A Post on a Movie Called Stardust....
I took some time off and went to the Movies. My Boss was all for this and gave me the time very gladly. I have been speaking to a lot of people who had already seen this Movie, despite the fact that it is just out today, and all them said it was good, very, very good, wonderful and a whole lot of fun.
I have read the reviews, the press, the interviews. As a matter of fact, the studio copies me on all of the reviews, the press and interviews. Heck, I arranged a fair amount of it myself. ( And was nearly driven mad in the process )
I have watched this evolve from a novel being written, to published, to optioned, to cast , to being made, and all of the other things ( that I now know WAY more about ) that go along with having a major motion picture launched.
But none of this prepared me for actually seeing it on the screen in the theater.
Yes, it is good, very, very good and a whole lot of fun, a description that could be termed , the tip of the iceberg. It is magic, pure, bloody magic. Brilliant. Fascinating. Hilarious. Astounding. Beautiful. Beyond captivating. The performances by the actors ( and there is some talent there, I tell you ) were as wonderful as the best music I have ever heard. The scenery was breathtaking. The story flowed like, well, the best story my own personal favourite author ever wrote. The script made me want to call Jane Goldman ( whom I have never personally met ) and, well, I can't think what I would actually SAY. ( doing a Wayne and Garth " we are not worthy " loses something on the phone.
I knew it would be good, but guys, ( you who have seen it ) never told me HOW good. Gods, it works. I am not sure I breathed during the entire film. I wanted to cry. ( did, in fact, all the way home )
So many people worked so long and hard to make this. And I am very sure I don't know the half of it.
They did good. It worked. More than that , it is Magic.
I don't generally talk about my day job here, but this , I had to talk about.
Go, and see this movie. And see it again, and again.
It will make you happy.
Love and Stars,