Stardust

August 10th, 2007








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Stardust

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Plot
In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 7.8/10 (117,058 voted)

Critic's Score: 66/100

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Stars: Charlie Cox, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller

Storyline
The passage from this world to the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold is through a breach in a wall beside an English village. In the 1800s, a boy becomes a man when he ventures through the breech in pursuit of a fallen star, to prove his love for the village beauty. The star is no lump of rock, it's a maiden, Yvaine. Tristan, the youth, is not the only one looking for her: three witches, led by Lamia, want her heart to make them young; and, the sons of the dead king of Stormhold want her because she holds a ruby that will give one of them title to the throne. Assisting Tristan are his mother, the victim of a spell, and a transvestite pirate of the skies. Will Tristan win his true love?

Writers: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn

Cast:
Claire Danes - Yvaine
Ian McKellen - Narrator (voice)
Bimbo Hart - Young Scientist
Alastair MacIntosh - Victorian Academic
David Kelly - Guard
Ben Barnes - Young Dunstan
Kate Magowan - Slave Girl / Una
Melanie Hill - Ditchwater Sal
Charlie Cox - Tristan Thorn
Michelle Pfeiffer - Lamia
Robert De Niro - Captain Shakespeare
Sienna Miller - Victoria
Henry Cavill - Humphrey
Nathaniel Parker - Dunstan Thorn
Darby Hawker - Grumpy Customer

Taglines: Love is Magic



Details

Official Website: Official site [Spain] | Paramount Pictures [United States] |

Release Date: 10 August 2007

Filming Locations: Apsley, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England, UK

Box Office Details

Budget: $70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $9,169,779 (USA) (12 August 2007) (2540 Screens)

Gross: $135,560,026 (Worldwide) (14 September 2008)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
The letter the scientist sent to Dunstan reads, "Dear Sir, Thank you for your inquiry concerning the existence of another world beyond The Wall surrounding your village. In our opinion, the hypothetical existence of such a gateway would run contrary to all known laws of science. Subsequently - in the opinion of my esteemed colleagues and myself, the idea may be safely dismissed as merely colorful rural folklore. I thank you again for your enquiry and hope that our conclusion will enable you to proceed with your life. Yours faithfully,".

Goofs:
Continuity: When Tristan wakes up in the forest at night, alarmed by a star's warning, and starts running to catch up with Primus' carriage, there are three shots showing Primus' dead brothers sleeping in the carriage. Their sleeping positions change from shot to shot. This is because a part of the scene was deleted and the rest then had to be re-shot/rearranged to match.

Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator: A philosopher once asked, "Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?" Pointless, really... "Do the stars gaze back?" Now *that's* a question.



User Review

Previews do no justice...

Rating: 10/10

Why are the previews so blah for a movie that is so awesome!! Everyone should know what an excellent movie this is. It is engaging and funny from moment one, original, and well-acted. I wish the movie was doing itself as good press as it deserves!

For anyone that loved The Princess Bride, Labyrinth, and other truly funny and original fantasy adventure, this is one of the great ones. Robert DeNiro is hysterical. Relative newcomer Charlie Cox is an incredible leading man. Claire Danes is fantastic as always. Michelle Pfiefer is making quite a splash with her recent returns to the screen. There are also a lot of wonderful moments from minor characters...even down to facial expressions.




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