Stardust ( film) - Wikiquote
Stardust () is a fantasy film directed by Matthew Vaughn, based on Neil Gaiman's . Murdered by pirates, heart torn out and eaten, meet Victoria. Tristan: (to Yvaine) Excuse me, but have you seen a fallen star anywhere? You thought of your home and I thought of mine, and now we are halfway between the two!. Now, that's a question- But I'm getting ahead of myself- Our story really begins here, at the Royal Academy. Pray you never meet me again, Ditchwater Sal. Please protect our sister, Tristan- Yvaine is in grave danger- The unicorn You thought of your home and I thought of mine and now we're halfway between the two!. As Matthew Vaughn's Stardust turns 10 this week, we look at Robert De including two focking sequels to Meet the Parents, bizarrely bad Around the halfway point we take a detour with the bloodthirsty crew of “You know, reputations,” he tells Tristan and Yvaine, “A lifetime to build, seconds to destroy.
Just like you said. And the glass flower. The flower she sold to you. She told me it would bring me luck. This was also in the basket. I've never opened it. It's addressed to you. Had my mistress allowed it, I would have kept you in a heartbeat. My dearest wish is that we will meet someday. The fastest way to travel is by candlelight. To use it, think of me and only me. I will think of you every day, for always.
Oh, Mother, I'm so And I'm not your mother, so get off me! Do I look like I'm your mother? Well, are you all right? Do you want some help? You can help by leaving me alone! I was thinking of my Oh, excuse me, madam. This may seem strange, but have you seen a fallen star anywhere? No, really, we're in a crater. This must be where it fell. Yeah, this is where it fell. Or if you want to be really specific, up there is where this weird, bloody necklace came out of nowhere and knocked it out of the heavens when it was minding its own business.
And over there is where it landed. And right here, this is where it got hit by a magical flying moron! I had no idea you'd be a See, you're going to be a birthday gift for Victoria, my true love. Hah, But of course!
Nothing says romance like the gift of a kidnapped, injured woman! I'm not going anywhere with you. You should be on your way now, Primus. You must find the royal necklace with the ruby before your brothers. The first benevolent king.
I don't doubt Stormhold would be a better place under your rule. Don't you think, Tertius? Since you're all here, won't you join me in a toast? What a very good idea. To the new King of Stormhold, whichever of you fine fellows it might be.
You really thought that you were king? You killed the Bishop? I think you'll find that you killed the Bishop by drinking out of the wrong cup. Oh, look, when you finish wrestling with your conscience, may I suggest you return to your chamber? Leave the quest for the stone to me. How have we lived this way all these years? In my absence, I expect you to make it fit for the queens we are. When I return with our prize, all of us shall be young again. Never fear, my sisters.
I will not fail. Don't you ever sleep? It may have escaped your notice, genius, but that's when stars have rather better things to do. Like coming out, shining, that sort of thing. Yeah, well, it may have escaped yours, but you're not in the sky anymore. Coming out is off the agenda. Oh, and sleeping during the day is O-U-T. Unless you have some magical ability to sleep while you're walking. Have you not got it into your thick head yet? I'm not walking anywhere!
Sit in a crater.
Scene Stealers: Robert De Niro in Stardust
I've had enough of you anyway. I was going to put you back in the sky once I'd brought you to my Victoria, but clearly, you'd rather sit on your own in the middle of nowhere, forever. And just how were you planning to get me back to the sky?
I find the fastest way to travel is by candlelight. You've got a Babylon candle. Yeah, I have a bubbling candle. That's what I said. Anyway, I was going to give what's left of it to you. Well, that barely has one use left. So be grateful I'm not using it right now to get us both back to the wall.
Unless you have a better way of getting yourself home. All right, all right, I'm helping. And you are going to have to walk quicker than that. Otherwise, I'll never get you back to Victoria in a week. Don't push your luck. Don't take less than a florin for him, Bernard! A florin for your goat, boy. He's a bit small to pull your cart.
What do you want with me, a poor old flower Oh, do shut up.
Stardust () - Claire Danes as Yvaine - IMDb
I know what you are and I swear by the ordinances of the sisterhood to which we both belong that I mean you no harm. I wish to share your meal. Hmm, well, one can never be too careful. I'll get you a seat. What's it to be? So, stranger, where are you headed off to on this fine day? I seek a fallen star. She fell not far from here. And when I find her, I shall take my great knife and cut out her heart while she still lives. And the glory of our youth shall be restored.
