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"Stardust" -- The Movie

We saw "Stardust" last night (for those of us living in the boondocks, NetFlix really is a wonderful thing....), and I have to say that I thought it was a terrific movie.  For those of you who would tell me that the movie isn't nearly as good as the book, I have no doubt that's true.  I love Neil Gaiman's work, and I have every intention of reading it.

But this, it seemed to me (and I do say this without having read the novel yet), was one time when Hollywood got it right.  The movie is funny, suspenseful, well acted, visually stunning, and a tremendous amount of fun.  Watching Robert De Niro as the closeted Captain Shakespeare was a particular treat.  We were an audience of six -- three adults, a 20 year-old male college student, and two younger girls, ages 12 and 10.  All of us loved it.  That's saying something.

If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it.

Today's music:  Jerry Douglas (Under the Wire)

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rosy_cotton
Jan. 5th, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
I'm fond of Gaiman's books and to my mind the film and the book are rather different... very different, in fact. The book is much kinder and is closer to a fairy-tale. I read this book and only then I watched the film, maybe that's why it got me a bit dissapointed)
waynemccalla
Jan. 5th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
"Stardust" -- The Movie
David,

I actually rented one tonight from the video store that I work part-time at. I plan on watching either tonight or tomorrow since will be off from there and Macy's.

Have read a few things by Gaiman but not this one. If I like it I will most likely pick up the book to read.

Wayne

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