January 25, 2012

Books into Movies: Stardust

Normally when I hear about a movie that was a book I make sure that I read the book first.  However, I didn't realize that Stardust was a book before I saw the movie.  I LOVED the movie.  It seriously is one of my favorite of all times.

So, after I saw and loved the movie I decided to read the book and see how it compared.  It was great as well.  I actually listened to the audiobook which was narrated by Neil Gaiman, who is fantastic, of course.

This was one time where I am glad I saw the movie first because I think I wouldn't have liked it quite as much as I do.  But, because I saw them backwards, I was able to like them both a bunch.  I wonder what other movie/book combos this would have worked with.

I think that if I had seen Twilight first, I would have wanted to read the book to see how much better is actually was than the movie.  Any other ones you can think of?

If you have never seen Stardust, take a look or read the book, both are great!

7 comments:

  1. I've never heard of Stardust! I'll definitely be looking for the movie now, though. :-)

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  2. I recently saw Stardust and loved it. My Groovy Girl and I snuggled on the sofa and were transported completely. I've never read the book but plan to at some point. Listening to it must be great with Gaiman as narrator.

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  3. Whenever possible, I always see the movie first. It allows me to enjoy the film for what it is and then read the book and enjoy it more.

    That's how I discovered Twilight (and YA in general for that matter).

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    1. I always do the opposite, but I can certainly see how doing it movie first is a benefit! I might have to adopt that policy.
      This movie is a wonderful one!

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  4. I loved the movie Stardust (which I saw first), but I didn't like the book much. Usually I prefer the book version more, but every once in a while the movie wins out. The same thing happened to me with The Princess Bride. Hm, funny enough, I saw that movie first, too.

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    1. I saw The Princess Bride first too!! Another one of my all time faves!

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  5. I saw the movie without knowing about the book, too! Otherwise, like you, I'd probably have read it before. Anyway, I read it afterwards, and enjoyed it as well.

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