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Trek_Girl42
August 17th, 2007, 01:21 PM
Saw this movie (based upon the book by Neil Gaiman) the other day, and it was absolutely wonderful- I don't think I'll ever be able to watch Robert De Niro in anything else without thinking back to Stardust. :P Overall, one of those movies that's going to be one to watch many times over. :D

So, has anyone else seen it, and what did you think?

ShadowMaat
August 17th, 2007, 01:34 PM
Loved it! Sweet and whimsical. Not quite like the book, but I don't have any major quibbles with the changes and I'm very happy that it wasn't as horrible as some book adaptations have been. :)

I wish it'd done better opening weekend, though (bit unlikely given the competition) because what I'd REALLY like to see next is an adaptation of Good Omens, which Gaiman co-wrote. :D

Might have to reread Stardust again.

Trek_Girl42
August 17th, 2007, 02:27 PM
Loved it! Sweet and whimsical. Not quite like the book, but I don't have any major quibbles with the changes and I'm very happy that it wasn't as horrible as some book adaptations have been. :)

I wish it'd done better opening weekend, though (bit unlikely given the competition) because what I'd REALLY like to see next is an adaptation of Good Omens, which Gaiman co-wrote. :D

Might have to reread Stardust again.
I quite liked the changes they made from the book- they were some good choices, I was really impressed by the adaption (I've read the book many times and know it very well), it's certainly one of the better ones out there.

I'd have liked to see it do better numbers as well- so much of Gaiman's work is well-suited to big screen adaption (I'd love to see an "Anansi Boys" film). On the bright side we've got the Beowolf adaption he's written coming this winter, and Coraline next year and hopefully they'll be good and do well. :D

And it sounds like he's planning on directing "Death: The High Cost of Living" himself.

the Fifth Race
August 17th, 2007, 10:15 PM
Saw this movie (based upon the book by Neil Gaiman) the other day, and it was absolutely wonderful- I don't think I'll ever be able to watch Robert De Niro in anything else without thinking back to Stardust. :P Overall, one of those movies that's going to be one to watch many times over. :D

So, has anyone else seen it, and what did you think?
Thanx for the head's up Lady Trek. I was kind of on the fence as whether to see it or not, but it looks like a great date movie.

ShadowMaat
August 18th, 2007, 05:35 AM
BTW, the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (http://www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com/welcome.html) has a selection of Stardust-inspired scents. I wasn't too keen on Yvaine, unfortunately, but I might try Fairy Market.

There's a separate Gaiman section containing scents for American Gods and Anansi boys AND a Good Omens section. A portion of the proceeds goes to various charitable organizations.

*huggles the lab* They're so cool! :)

Trek_Girl42
August 20th, 2007, 12:45 PM
BTW, the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab (http://www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com/welcome.html) has a selection of Stardust-inspired scents. I wasn't too keen on Yvaine, unfortunately, but I might try Fairy Market.

There's a separate Gaiman section containing scents for American Gods and Anansi boys AND a Good Omens section. A portion of the proceeds goes to various charitable organizations.

*huggles the lab* They're so cool! :)
Ahh, yes, those are tempting- so are some of the Alice in Wonderland ones. The description of Fairy Market sounds very nice.

travis
August 22nd, 2007, 04:36 AM
Man I'm dying to see this movie, but contemplating whether I should read the book first.

ShadowMaat
August 22nd, 2007, 10:13 AM
I'd say see the movie and THEN read the book- you might get more out of both that way. :)

Skydiver
August 22nd, 2007, 10:19 AM
i LOVED it.

great fun, a dramedy with shades of Ever After, Willow, a bit of Star Wars (in the irreverant adventure humor aspect).

