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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Aww what a lovely boy

Charlie Cox in Stardust


OK OK, I know I am getting old when I go to a movie and I think the hero is a lovely BOY. A bit like young mr G when he had floppy hair, aww. And a gang of teenaged boys on bikes gave me the eye today. I know I am getting old when I am appreciating youth and beauty with such a detached air! I did give them a little wave though, as I am a saucy miss! They probably would have been horrified to know my real age, but we won't speak of that.

Charlie Cox in Stardust
Mr G and I went to see Stardust- the movie, of course, being keen on Neil Gaiman - and I know the book is always better is a cliche, but I found my mind busily filling in the bits that were edited out. Sigh. What's left is so happy ever after. Don't get me wrong, the book is a fairy tale and has its share of ever after, but there was enough otherworldliness about it so it wasn't saccharine sweet. Maybe I should do a proper reader impression, eh?

It opened in the UK this Friday. It is fun and good to look at...we had relaxing time chomping on the toffee popcorn. I won't give it away, but I am fond of the swordplay. Cracking!

Robert de Niro in Stardust

13 comments:

Kak Teh said...

aaagh, where ever I look there's always people, things that remind me that I am old..BUT two days ago, I went to the farewell gathering of the Women's auxilliary (sp) - i.e. those women who served in the army during the war - they had their last meeting after sixty years....average age was 88! and i felt soooooo young!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Yah, he is pretty, isn't he?

Btw, u're still hot lar...even at 32.

msiagirl said...

Hee hee Kak Teh, you are soooo young!

He is very pretty, wah I said we wouldn't talk numbers, for an accountant you're pretty wild with them eh LL? :)

Kenny Mah said...

I love Stardust the graphic novel by Gaiman and Charles Vess... bought it in original comic book form in 1997!! I've waited over ten years for this film and when it opens here in Malaysia, I'm dragging EVERYONE to go see it! :D

Btw, not sure if you got my yahoo msg to you, but I got ur sweet gift of scent courtesy of our lyrical courier... many, many thanks! *hugs*

(Now I can be less sparing of the original bottle... sayang you know if used up! LOL)

msiagirl said...

You mean it hasn't opened yet in msia? Usually you get all the films first! Ahh a film about attaining one's heart's desire is right up your street, though the original book is much more fey. :)

Kenny Mah said...

Yes the original was much more fey but then this is still Hollywood fare, so we take what we get, eh?

Nothing replaces the original, this is simply a different rendition, which can stand on its own, no? :)

Kathryn said...

Gosh, not having seen the film and being tired and stressed for a moment I thought that was an old pic of Mr. G., who is still a hottie.

Aww. I must get that book and read it. Mr. Gaiman is going to host the NANOWriMo event in Boston so I think I will get to hear him talk about writing - yay!

fatboybakes said...

just popping in to say thank you for the goodies passed via lemongrass, since i checked with wifey who said she hadnt thanked you yet. ROLL EYES.

Lucid Cupid said...

Saw the movie and absolutely loved it.....

BTW msiagirl... I got myself married 3rd Nov 2007.... :)

gRaCe said...

hie hie..!! i went and watched stardust 2 days ago. He is very cute tho i initially thot his dad looked cuter. hehe...

i havent read the book, mayb i shud go grab the book now. =)

msiagirl said...

FBB: hey thanks for popping by - ya can you imagine how on earth I keep in touch with wifey, sheer persistence.

Lucid Cupid: wow congrats on your wedding, hope it was like your heart's desire :)

Grace: hi hi!!! nice to hear from you. I thot his dad was cute too - must have thing for englishmen *wink*

Henry Yeo said...

what about captain shakespeare's solo scene?

msiagirl said...

Henry: Alas I doubt de Niro was ever a lovely boy - although I enjoy his movies very much! His solo scene was a lot of fun wasn't it! ARR!