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Stardust
« on: October 30, 2011, 03:06:44 pm »
Definitely my favourite film. Close run thing with Lord of the Rings. The Hobbit may knock it off its pedestal.
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Re: Stardust
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011, 05:43:50 pm »
The Princess Bride is better.

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Re: Stardust
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2011, 10:59:34 pm »
Both good films, but Stardust just has the edge for me and the book is good as well.
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Re: Stardust
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2011, 12:14:35 pm »
Stardust has just the right balance of sentiment and adult humour for a kid's film. 

I also like Peter Pan (not the Disney !) and the Bridge to Terabithia for the same reason.   :)
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Re: Stardust
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2011, 09:09:21 pm »
It's okay, but not as good as the book which has a sadder ending and a killer line at the inn which isn't used and as for all that DeNiro cross-dressing (also not in the book), jeesh, but nice to see parts of Skye feature in the movie.

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Re: Stardust
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2012, 04:16:20 pm »
Michelle Pfeiffer was really good, I thought. I loved the humour.
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Re: Stardust
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2012, 07:05:54 pm »
Stardust was pretty good, but I absolutely loved Mirrormask.

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Re: Stardust
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2012, 01:18:50 pm »
Love that movie ;D

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Re: Stardust
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2012, 02:50:01 pm »
The film adaption of Stardust is what prompted me to pick up some of Gaiman's novels, with Stardust being the first one I read by him. I was a little disappointed when I noticed Captain Shakespeare was a pure cinematic addition to the story, but I loved the book (and the film) nonetheless.

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Re: Stardust
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2012, 07:43:42 pm »
Shall watch out for Mirrormask. Not heard of it before. What's it about and when was it made?
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Re: Stardust
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2012, 04:48:13 pm »
I've always preferred the book to the film, although they are obviously two different animals with two different audiences to cater for, but I can really do without the De Niro/Gervais "stuff". The book ends more tragically, and is truer because of it.


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Re: Stardust
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2012, 07:39:19 pm »
I haven't read the book, but I thought de Niro's  pirate captain was one of the funniest things in the film. I can't remember much of Gervais, mind.

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Re: Stardust
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2012, 08:49:48 am »
Enjoyed Stardust a lot; a definite family favourite.

Mirrormask is about a girl who enters an eerie (mostly CGI) fantasy world with analogues of her friends and family, a bit like a more nightmarish version of The Wizard of Oz. It was directed by Dave McKean on a pretty low budget, and he's said himself that there was no money or time available for tweaking things in the way he would have liked once a first cut was ready, but for all that it's a very interesting film and worth renting at the very least.

Our kids got it in a box set with Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal, and although it doesn't get watched as often as those two, they do like it.

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Re: Stardust
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2012, 10:42:20 am »
Ah Labyrinth... One of the most exciting afternoons of my life was going to interview the chaps at the Jim Henson Creature Workshop and walking around a corner to come face to face with Ludo.

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Re: Stardust
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2012, 11:54:50 am »
Face to face with Ludo? Bloody hell Cav, how tall ARE you!