It was just fun. a good story, good effects (i only saw one oops), decent story. no real gore (one little bit). a good message and a nice sense of humor

and yes, DeNiro...sigh...teh role of a lifetime and, honestly, his part is worth the price of admission all on its own (please, don't spoil it for those that haven't seen it. the joke is better if you don't know it's coming)

It is on my 'i'm gonna buy it' list

Oh, and i never read the novel, so i walked into it with a totally open mind so no need to read before

It's a good date movie, one to show the older young'ens you may be babysitting (10+ or so) or one for an adult to kill a couple of hours with

Trek_Girl42
August 22nd, 2007, 02:12 PM
i LOVED it.

great fun, a dramedy with shades of Ever After, Willow, a bit of Star Wars (in the irreverant adventure humor aspect).

It was just fun. a good story, good effects (i only saw one oops), decent story. no real gore (one little bit). a good message and a nice sense of humor

and yes, DeNiro...sigh...teh role of a lifetime and, honestly, his part is worth the price of admission all on its own (please, don't spoil it for those that haven't seen it. the joke is better if you don't know it's coming)

It is on my 'i'm gonna buy it' list

Oh, and i never read the novel, so i walked into it with a totally open mind so no need to read before

It's a good date movie, one to show the older young'ens you may be babysitting (10+ or so) or one for an adult to kill a couple of hours with
Glad you liked it!

The really nice thing is that it's just separate enough from the book that I hardly thought about the book while watching, and then when I re-read it afterwards, images of the movie didn't keep popping into my head in the place of my own imaginings, but it wasn't so different as to remain annoyingly unfaithful to the source material. REALLY nice to have that happen. It doesn't much with adaptions, so I was really impressed. It's definitely a film to add to the "must buy" list. :D

Franklyn Blaze
August 22nd, 2007, 02:16 PM
Saw it yesterday, it was great! Even though its an adaptation it's refreshing to see a good movie come out that isn't a remake or a sqeuel or a threquel.

Skydiver
August 22nd, 2007, 06:02 PM
no kidding

I"m so sick of sequals, remakes and mimicks

nad all we ever hear 'movie attendance is down....' well folks, if you'd get off your tushes and make something original every once in a while. there'd be something for us to go see

Trek_Girl42
August 22nd, 2007, 06:31 PM
no kidding

I"m so sick of sequals, remakes and mimicks

nad all we ever hear 'movie attendance is down....' well folks, if you'd get off your tushes and make something original every once in a while. there'd be something for us to go see
Yup. But then again, "Rush Hour 3" earned nearly four times the amount Stardust did on opening weekend. :rolleyes:

I liked the tagline that Neil Gaiman mentioned on his blog: "Stardust: It's not a sequel to anything." :D

Easter Lily
August 23rd, 2007, 02:42 AM
So Stardust is based on a novel? Not a graphic novel?
Just checking because I've only heard of Neil Gaiman in relation to his graphic novels.
I've seen the trailer and thought it looked wonderful. Don't know when we'll see it Down Under.

Pitry
August 23rd, 2007, 02:44 AM
It's already out? Coolness. When I went to see Order of the Phoenix it said "coming soon" in the trailer....

*wants*

Easter Lily
August 23rd, 2007, 02:46 AM
Only in half a dozen countries... *sob*
The rest of us will have to wait till September.

Skydiver
August 23rd, 2007, 05:37 AM
sept's only two weeks away :)

And it may be a graphic novel, not a 'real' novel. I jsut shortened it cause i was too lazy to type it out :)

Pitry
August 23rd, 2007, 07:49 AM
Yeah, September's not to bad, hopefully it'll show here then.

As for the novel, it's a regular one. His graphic novels are the Sandman ones :)

ShadowMaat
August 23rd, 2007, 10:57 AM
I think it's both a novel AND a graphic novel. And now a movie, too. And probably a play. Or possibly a radio drama. :P

Trek_Girl42
August 23rd, 2007, 12:41 PM
I think it's both a novel AND a graphic novel. And now a movie, too. And probably a play. Or possibly a radio drama. :P
Though technically it's an "illustrated" novel, not a graphic novel. As Charles Vess said on hypaspace a few weeks ago: "where are the word balloons?" :P

And just re-released in a beautiful hardcover version of the "illustrated" novel.



