Stardust

I haven’t sat in and watched a film on a Sunday evening for ages, so I took some time off to watch Stardust on C4 this evening. And enjoyed it hugely. I was already a fan of Neil Gaiman’s book, but was aware it wasn’t all terribly cinematic – the ending in particular worked fine on the page, but might not do so well on screen. Well, they fixed that. The whole script was tight and faithful to the spirit of the original – though not afraid to take an idea and run with it – and it looked beautiful too, with some lovely visual flourishes. Really great adaptation. The only missing element was four letters of dialogue in Claire Danes’ first scene, but I’ll forgive it that. I haven’t enjoyed a film so much for quite a while.