hare Street was also used by Mr Spielberg for many of the country scenes in Saving Private Ryan.
I may try and get up there with my camera. I hope the info is of use!