Easter Lily: Neil Gaiman has written many novels including "American Gods", "Neverwhere", "Anansi Boys", and "Good Omens" with Terry Pratchett. All of which are excellent.

ShadowMaat
August 23rd, 2007, 01:16 PM
Neverwhere was made into a miniseries, too. I have it on DVD somewhere...

Trek_Girl42
August 23rd, 2007, 03:12 PM
Neverwhere was made into a miniseries, too. I have it on DVD somewhere...
I haven't seen it- though I thought the miniseries came before the book and that the book was written to include things the miniseries wasn't able to? (I could be completely wrong there) :confused:


Is it any good?

ShadowMaat
August 23rd, 2007, 03:56 PM
The miniseries came first? Didn't know that. The miniseries is... odd. I didn't like it as much as I liked Stardust, but I'm still glad I saw it and it was interesting to see how some things from the book were interpreted. Loved the book, though.

Pitry
August 24th, 2007, 06:58 AM
Though technically it's an "illustrated" novel, not a graphic novel. As Charles Vess said on hypaspace a few weeks ago: "where are the word balloons?" :P

And just re-released in a beautiful hardcover version of the "illustrated" novel.



Easter Lily: Neil Gaiman has written many novels including "American Gods", "Neverwhere", "Anansi Boys", and "Good Omens" with Terry Pratchett. All of which are excellent.

I dunno, I thought Anansi Boys wasn't quite up to par with his usual work, and the same with Fragile Things.... it was quite disappointing that I've read them one afer the other!

Yeah, I got Neverwhere somewhere too, a friend gave it to me. Should watch.
(Only now a differnet friend has given me The Second Coming which I also wanted to watch for ages... prioritise!.... *prioritising and goign back to Japanese... :()

Zatarc
August 24th, 2007, 08:13 PM
Although enjoyed Stardust and it really was charming (very much looking forward to the movie), I happened to read American Gods first, which is just bind-blowingly brilliant, and I think for that reason Stardust seemed to lack depth. BUt then again, it was brilliant in its simplicity and making it longer may have detracted from this

ShadowMaat
August 24th, 2007, 08:16 PM
Y'know, I just couldn't warm to the American Gods/Anansi Boys books, which is weird, because I LOVE mythology and even stole the idea of "gods living among us" idea for some of my own stories, but something about the tone just didn't set well with me. Maybe they're just too close to reality. ;)

Zatarc
August 25th, 2007, 12:54 AM
American Gods is hard to get into but absolutely brilliant. Great ideas and really interesting takes on mythology and modern society. If you haven't read it, then I highly recommend it

Pitry
August 25th, 2007, 01:09 AM
Although enjoyed Stardust and it really was charming (very much looking forward to the movie), I happened to read American Gods first, which is just bind-blowingly brilliant, and I think for that reason Stardust seemed to lack depth. BUt then again, it was brilliant in its simplicity and making it longer may have detracted from this

IT does feel very differnet tho. Stardust is a fairytale. American Gods is, well.....not. :)

Trek_Girl42
August 25th, 2007, 06:13 PM
Although enjoyed Stardust and it really was charming (very much looking forward to the movie), I happened to read American Gods first, which is just bind-blowingly brilliant, and I think for that reason Stardust seemed to lack depth. BUt then again, it was brilliant in its simplicity and making it longer may have detracted from this
Stardust was the first thing by him that I read (I think I just picked it out off the shelf at the library one day), and I absolutely loved it right from the beginning, but as you say about American Gods.....that book floored me, it's probably my favourite book that I've ever read, and automatically made him my favourite author. It is such a brilliant piece of work, and after that I was desperate to read everything else he's written. :P

Easter Lily
August 29th, 2007, 11:19 PM
Though technically it's an "illustrated" novel, not a graphic novel. As Charles Vess said on hypaspace a few weeks ago: "where are the word balloons?" :P

And just re-released in a beautiful hardcover version of the "illustrated" novel.
Ta... I asked only because my local library will probably not have graphic novels lying around the shelves.
Sounds lovely though.




