Stardust: LT Movie Night
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Stardust is streaming on Netflix in some countries, or you can rent it on Amazon, Google, or iTunes. Check out the trailer on YouTube, if you're not concerned about mild spoilers.
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We'll talk about both the book and the movie, of course, though you're not required to have read it.
If you're a Twitterer or Facebooker, we'll be using the hashtag #LTMovieNight (or #LitsyMovieNight, if you're on Litsy) on those platforms.
Some months later, once it was released on DVD, it was one of the last movies I bought at our local Blockbuster before it went under. I still have the DVD, too!
I last watched it 3 or 4 years ago, so I'm looking forward to the excuse to revisit an old favorite.
1. The original graphic novel, with illustrations by Charles Vess: https://www.librarything.com/work/13264184
2. The text-only adaptation, which does not have any illustrations but which also has different text, to add visual descriptions where they weren't needed previously: https://www.librarything.com/work/3574878
Now you're suggesting that there's a third version, combining the text of the text-only adaptation with illustrations? Interesting!
Movie Tristan had grand ideas of travel, getting out in the world, etc., where book Tristran did not. However, he also seems to lack things like the very useful (faerie) sense of direction, and the plot devices that showed off his memory for stories/poems have been removed.
Edited to correct auto correct
ETA: I do enjoy a good montage, though.
"Well it's certainly not the waltz."
Unrelated: What even does a "face like a bag of frogs" look like, do we think? Too many eyes?
Oh, I just love Yvaine's speech about love! Is it in the book that way? I still have 50 or so pages to go.
ETA: Oh wait, I think she does do some bits of it, but it's not quite as delightful. I'm a bit behind move-time-wise. I'll check it tomorrow. Goes along with the whole romance angle being more plausible in the film angle I mentioned in >52 lorannen: —in the book, it seems more like an accident at the very end.
>58 lorannen: She does know she can't cross, in the book at least. In chapter ten, after he comes back from Wall, she tells Tristran what would have happened if she had left Faerie. Why she didn't tell him *before* is my question.
Agreed. The movie manages to wring some emotional resonance out of the characters. That was definitely lacking in the book. But the book is much more clever.
I really enjoyed the movie and actually prefer it to the book. The movie made me root for Tristan and the star to get together because of the little moments they shared on the journey. In the book I really didn't care but knew they would wind up together.
I liked reading through all of your comments. I love horses so I was happy to see the unicorn portrayed as it was. I'm also a Claire Danes fan and was pleased to see her in a new role.
One thing I wondered was why the witch's sisters were young people with age makeup. Why not just get old actresses to play those parts? It's understandable for Michelle Pfeiffer because she had to age throughout. Maybe they just wanted them to match.
This was my first One LT, One Book and I had fun. Thank you for hosting and I hope to join you all again next time.
- The Market Town in Stormhold looked a lot different in the movie than in my head.... I pictured a much more intimate type of market, sprawled out in a wooded area just beyond the field, with trails that wind from cluster of booths to cluster of booths, lit up by string lights of sorts... not the bright, in-your-face colors and hubbub that was shown in the movie. It was an interesting contrast, for sure.
- Mark Heap! I didn't realize he played Tertius...loved him in the short-lived Spaced show.
- Am I getting my stories mixed up, or didn't Madame Semele turn the boy into a goat for her cart, and not the witch?
- I'm surprised I never figured out how Yvaine and Tristran ended up in the clouds, after their escape from the inn...of course it was because Yvaine was thinking of her home! Silly me.
Overall, the movie was pretty good. I have to agree with lorannen that the romance between Yvaine and Tristan seemed much more plausible in the movie than in the book. I enjoyed the comedic relief of the Stormhold princes, particularly the last fight between Tristan and the witch-queen. I'm not sure which ending I liked more, but I think I'd actually lean towards the book's ending
After reading the book for the first time, I like the emotional resonance of the movie, not to mention the steampunk elements, and I liked the fairy-tale resonance of the book. It was not as emotional a plot in the book, as some people observed, but there were lots of fun, hidden characters that didn't make it into the movie.