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Wanna stalk the set of HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY' Shooting info here!!!

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!

Hi Harry,

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!

Thanks

Si



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  • July 8, 2004, 6:38 a.m. CST

    ?

    by Shan

    ?

  • July 8, 2004, 6:39 a.m. CST

    whats the number?

    by Easily Pleased

  • July 8, 2004, 6:51 a.m. CST

    I hope this works.

    by Shan

    I seem to keep getting my posts rejected. Finally got it to work. I hope that this movie leads to getting "Life, the Universe and Everything." getting made.

  • July 8, 2004, 8 a.m. CST

    Rule Britannia...

    by Fugazi32

    ...we've got the best pubs! (Even though by law, they all close at 11:00pm...)

  • July 9, 2004, 4:05 a.m. CST

    When do they go to space and other planets for those shoots?

    by TheGinger Twit

    Just glad this site isn't doing a smear job on this film.

  • July 9, 2004, 8:55 a.m. CST

    I've got my fingers crossed for this

    by ATARI

  • you need bit torrent, but I got them a few days ago and breezed through about 7 episodes in one day. If you think you know Hitchhikers from reading the book --- you pretty much know the radio play. But not really. There's some big and subtle differences in there. So if there's some differences in the movie, I'm cool with that too. http://66.90.75.92/suprnova//torrents/1949/Hitchhikers%20Guide%20Radio%20Play.torrent

  • July 10, 2004, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Locations, Locations, Locations

    by Schnorbitz

    Argh, I knew I should have taken the A1(M) back up through Hertfordshire home rather than the M11. Nothing ever gets filmed around the Suffolk village I live in... except a few episodes of Dad's Army back in the 70s.

  • July 10, 2004, 5:35 p.m. CST

    HERE is the picture of THE PUB!!

    by xoandre

    http://www.guru.net.nz/albums/Pubs/beehive.sized.jpg

  • July 10, 2004, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Could this be the picture of the FARM???

    by xoandre

    http://swannfamilyhistory.homestead.com/files/StevenageSteppinFarm.jpg

  • July 11, 2004, 11:52 a.m. CST

    I hope this makes a lot of money in Britain because it's going t

    by I Dunno

    I'm a huge fan of the books so in hoping that all the books get made into films, I hope it does well in Europe because beyond other fans of the books, I don't see an audience for this in the US. Sad to admit but true. No big stars, small budget, way too much narrative and too isoteric for most American audiences. So I hope the Brits shell out enough yen or wampum or whatever you people use as currency (just kidding) to get it at least as far as Life, the Universe and Everything.

  • July 11, 2004, 12:21 p.m. CST

    so they're shooting in England?

    by joe brady

    Too bad. I was hoping they'd transplant the whole story to the Marcy projects in New York, with Dave Chapelle as Arthur, Eddie Griffin as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Mya as Trillian, and uh... who could play Ford Prefect? Oh, I know, Mos Def.

  • July 11, 2004, 9:22 p.m. CST

    hey look! someone just made a "ghetto" reference about Ford Pref

    by Tall_Boy

    go suck a dick, fag. you'll like it better.