That's the best news I've had in ages. I could do with losing a few years myself. So whereabouts did you You dare to steal truth from my lips by feeding me limbus grass? Do you have any idea what a big mistake you've made, Ditchwater Sal? How do you know my I shall not seek the star, Your Dark Majesty. Seek all you wish. You will not perceive her even if she stands before you. So let me get this straight.
You think you know we're going the right way because, and I quote, "I just do". I do, though, I don't know why, maybe it's my love for Victoria guiding me home.
Yvonne, whether you like it or not My name is Yvaine. How many times do I have to Would you please slow down? And if you look up in the sky, even during the day, you can see the My sides are splitting. No, I mean it What are you doing? What does it look like I'm doing?
Please don't do this again. We agreed we'd stop off at the next village to eat and rest. I never stay up this late! Please, let me sleep! I'll go and get something to eat. I'm making sure you don't run away. Your Highness, the soothsayer, as you requested. Do you now propose we start swimming? Sire, I've merely relayed to you what the runes have told me. I can do no more. Well, consult them again. Before we seek the stone, I have another question.
Am I the seventh son? Is my favourite colour blue? Has excessive begging or pleading ever persuaded me to spare the life of a traitor? This time, throw them high. Do you work for my brother?
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Tristan, is that you? Be careful how much magic you use, sister. It's beginning to show. One goat and a small enchantment. Well, even using the ring will take its toll.
Better you call on us only in dire need. And use your runes to locate the star yourself. I used them and she should be here. But now they're just telling me gibberish. It is because you must stay where you are, my sister.
She is coming to you. Oh, be warned, Lamia. Misery has drained her. Set a trap that ensures her heart is glowing before you cut it out. You are Billy, the innkeeper, I am your wife, and you're our daughter. Now, make everything ready. Our special guest will be here soon. I mean, who's to say he'd have even kept his promise about the candle? I just refuse to believe he's the only person in Stormhold who could've helped me.
Going on and on and on. Just "Victoria this" and "Victoria that. Please protect our sister, Tristan. Yvaine is in grave danger. The unicorn came to help her, but now they're heading into a trap. No star is safe in Stormhold. The last to fall, years ago, was captured by the same witches who seek Yvaine now. They tricked her, cared for her, and when her heart was once more aglow, they cut it from her chest and ate it.
A coach is coming. By any means possible, you must get on it. It's like how stars aren't sentient humanoids with magic powers on both sides of the wall.
And perhaps stars have a different view of distance and than humans? For entities that can live for billions of years, light years, decades and centuries won't necessarily feel the same as to short-lived humans. And besides, this is fantasy. Technically, wasn't Yvaine a meteorite, or would be if she crossed the wall?
- Transcript #4: Stardust
- Charlie Cox: Tristan Thorn
- Claire Danes: Yvaine
Look at it this way: Remember that they're on the Land of Faerie side of the wall. They're not giant balls of plasma thousands of light years from earth, they're human oid people walking around on the inside of the outermost Celestial Sphere. They're maybe a few miles apart at most. Recall that, when they first used the Babylon Candle together, it was explicitly stated that they wound up halfway between their homes Stars are gas, not rock.
And the metaphorical consequences of this interpretation are in line with the movie: Empusa's death Did anyone else find it kind of anticlimactic how the second witch died?
They're apparently the three best witches and all we see her do is Hey, it worked on Dr. The ferrets not rodents didn't kill her. The wolves Tristan set free right after killed her. Still, an uber powerful witch got killed by a bunch of mindless animals. Even Ditchwater Sal put up a better fight and managed to pull one over on two main characters. Plus, her black magic smoke was way cooler than Pfeiffer's green magic smoke.
Hey, you ever try casting spells when you've got a couple dozen pissed off ferrets running up your dress? Add in the hungry, pissed off wolves, and it's going to be just a wee bit difficult concentrating on magic. The magic necklace The part I don't understand is why the necklace knocked Yvaine out of the sky. I mean, I know the necklace had to travel a good distance for the sons to go look for it, but why would it bring down a star?
In the comic book it's implied the necklace literally knocked her out of the sky. Maybe it hit her in the head or feet, tripping her? I mean, what's the magical physics like for living stars Wait, I can't believe we're discussing the implausibility of a magical pendant being thrown out of orbit by a dying king, managing to hit an orbiting immortal glowing woman out of all that emptiness of space, knocking her out of orbit and crashing her into Earth without having the fall the kill her, and the implausible part is that it made her trip???
