64. Stardust

Jennifer and Kaylia talk about life lessons learned through fairy tales, the failings of Hollywood tropes, and the amazing casting for a movie that simply could not hold a (Babylon) candle to the book. Plus Star Trek trivia and lots of episode name-dropping. Enjoy!

Stardust is a 1999 fantasy novel by British writer Neil Gaiman, usually published with illustrations by Charles Vess. Stardust has a different tone and style from most of Gaiman’s prose fiction, being consciously written in the tradition of pre-Tolkien English fantasy, following in the footsteps of authors such as Lord Dunsany and Hope Mirrlees. It is concerned with the adventures of a young man from the village of Wall, which borders the magical land of Faerie.

Stardust is a 2007 romantic fantasy adventure film directed by Matthew Vaughn and co-written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman. Based on Neil Gaiman‘s 1999 novel of the same name, it features an ensemble cast led by Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, Ricky Gervais, Jason Flemyng, Rupert Everett, Peter O’Toole, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Robert De Niro, with narration by Ian McKellen.


This Pages and Popcorn Podcast episode was produced by Kaylia Metcalfe and featured “Pages and Popcorn Podcast Theme” / M.D. Arms

Book and movie recap runs from 4.58 – 24.18

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Show Notes / Sources

For some reason during recording this episode we couldn’t stop name-dropping other episodes we had done.  Like Coraline, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Last Unicorn, our summer watch of Shadow and Bone, Enola Holmes, The Dressmaker, The Mountain Between Us, A Simple Favor, Children of Men, and Mary Poppins!

Sheesh!Also…. Here is that Star Trek song!

De Niro and GLAAD

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stardust_(Gaiman_novel)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stardust_(2007_film)

https://www.fantasybookreview.co.uk/Neil-Gaiman/Stardust.html

https://www.thehollywoodnews.com/2014/08/15/amandas-adaptations-stardust-book-vs-film/

http://www.mtv.com/news/1566862/stardust-author-neil-gaiman-tells-why-he-turns-down-most-adaptations-but-not-this-one/

Published by kayliametcalfe

Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

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