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Cult | News | 25 February 2005

Smooth Vogon sounds

Hitchhiker's film director explains Classic music choices.

Speaking to the Sci Fi wire website during last weekend's WonderCon convention, Hitchhiker's director Robbie Stamp chatted about the film's music.

"It's an all original score by a musician called Joby Talbot," said Stamp, who added that the film would begin with a "fabulous opening song called So Long And Thanks For All The Fish... a wonderful, funny, Busby Berkeley kind of big number... done with the dolphins."

Stamp also explained that many of the effects in the film had been done "in-camera" rather than with CGI, because he'd wanted something "with a heart and soul and a charm to it."

But what of this Joby Talbot? What's he been doing up until now? Well, he's created music for The League of Gentlemen, but more importantly, explained Stamp, "he's the composer in residence at Classic FM." So we should all expect the score to be smooth, and feature Elgar's Cello Concerto at least once an hour.

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