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Volume 26, Number 4 — April 2019

Stardust: What Others Are Saying

"Conversation with the Moon" by Charles Vess, "Stardust"

August 06, 2007

The following are links from excerpts of Neil Gaiman's blog, the author of the book the film Stardust is based on.

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In the NY Times!

LA Times about Stardust and more, and they gathered quotes from film director Matthew Vaughn, actress Claire Danes and others:,1,7113938.story?coll=la-entnews-movies

— Charlie Cox (who portrays Stardust's young hero) is also interviewed in the LA Times,0,1998613.story

Charles Vess and his wife Karen Shaffer were flying back from California and opened up their USA TODAY on the plane and found this:

— There's a little footage from the Los Angeles premiere at:

— Interesting interview with film director Matthew Vaughn at

— Stardust currently has 100% on!

— Variety's review of Stardust is at

Sprinkled with tongue-in-cheek humor, fairly adult jokes and some well-known
faces acting very silly, this adventure story should have particular appeal
to fans of "The Princess Bride," but in any event will never be mistaken for a
strictly-for-kids movie.

It's also another lovely review for Michelle Pfeiffer...
The best thing in the film, Pfeiffer shows great comedic timing, and
her metamorphoses — as Lamia careens from flourishing beauty to
horrible crone — show considerable courage, as the actress manages
to be funny regardless of what state of decrepitude she's in. It's
not a very admirable character, after all: Lamia turns people into
goats and goats into people, and she and her sisters foretell the
future by hacking up animals and reading their entrails. They're not
the most in-demand dinner guests.

— The new Stardust sculpture is available — designed and modeled by Charles Vess.
Details at

NOTE: You can get it extremely cheap (at cost — almost half price) over at
from a store that over-ordered (thinking it was the poster) and needs to move them...

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