You can probably guess a few of them just from watching the trailer. Stardust is still one of the best neil gaiman adaptations. Neil gaimans novel stardust, the source for the new movie of the same name that opens friday, is a bit of an anomaly among the works that have made him a legend in the comics world. Just to the east stands a high stone wall, for which the village is named. The great news is that there are lots of stardustlike movies out there. Dec 18, 2008 ive read the graphic novel version of stardust and loved it. Stardust is a 1997 fantasy novel by british writer neil gaiman, usually published with illustrations by charles vess. Stardust author neil gaiman tells why he turns down most. In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that hell retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm. The book and movie ending are vastly different but both are very enjoyable.
If you would like to pick up this stunning copy of stardust, you can do so while also supporting my channel by using one of t. With charlie cox, claire danes, sienna miller, ian mckellen. While filling out the worksheet for the movie, i found myself coming to some conclusions as to why people found the movie more interestingfun than the actual reading and content of the book. Here, in the hamlet of wall, young tristran thorn has lost his heart to the hauntingly beautiful victoria forester. While rush hour 3 raked in the bucks in the tens of millions, and bourne and the simpsons added to their already impressive piles, poor stardust only took in nine million bucks. The eternal magic of stardust, as explained by charlie cox the daredevil star has plenty of fans from his marvel workbut its a smaller, weirder fantasy film that inspires the real diehards. While rush hour 3 raked in the bucks in the tens of millions, and bourne and the simpsons added to their already impressive piles, poor.
In the book, he is described as tall slender young man who have freckles on his face and his hair was the sodden straw, and it stuck out at awkward. Yes, this movie is based on the novel of the same name, stardust. For the movie based on this novel, see stardust 2007 film. Gladly, i started reading gaiman after i saw stardust without realizing that he was the original author. Neil gaimans criticallyacclaimed adult fairy tale makes the leap from novel to screen. Stardust resort and casino, a former casino resort which was located in las vegas, nevada.
In the tranquil fields and meadows of longago england, there is a small hamlet that has stood on a jut of granite for 600 years. It was collected as a novel in 1998 and was gaimans second solo novel. Aug 05, 2007 neil gaimans novel stardust, the source for the new movie of the same name that opens friday, is a bit of an anomaly among the works that have made him a legend in the comics world. Neil gaiman, creator of the darkly elegant sandman. For me, the graphic novel was a totally unique experience it showed me an entire new art, a new way of telling stories, which was mindopening for a mind just then entering adulthood. Our heros name is tristran, and he has other family besides his father. Matthew beard and sophie rundle star in a brandnew bbc radio 4 fullcast dramatisation of the bestselling novel by neil gaiman, narrated by eleanor bron. Stardust has a different tone and style from most of gaimans prose fiction, being consciously written in the tradition of pretolkien english fantasy, following in the footsteps of authors such as lord dunsany and hope mirrlees. Based on cult comic book writer neil gaimans sandman 1999 novel and directed by. Every movie getting early digital releases due to coronavirus. The novel was based on four comic books, written by neil gaiman and illustrated by charles vess, first published in 199798.
Trailer for the stardust movie welp, they made some changes in the movie. However, the absence of a sequel has frustrated fans and led to them to the only remaining alternative, trying to find movies like stardust. Sadly, i wasnt familiar with gaiman before i saw the movie stardust. The eternal magic of stardust, as explained by charlie cox. Stardust serafin book, a posthumous collection of memoirs and essays by bruce serafin stardust parker novel, by robert parker star dust book, a 2005 collection of poetry by frank bidart. The movie was shot on the old columbia lot on gower, just across the street from continental in stardust, so even the buildings had the right period feel. Stardust, a nasa mission to investigate the comet wild 2. He never appeared in the stardust novel and was recreated from the character, captain johannes alberic. Gaiman and vesss comments on stardust heres some good info about how the collaboration between gaiman and vess developed, and how the book took shape as a movie. Stardustis a surprisingly complex story for a fairy tale adventure film that was also marketing as a familyfriendly movie. Hes told hell get his hearts desire, which in this case means shacking up with an exoticlooking slave woman. Rich with adventure and magic, stardust is one of master storyteller neil gaimans most beloved tales. Based on a comic book series by acclaimed graphic novelist neil gaiman, stardust is a mashup of the princess bride, the neverending story and pretty in pinkwith nods to c. The film that best exemplifies that criteria is stardust official site, which is the winner of the weekly website award.
Yvaine has a bigger role in the book than she does in the movie. I find, however, that stardust as a book works so much better, for me at least, as an audiobook. For obvious reasons, this film was almost forced to be a modern adaptation due to the time period it was. Many of the comments were from people who preferred the movie to the book. In stardust, a movie that dramatizes david bowies road trip across america in 1971, david johnny flynn, several years into his career but still, in terms of image, a bit of a leftover. Stardustoriginally began publication life as a comic book. Here, in the hamlet of wall, young tristran thorn has lost. What are the main differences between the novel and the film. The book has a few key differences from the film, but i do like it quite well. Rich with adventure and magic, stardust is one of master storyteller neil gaimans most beloved tales, and the inspiration for the hit movie. Stardust s plot is a bit overstuffed, claire danes comes off a little too serious in a charming but notsostarry turn, and the many cameos are entertaining but a bit distracting, too. Although the underlying storyline is the same in both the book and the film, there are numerous differences.
