Stardust: Favorite scene/passage

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Stardust: Favorite scene/passage

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1lorannen
jun 25, 2018, 12:11pm

What’s your favorite scene or passage in Stardust?

2humouress
jun 25, 2018, 1:00pm

I quite like the shipboard scenes which are mainly, of course, in the film but not in the book.

The very end of the book is a little heartbreaking; I prefer the twist that the film put on it.

3amanda4242
jun 25, 2018, 2:30pm

>2 humouress: I like the happy ending of the film, but also like the way the book ended. The book's ending does have a touch of melancholy to it, but I think it's appropriate to the story.

4PhilJackson
jun 25, 2018, 3:53pm

There are so many. Just picking one at random I love Tristran's first encounter with the Star. She is so wonderfully annoyed. The scene's that follow from that as their relationship becomes more complex, I like too - very subtly done. Gaiman makes this look easy.

5erinclark
jun 25, 2018, 4:03pm

I really enjoyed the banter between the ghost brothers. Quite clever in the book as well as the movie. And I loved their names.

6amanda4242
jun 25, 2018, 4:48pm

It's just a tiny moment, but I love the part when we first meet Yvaine. She's just been knocked out of the sky and her first words on earth are "Ow. Fuck. Ow."

7nms72
jun 25, 2018, 8:17pm

I love all the ancillary scenes about life in Wall or the Fellowship of the Castle etc. These tidbits that make me want to read more. In fact, that might be what I love most about Gaiman's work: the notion that we're seeing just a sliver of the larger story.

8.cris
jun 26, 2018, 3:47am

The little character who helps Tristan when he arrives in Fairy. He's small. He's hairy and he might have a chin or a muzzle?

9calm
jun 26, 2018, 7:18am

So many - any scene with the ghostly brothers; the tree; that scene near the end with Tristran and Victoria.

My copy also included Wall: a prologue Gaiman's original idea for a book he hasn't written yet. I do hope he returns to Wall and the world beyond the wall someday.

102wonderY
jun 27, 2018, 8:47am

>8 .cris: Yeah! I missed him in the film.

11kristilabrie
jun 29, 2018, 1:39pm

I think my favorite scene is when Tristran realizes he needs to let Victoria Forester go, to marry the man she truly loves (Mr. Monday). Not only does it show just how much he's grown and matured over the previous months of his journeys, but it really was a critical moment in the plot. If he hadn't let Victoria go, his true Heart's Desire would be lost to him, and Lady Una would not have been freed (two Mondays would never have come together, breaking the spell that was binding Lady Una to Madame Semele). Yvaine was even willing to cross into Wall, becoming nothing but a dead rock, until she discovered that Victoria wasn't marrying Tristran after all. The moment that Tristran decided to let Victoria go, everything fell into its rightful place.

Which makes me wonder: Lady Una's chain was thinning before Tristran even made this decision... so, how much of this decision was based on free will, or fate, or perhaps something more magical? I'm curious of what Gaiman thinks of this, and how intentionally he posed, or considered, these questions when writing the book.

12LilyMarlene
jun 29, 2018, 5:33pm

As Tristran is asking the star, Yvaine, about herself as they hobble towards a road, he sees a beautiful crown on the ground ahead of them, and they hear the terrifying screams of the lion and unicorn as they are fighting. I was so carried away by the storyline that until this point, I quite forgot this is a fairytale. Love the imagery in this scene.