Easter Lily: Neil Gaiman has written many novels including "American Gods", "Neverwhere", "Anansi Boys", and "Good Omens" with Terry Pratchett. All of which are excellent.
Quite prolific, I see.
I heard he also had something to do with the English version of Princess Mononoke.

Easter Lily
August 29th, 2007, 11:21 PM
sept's only two weeks away :)

And it may be a graphic novel, not a 'real' novel. I jsut shortened it cause i was too lazy to type it out :)

More like four weeks but now probably more like three... But who's counting? ;)

I'd love to see it... it looks quite lovely and whimsical.

Trek_Girl42
August 30th, 2007, 12:40 PM
Ta... I asked only because my local library will probably not have graphic novels lying around the shelves.
Sounds lovely though.

You should check with them- a lot of libraries are starting to buy graphic novels- mine has quite an excellent collection, but they're quite popular, so I usually end up having to put requests for them, rather than finding them on the shelves. :P

Zatarc
August 31st, 2007, 03:30 PM
Stardust was the first thing by him that I read (I think I just picked it out off the shelf at the library one day), and I absolutely loved it right from the beginning, but as you say about American Gods.....that book floored me, it's probably my favourite book that I've ever read, and automatically made him my favourite author. It is such a brilliant piece of work, and after that I was desperate to read everything else he's written. :P

Yea, definately. I'm going to read 'Good Omens' next. Read the first page or two, sounds very interesting....

ShadowMaat
August 31st, 2007, 03:34 PM
Good Omens is one of the five books on my "If you were stranded..." list. ;)

Trek_Girl42
September 3rd, 2007, 01:17 PM
Some nice little "Visit Stormhold" promo vids for the international release of Stardust:

http://www.neilgaiman.com/journal/2007/09/visit-stormhold.html

gater62
September 3rd, 2007, 05:34 PM
I really enjoyed this movie (didn't even know it was a novel until I read this thread). I loved the fairy tale, adventure story! I thought the special effects were really cool as well. My eight year old loved it, though she did get scared in one part. I couldn't believe how well Michelle Pfeiffer played a bad witch!


You should check with them- a lot of libraries are starting to buy graphic novels- mine has quite an excellent collection, but they're quite popular, so I usually end up having to put requests for them, rather than finding them on the shelves. :P

Our school library also has a graphic novel section. The librarians try to purchase things the students will check out and read, cause at least they're reading! LOL

JackandSamAddict
September 20th, 2007, 06:06 AM
I enjoyed this movie very much. From the romantic side to the fantasy side of it. Robert DeNiro was excellent, and Claire Danes is always one of my favorite actresses, it's nice to see her in something again. Michelle Phifer did a great job too, I for one will buy this movie when it comes out, and it will stay in my DVD player for quite some time!:p

Easter Lily
October 5th, 2007, 08:16 PM
I LOVED it...
I've waited so long to see it and I really enjoyed every moment.

All these nice looking boys... sigh... Inspector Lynley included...

Zatarc
October 6th, 2007, 12:42 PM
Just got to see the movie the other day. On the whole I really enjoyed but to be honest I don't like the way in which they portrayed the captains character. Adding that 'extra' dimension to the character was totally unneccessary and quite frankly derogatory, expecially for this day and age. That said, it was a very good adaptation of the book and I enjoyed the extra parts at the end :)

I did imagine the Stormhold Tower to be a lot taller thought....

cheese
October 9th, 2007, 10:00 AM
Really looking forward to seeing Stardust, haven't read the book, I usually read books after seeing the movie.

Spacemonkey_Jackson
October 9th, 2007, 06:31 PM
I loved it.

I never read the book. I may now that I've read Deathly Hallows 3 times.

Like I said, I loved it all. I haven't thought of anything I hated about the film. It was a nice breath of fresh air. Of cousre, I laughed the hardest when Robert DiNero danced around.

