Scatology 101

I started this project on the premise of making a Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy blog for an American Studies class. I know it doesn't really make sense but it did in my proposal.
When I started talking to fellow students (most of whom are 15 years younger), I discovered that most of them have not read the book, and have seen the movie. Most of them thought the movie sucked. Well, It got me pondering over the state of culture, literature and film. What I decided is; if American culture (responsible for Hollywood) was more open to reading, more receptive to reading things from other cultures, and more responsive to international film, not only would less crap come out of Hollywood, but less good stuff would be turned into cultural diarrhea. And thus I present to you the answer without knowing the question..

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Fourty-Two words on why movies from books suck.

1) Product placement is lame.
2) Animated picture books are creepy.

3) Jim Carey

4) Ethnocentrism. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Americans don’t get it unless they bother to explore British Comedy. So basically two percent.

5) Cheesy graphics are never as good as your own imagination


  1. For me personally, it is not a matter of not understanding British comedy, but a matter of not liking it.

  2. I can add two more words...Michael Bay!

    DW...It took me quite a while until I understood the differences in colloquialisms between American English and British English. Until I did, a lot of the comedy didn't make sense. Perhaps that has happened to you too?

    Great opening post. Looking forward to more!


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