Sorry, sorry, Bellisario's Maxim and such. That's what I mean, why did the necklace go into space at all? It's not as though the sons could look for it up there. He didn't mean for it to stay up there. He was just tossing it in the air to make it difficult for him. When you play fetch with the dog, you throw the stick up in the air.
Exploding mirrors So when the witch was exploding the mirrors, why did they keep moving back in front of the unexploded mirrors instead of heading for the door where the already exploded mirrors could not explode on them? Because shards where still flying throw the air and there was no time to wait for them to fall onto the ground before the next mirror exploded.
And because it looks a lot cooler to have the hero and heroine running along a corridor of exploding glass I mean, in the magic world, is supposed to be a whole other Earth, or do they just have a couple hundred square miles?
If I remember the book correctly, the Wall only has that universe merging effect during the other Wall's big carnival-like affair It's on all the time in the graphic novel, it's just more widely used during market meets. Anyhoo, think of the Wall this way: If you jump over it, you're still in England, but if you walk through the gap, you're crossing into another world entirely.
I was wondering why those strapping men never tried to just jump over the five foot wall further down away from the guard. So, how does a scene in the movie where the star managed to walk right up to the wall and even had been stopped by the old man gaurding the wall?
Or would there be some magic that prevents her from doing so at any point other than the gap? To be more clear, it's a portal and the world on the other side is as big as Earth, if not bigger - countries removed from the map by cartographers move over there. Septimus's afterlife trip to Hell Why does only Septimus go to Hell?
His is the only spirit that turns red and zips downward. I'm not arguing that he didn't deserve it though he does seem to have been pushed to it by the way his father raised himbut it sounds like some of his other brothers were equally as ruthless and murderous Seems like at least one or two of them should have rated damnation.
We don't see the brother's behavior except to each other. Perhaps the rest where quite noble to ordinary people. And they may have only killed each other because daddy gave them no choice. Sept may have been the only one who was evil generally and who relished killing his brothers. Maybe because he was the only one to kill a clergyman.
Because Septimus was the most like his father. He killed the most people and killed them in cold blood, without a shred of remorse. Like the above stated, his brothers might have behaved better when they weren't following in their father's footsteps and might even have repented after death.
The only other confirmed killer was Secundus, and he seemed to regret it by the time we see him die.
His single redeeming moment was not killing his sister, but that wasn't enough to bring him salvation in the end. The letter Is it addressed in any of the adaptations who wrote the question to the astronomical society, or what the question was exactly? No, because that's only in the movie. It was written by Tristan's father and it was asking whether or not another, magical universe could exist on the other side of the wall.
Yvaine's accent Why did Yvaine have an English accent? Wasn't she a star? Why would a star have an English accent?
Do you mean "why does a fallen star speak English? As for the accent: By that logic, why wouldn't a star have an English accent? Maybe she likes that sort of accent best. Because everyone has an accent? What accent would she have, then? She has to have some kind of accent. So Yvaine is an immortal being that can kill people with the light she emits, but she is just now using that power!
All he did was close his eyes! She is already in love with him at this point. Can she only use them when it is convenient for the plot? And lastly, there are the witches, Lamia in particular. The other two witches are her sisters and are pretty forgettable.
Lamia is the one who travels to find the star. She uses her magic to get what she wants, hexes people who annoy her or betray her in any way, and she comes up with a variety of plots to catch Yvaine and steal her heart. Lamia is the only female character who is actually really active. She is on a quest, she fights her enemies, she uses her abilities to obtain her goal—but of course, she is evil.
On top of this, like Victoria, she is also vain, since part of the reason she wants the star is to be young and beautiful again. On top of this, Lamia also rants that she is glad her sisters are dead because now she can have all the power herself.
It truly bothers me how the only active female character in Stardust is evil and how many of these female characters fulfill basic stereotypes and are given little to no character. Yvaine could have been so interesting and powerful and Una could have added another badass female element by having her be active in the race to claim the throne, but they are just brushed aside. All the female characters, with the exception of Lamia, are really just there to serve as motivations or plot points for Tristan.
Give me a break! This is not only offensive, but incredible lazy. Conflation of violence as manliness The movie explicitly states that it is about seeing Tristan go from being a boy to being a man. How does he do this? He learns to fight. In one early scene, he is handily beat down by the town asshole and then toward the end we see him beating, not only the asshole, but by killing the three bitches. I mean witches as well. The book is about growing to manhood as well — only Tristran learns to be a man by coming face to face with the consequences of his actions, with the realization that the journey is the destination, that love is not like it is in the storybooks.