I'm waiting impatiently for the DVD to get released . . .

JackandSamAddict
October 9th, 2007, 06:53 PM
I loved it.

I never read the book. I may now that I've read Deathly Hallows 3 times.

Like I said, I loved it all. I haven't thought of anything I hated about the film. It was a nice breath of fresh air. Of cousre, I laughed the hardest when Robert DiNero danced around.

I'm waiting impatiently for the DVD to get released . . .

Me too! :D

Trek_Girl42
October 9th, 2007, 07:29 PM
Me too! :D
Me three! :D

Spacemonkey_Jackson
October 29th, 2007, 06:08 PM
I made a butt-load of icons a while back. I've fianlly found the time to post them. Enjoy and feel free to snurch! :D

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Trek_Girl42
October 29th, 2007, 06:11 PM
I made a butt-load of icons a while back. I've fianlly found the time to post them. Enjoy and feel free to snurch! :D

Niiice! :D


BTW according to Amazon it looks like the DVD comes out January 1st. I know what the first thing I do next year will be.....

Spacemonkey_Jackson
October 29th, 2007, 06:29 PM
Niiice! :D


BTW according to Amazon it looks like the DVD comes out January 1st. I know what the first thing I do next year will be.....

WHOOHOO!!!!!!

:D :D

cheese
November 16th, 2007, 10:11 AM
Absolutely amazing film, and perfect for a date :)

Everything from the script, direction, acting, effects and music are fantastic.

Trek_Girl42
December 20th, 2007, 04:12 PM
So the DVD came out a couple of days ago (I saw absolutely no promotion of it, no advertisements whatsoever :(), has anyone got it yet? And what special features does it have?


It's the number one thing on my Christmas list, and I'm 99% sure that I'll get it.....but the waiting is painful!

Also hoping to get enough Chapters money to buy the fancy shmancy hardcover version of the illustrated novel, at long last. :D

Franklyn Blaze
December 20th, 2007, 11:39 PM
So the DVD came out a couple of days ago (I saw absolutely no promotion of it, no advertisements whatsoever :(), has anyone got it yet? And what special features does it have?


It's the number one thing on my Christmas list, and I'm 99% sure that I'll get it.....but the waiting is painful!

Also hoping to get enough Chapters money to buy the fancy shmancy hardcover version of the illustrated novel, at long last. :D
Actually I did see a commercial for it. On US TV channel was NBC or ABC. Prime time even, but only one. :D

JackandSamAddict
December 21st, 2007, 10:02 AM
So the DVD came out a couple of days ago (I saw absolutely no promotion of it, no advertisements whatsoever :(), has anyone got it yet? And what special features does it have?


It's the number one thing on my Christmas list, and I'm 99% sure that I'll get it.....but the waiting is painful!

Also hoping to get enough Chapters money to buy the fancy shmancy hardcover version of the illustrated novel, at long last. :D

I think I read on the DVD case that there is a blooper reel and outtakes...I sure hope so, I think I may buy if for myself for Christmas! That will be my gift from me to me!:p

Angela V
December 22nd, 2007, 01:24 PM
I had a 2 for 1 coupon for Rogers Video that started Dec 19th. I picked up Stardust as one of the movies. Wasn't expecting much. Wow. I'm hoping to get it on DVD sometime soon.

Trek_Girl42
December 22nd, 2007, 01:56 PM
I had a 2 for 1 coupon for Rogers Video that started Dec 19th. I picked up Stardust as one of the movies. Wasn't expecting much. Wow. I'm hoping to get it on DVD sometime soon.
Wonderful movie isn't it. It became an instant family favourite in my house. :D

One of those really rare ones that has that all-important re-watchability factor.....

Spacemonkey_Jackson
December 23rd, 2007, 05:01 PM
I haven't seen any promotion for it. I'll have to keep an eye out for it tomorrow morning. I have yet to do any Christmas shopping. I just could get into the holiday mood this year . . .

