...to prove, beyond a doubt, that Zach Helm -- who wrote Stranger than Fiction -- clearly and unequivocally invoked DNA in this film.
First, a quote from a critic's site:
42 - Amount of times Zach Helm's screenplay fondly reminded me of Douglas Adams.
Here are items cited by The New York Times critic that specifically reminded him of DNA's work:
The fact that the main character's apartment is demolished "Arthur Dent-like"
The role his wristwatch plays in the movie (although even I thought that was stretching it)
The over-all tone of the movie.
But for me, the most outstandingly DNA reference moment was (I mentioned this in another thread):
The fact that Dustin Hoffman is playing a character who is in the room when they are watching a television and the voice in the main character's head is recognized as being the same one of the television (a la Long Dark Tea Time)
OK, this is trivial and unimportant in the general scheme of things, but I really thought it was a subtle and clever tribute.
If anyone knows how I can contact the writer, Zach Helm for confirmation, I would appreciate it. Or ask him yourself, if you know how to reach him.
There. That's said. I'll shut up now.