The passage from this world to the fantasy kingdom of stormhold is through a breach in a wall beside an english village. If you loved stardust the movie and cant get enough of it, this book will. Mar 08, 2015 stardust, the movie, was produced in 2007. I wish the sky pirates had gotten more attention but i can overlook that easily. The classic fantasy structure involves the hero, the quest, the prize and what stands in the way. Although the underlying storyline is the same in both the book and the film, there are numerous differences in the details of the plot. In the 1800s, a boy becomes a man when he ventures through the breach in pursuit of a fallen star, to prove his love for the village beauty. Dunstan thorn lives in the tiny town of wall, and when hes eighteen, he crosses through the wall to attend the onceeverynineyears faerie market.
British author neil gaimans 1999 novel stardust is a fantasy often considered to. Supersummary, a modern alternative to sparknotes and cliffsnotes, offers highquality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. The movie was excellent and the book is even better and am super happy w it. For me, the graphic novel was a totally unique experience it showed me an entire new art, a new way of telling stories, which was. In stardust, a sprawling, effectsladen fairy tale with the thundering stamina of a marathon horse race, michelle pfeiffer is lamia, as deliciously evil. It was quite a while after watching and loving the film stardust that i discovered it was an adaptation, based on a book by neil gaiman. Stardust project, eu research on space junk and asteroids. Thus far, stardust has been my favorite neil gaiman work, perhaps in great part because of my love for the movie. How does stardust the movie compare to stardust the book. I still like the movie better, but gaimans writing is so extraordinary. Chapter one in which we learn of the village of wall, and of the curious thing that occurs there every nine years there was once a young man who wished to gain his hearts desire.
A fantasy, even a comic fantasy, needs above all to be lean and uncluttered. Stardust fire, a 1981 fire in the stardust nightclub in dublin. It is not a good sign that almost the most entertaining element of stardust is captain shakespeare appearing from the skies in his dirigible pirate ship. The movie clocks in at a longbutfastmoving two hours and eight minutes. He became king of stormhold by restoring the royal ruby. Aug 10, 2007 in stardust, a sprawling, effectsladen fairy tale with the thundering stamina of a marathon horse race, michelle pfeiffer is lamia, as deliciously evil a witch as the movies have ever invented. Recently, ive seen stardust mentioned in several threads. Stardust adult video boston adult video store boston. See johnny flynn as david bowie in upcoming film stardust. See more ideas about costumes, movie costumes and movies. Ive read the graphic novel version of stardust and loved it.
Based on cult comicbook writer neil gaimans sandman 1999 novel and directed by. Challenged to retrieve a fallen star, tristran thorn leaves the sleepy english village of wall a. It seems like in this day and age, if we arent interested from the get go, we dont even have the motivation to wait until the end. Even today, two townsmen stand on either side of the opening, night and day, taking eighthour shifts. I have read several book by neil gaiman and this is by far one of the best if not the best novel he has ever written. In the film adaption he was portrayed by actor charlie cox. Its screen adaptation made it to theaters only nine years after the books. Ive read the novel, the graphic novel, watched the movie, and have now listened to the audio performance.
The local library despite not allowing us to check out dvds for free. Star dust, a british airliner that disappeared in 1947. It boasts a plotline tailored to teens and tweens, and a starfilled cast michelle pfeiffer, robert. A faithful interpretation that captures the spirit of whimsy, action, and offkilter humor of neil gaiman, stardust juggles multiple genres and tones to create a. Directed by gabriel range i am slave and written by christopher bell netflixs the last czars, the movie is set in 1971 and sees bowie as a 24yearold heading off for his first road trip to. The only son of the legendary captain ghostmaker, he dreamed of england, the world across the wall, but was bound to become a notorious pirate because of his heritage. For a movie site to be an award winner, i expect it to have all of the usual features, extras like clips, something interactive like a game, and background sound and animation. Stardust is still one of the best neil gaiman adaptations out. Usually i would never hesitate to read a book by someone i love so much, but i saw the movie stardust when it came out and was really. Aug 28, 20 neil gaimans stardust is a delightful book, a layered and delicate thing that satisfies the adventurer in us all. Neil gaimans stardust is a delightful book, a layered and delicate thing that satisfies the adventurer in us all. Stardusts plot is a bit overstuffed, claire danes comes off a little too serious in a charming but notsostarry turn, and the many cameos are entertaining but a bit distracting, too. But the book, as usual, had elements which just wouldnt have worked in the movie, even though the movie did follow the basic plot of the book rather well. The booktomovie transition has always been difficult for writersthey are notorious complainers about film adaptationsbecause what they really want to see is an illustrated version of.
This onepage guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of stardust by neil gaiman. Matthew vaughns film adaptation of neil gaimans stardustis more than a decade. Stardust is still one of the best neil gaiman adaptations out there features gaimans work makes crossing mediums look easy, but the 2007 stardust film remains one of the best adaptations of his. On stardust, tristran thorn or tristan as named in the film is the name of the storys charming young protagonist. And in this heart, a special place is there for stardust. Stardust is still one of the best neil gaiman adaptations out there. And while that is, as beginnings go, not entirely novel for every tale about every young man there ever was or will be could start in a similar manner there was much about this young man and. For obvious reasons, this film was almost forced to be a modern adaptation due to the time period it was released in. Stardust is an utterly charming fairy tale in the tradition of the princess bride and the neverending story. There were some different aspects to the book than the movie, and i really liked seeing the differences. First, i must say stardust is one of my favorite movies ever, so i wasnt sure about reading the book. Stardust is a 2007 romantic fantasy adventure film directed by matthew vaughn and cowritten by vaughn and jane goldman.1304 144 190 525 441 321 1263 261 422 365 343 19 1428 1246 618 109 212 1022 58 1135 1537 1488 604 232 1487 468 966 835 113 571 364 691 463 241 404 96