What's the Difference between The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy the Book and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy the Movie?

Science Fiction

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

90%
Released: 1979
Author: Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Released: 2005
Director: Garth Jennings
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In the Book In the Movie
Arthur Dent
Arthur Dent
Portrayed by: Martin Freeman
Ford Prefect
Ford Prefect
Portrayed by: Mos Def
Zaphod Beeblebrox
Zaphod Beeblebrox
Portrayed by: Sam Rockwell
Tricia "Trillian" McMillan
Tricia "Trillian" McMillan
Portrayed by: Zooey Deschanel
Marvin the Paranoid Android
Marvin the Paranoid Android
Portrayed by: Warwick Davis/Alan Rickman (voice)
Slartibartfast
Slartibartfast
Portrayed by: Bill Nighy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Book vs Movie
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This Spoils the Ending
In the Book In the Movie
   The vogon ships are flat The vogon Ships are upright cuboids
   The missile that turned into a whale cracks open an entrance into the Magrathean underground when it hits the ground, which Ford, Zaphod and Trillian go through, Zaphod telling Arthur and Marvin to stay behind and guard the entrance. The heroes land on Magrathea and find a transporter device, which Trillian, Ford and Zaphod go through. Arthur is reluctant to try, but when he does, he find that it has stopped working, and is forced to stay with Marvin.
   The Heart of Gold is described as being shaped like a running shoe. It is shaped like a teapot.
   This doesn't happen Deep Thought gives them the POV weapon which continues the Humma Kavula subplot.
   Arthur Dent wanted only to return to his home on Earth, and to find a cup of good tea. Arthur has a change of heart and chooses to continue exploring the galaxy, leaving behind a chance to return to Earth.
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