Oreo
December 23rd, 2007, 10:30 PM
I enjoyed the movie, and the actor was rather nice to look at.

Trek_Girl42
December 24th, 2007, 12:53 AM
I haven't seen any promotion for it. I'll have to keep an eye out for it tomorrow morning. I have yet to do any Christmas shopping. I just could get into the holiday mood this year . . .
Wow. Haven't started! I'd say it's about time to do so- good luck! :P

Even I've finished and my December 24th excursions are infamous..... ;)

*sigh* Christmas tomorrow.....fingers crossed it's under the tree. :D

Franklyn Blaze
December 24th, 2007, 01:33 AM
For me it's boxing day when I hit the stores. I am known for giving gifts at new years instead. :) It forces me to be creative since tons of stuff is gone, but the reduced prices help a ton!

Trek_Girl42
December 24th, 2007, 01:25 PM
For me it's boxing day when I hit the stores. I am known for giving gifts at new years instead. :) It forces me to be creative since tons of stuff is gone, but the reduced prices help a ton!
Ahhh, boxing day.....the time to spend all that wonderful Christmas cash. :D

Spacemonkey_Jackson
December 27th, 2007, 08:46 PM
I ordered Stardust yesterday with some of my Christmas money on Amazon.

Trek_Girl42
December 27th, 2007, 09:10 PM
I ordered Stardust yesterday with some of my Christmas money on Amazon.
Sweet! I got it for Christmas (surprise surprise) and watched it last night- every bit as wonderful as seeing it the first time. :D

And I bought the hardcover edition of the illustrated novel with some Christmas money. What a gorgeous book. :eek:

MB.Eddie
December 29th, 2007, 11:09 PM
Watched Stardust last night. Different, but it is an exciting adventure and interesting story. Might check out some of Neil Gaiman's other work some time.

bliv
February 18th, 2008, 03:56 AM
Sorry to drag this one back up but I thought I should make a post here.

Finally caught this film last night and I feel rather inspired by it. I was rather sceptical having heard from others that the word 'fairytale' could be applied to it. Nonetheless I gave it a go and it has really reignited my love for uplifting and fun stories. With the material I've been favouring in recent years sitting more towards action or western genres I had really lost the part of me that enjoyed silly fun. I now feel that Stardust has reopened my taste for the more family friendly film.

Trek_Girl42
February 18th, 2008, 11:12 AM
Sorry to drag this one back up but I thought I should make a post here.

Finally caught this film last night and I feel rather inspired by it. I was rather sceptical having heard from others that the word 'fairytale' could be applied to it. Nonetheless I gave it a go and it has really reignited my love for uplifting and fun stories. With the material I've been favouring in recent years sitting more towards action or western genres I had really lost the part of me that enjoyed silly fun. I now feel that Stardust has reopened my taste for the more family friendly film.
Great to hear! I'm presuming you haven't read the book? If you haven't, it's excellent (and quite different)- and getting a hold of the original illustrated novel is even better. ;)

Stardust is indeed a fun film, I've seen it about four or five times now I think. :P

Splash
February 18th, 2008, 12:18 PM
I love Stardust! I saw the movie first, then I was in Chapters and was like "There's a book?" So I grabbed it and read it. I was surprised at how different they were, but both movie and book were awesome.

I love feel good movies. They make me feel...good.

bliv
February 18th, 2008, 12:53 PM
Great to hear! I'm presuming you haven't read the book? If you haven't, it's excellent (and quite different)- and getting a hold of the original illustrated novel is even better. ;)

Stardust is indeed a fun film, I've seen it about four or five times now I think. :P

I was kind of counting on you responding lol.

Good presumption. I've not read the book. I do intend to get my hands on it though. My current problem is I've gone off books a bit. I used to read a lot of Sci-Fi/Fantasy books including majority of the Star Wars EU novels. Seem to have lost my way a bit though. Picked up a few bad books and just couldn't get into them no matter how much I wanted to. It doesn't help matters that it's just as easy to flick on a DVD now as it is to read a book. Hopefully with this one I'll get back into the enjoyment of it all.

