Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Stardust and dark fairytales.

Watched Stardust with J on my burfday.

I never did finish the book. I'm still at page 63 where Tristan mentioned something about nursery rhyme and Babylon. There are just so much details crammed into a single sentence that you have to take a minute to visualise it all before moving on to the next sentence. It is astonishing how Gaiman managed to cram it all into the thin unassuming book. Which is why I'm still not done with the ridiculously thin book.

Never judge a book by its cover. And thickness.

J's book VS mine. He finished it and I'm still weighing my options.

No matter, it is still great to see all the words come to life on the big screen.

It is a romantic tale of how a young man came to find true love. Not conventional, but dark and violent. Which fairytale isn't dark? Some old witch bent on killing you? Snow White got it bad. Brothers killing each other for the throne? Ancient Egyptian myth of Osiris and Set has got that covered.

-- You know what they say about women and shiny objects.

[From what I found from Wikipedia, according to the myth, Set murdered his brother, Osiris, out of jealousy. Horus, Osiris's son, later battled and defeated Set in a fight for the crown of Egypt.]

Yvaine, the star who fell from the sky. She's glowing almost all the time!

Which woman doesn't glow when she's in love? *rolls eyes*

I want a Babylon Candle.

The movie is different from the book on certain details. Tristan's dad has a wife and daughter, and they are not that nice to Tristan. Oh well. It is a great movie, catch it if you can or get the dvd!

Egyptian myth of Osiris and Set.
Official Stardust website

1 comment:

Doug said...

You've got to finish the book, thought the book ending is not so fairytale as the movie.

Neverwhere is a great book by him as well.

And cheer up!

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