He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children. —Psalm 113:9

August 16, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #4: Stardust Edition

I should disclaim that I haven't actually seen the movie yet. I really wanted to go last weekend, but it just didn't work out. I have high hopes for this weekend, though.

Thirteen Reasons You (And I) Should See Stardust This Weekend

  1. The book is wonderful. And while I know that The Movie Is Not The Book, I still also know from the book that this is a wonderful story with wonderful cast of characters, who are played in the movie by an equally wonderful cast of actors.

  2. It's a gorgeous movie, which I can tell from the previews and the web site. It should be, seeing as how the look of the film was designed by Charles Vess, who also illustrated the Stardust graphic novel.

  3. The role of Yvaine was originally offered to Sarah Michelle Gellar, who purportedly turned it down because the shooting schedule required her to spend too much time away from Freddie. That's not really a reason to go see the film, but let's all pause for a moment to ponder how AWESOME she would have been, and sigh.

  4. Despite a not-so-great opening weekend, it's mostly getting good reviews.

  5. It's also getting a lot of positive comparisons to The Princess Bride. I didn't really think that when I read the book, but I can definitely see how they compare.

  6. Two words: Rupert Everett.

  7. If you don't go see it, God will kill Fred the Unlucky Black Cat. Just kidding. Or am I?!!!

  8. He'll kill Cabal instead. Okay, that's not true either. Or is it?!!!

  9. Beyond being an amazingly and enviously talented and imaginative writer, Neil Gaiman is, by all accounts, an amazing person, to boot, and he deserves not to have his pets killed off because you wouldn't go see his movie to have a lot of success in Hollywood.

  10. He's also written many other wonderful things, several of which have already been optioned and lying around in screenplay limbo for years and years, and if this film does well, it will increase the chances of those other projects ever seeing the light of day.

  11. Two more words: Michelle Pfeiffer.

  12. Maddy Gaiman will give you a stern look until you go.


  13. What else are you going to see this weekend? Superbad?

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2. Nancy Bond
3. Holly
4. Kuanyin
5. Carolan Ivey
6. Spacy Tracie
7. Susan B.
8. So Lost
9. Pat J.
10. Denise Patrick

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FRIGGA said...

Uhhh.... How do you know you won't be thouroughly disappointed?

Happy TT13!

jeanjeanie said...

I don't (although I don't think I will be), but that doesn't mean I won't support Neil.

Nancy J. Bond said...

Neil Gaiman is a genius. I'm really looking forward to this pic.

Holly said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing this. I can't wait. For all the reasons you listed and then some. :)

Kuanyin said...

I am SO looking forward to this movie...it hasn't opened on Maui yet. Come and enter my blog contest for TT today...it has to do with Elvis memories.

Carolan Ivey said...

Rupert Everett? I'm so there... :)

SpaceyMom said...

I haven't heard of this movie. I'll have to check it out now!

Susan B. said...

This is the second post I've seen on this movie this week, and it's really making me want to see it!

Denise Patrick said...

I'm not going to see anything. Movies are too expensive these days. I'll wait until it comes out on video.

Anonymous said...

Hope it's great!

Pat J said...

If and when it opens in my town, I'll go see it. I'm not holding my breath, though; Transformers is still screening here.

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

I'd love to see this, but I don't think I'll be able to drag That Man. Sigh. DVD time, I guess!

soleil said...


me and my friends are planning on seeing this soon. the trailers are fantastic. i can't wait. and i'm a fan of claire danes and SMG. so either way, i'm happy. :)

damozel said...

We're totally planning to go, though I'd have preferred Gellar---I don't even know to whom, but I know I'd prefer her.

Two more words: Ricky Gervais!

I am just so sick of Gwynneth Paltrow, who reminds me of a stick of white asparagus. She's just too rarefied for me...I used to like her but now her appearance in a film usually puts me off. She's always Gwynneth, no matter who she's supposed to be....

Joy Renee said...

i have never read a neil gaiman. i just discovered him last spring having checked several out for my husband who read them and assured me i would love them but i didn't get to them before the library closed. it really sucks not having a library. that was my source for DVDs as well as books.

thanx for visiting my TT re my umbrage with Professor Umbridge

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