As a guy who isn't normally moved by films, I'm really pleased and surprised that Stardust has managed to draw me in. Very impressed.

Trek_Girl42
February 18th, 2008, 01:58 PM
I was kind of counting on you responding lol.

Good presumption. I've not read the book. I do intend to get my hands on it though. My current problem is I've gone off books a bit. I used to read a lot of Sci-Fi/Fantasy books including majority of the Star Wars EU novels. Seem to have lost my way a bit though. Picked up a few bad books and just couldn't get into them no matter how much I wanted to. It doesn't help matters that it's just as easy to flick on a DVD now as it is to read a book. Hopefully with this one I'll get back into the enjoyment of it all.

As a guy who isn't normally moved by films, I'm really pleased and surprised that Stardust has managed to draw me in. Very impressed.
I know what you mean about it being as easy to put a DVD on now, I found I wasn't reading much for awhile either. :jack_new_anime06: If it helps Stardust isn't a long book- only about 250 pgs in the novel version and the text is almost double spaced (in my paperback copy anyway- the Harper Perennial one). But it's really excellent, it's the only book I've ever bought twice in different versions. :P Pretty much anything else written by Neil Gaiman is worth checking out- another "children's" book of his, "Coraline" has been made into a film and comes out next Christmas. And my own personal dream is that his "American Gods" (which I think is his best book) would be made into a miniseries for HBO, which is pretty much the only venue I'd trust to adapt that book properly.

Trek_Girl42
February 18th, 2008, 02:04 PM
I love Stardust! I saw the movie first, then I was in Chapters and was like "There's a book?" So I grabbed it and read it. I was surprised at how different they were, but both movie and book were awesome.

I love feel good movies. They make me feel...good.
One of those cases where the changes made for the film were some good choices- I think the book and the movie compliment each other very well and I'd call it one of the best adaptions I've seen. I was so worried going into it that they'd ruined one of my most beloved books. :P

I also really like the audio book - never bought it, those things are so expensive - but I've borrowed it from the library several times, makes for a lovely bedtime story. :P Usually I find that I prefer to read text rather than listen to it, but it's not too long, and it's read really well, so one of really only two or three audio books I've ever listened to all the way through.

bliv
February 18th, 2008, 02:51 PM
You've sold me on picking up a copy of the book next time I'm ordering something from online.

I was crazy enough to buy two copies of the same book as well. Bought the Star Wars NJO novel called Star By Star in both hardcover and then paperback. Was desperate to read it when it came out as it was being reviewed as epic. Loved it so much that I bought the paperback to carry around with me to read when travelling.

If I enjoy Stardust as much as I believe I will then I'll be sure to check out your other Gaiman recommendations.

Trek_Girl42
February 18th, 2008, 03:17 PM
You've sold me on picking up a copy of the book next time I'm ordering something from online.

I was crazy enough to buy two copies of the same book as well. Bought the Star Wars NJO novel called Star By Star in both hardcover and then paperback. Was desperate to read it when it came out as it was being reviewed as epic. Loved it so much that I bought the paperback to carry around with me to read when travelling.

If I enjoy Stardust as much as I believe I will then I'll be sure to check out your other Gaiman recommendations.
Yeah, I borrowed it from the library a couple times, then bought the paperback, and then last Christmas I bought the special edition hardcover of the illustrated version, which is possibly the most beautiful book I have ever seen. It's a favourite. :P

"Stardust" was the first book of his that I read- and then I read "American Gods" (very VERY different from Stardust) and he was instantly my favourite author and that was before I read "Sandman" (and his other comics). He's one of those authors that has written everything- children's picture books, children's novels, several adult novels, short story collections, movies, album concepts, probably a couple hundred comic books, etc.....

Anyway, "American Gods" is my recommendation to try next if you like "Stardust". :)

Admiral Mappalazarou
June 5th, 2008, 03:45 PM
Loved the movie. Just magical. :cameron: