Stardust by Neil Gaiman – Adapted: Books to Movies

Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too… equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies.

This month, they analyze Neil Gaiman’s Stardust, which 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.

This book has been adapted in 2007 by director Matthew Vaughan and stars Claire Danes, Charlie Cox and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Marisa and Phil give historical context to the book, talk about Gaiman’s inspiration for writing it, favorite plot points and then transition into discussing the adapted version.

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