Morehead on “Stardust”

I always look forward to Jason Morehead’s reviews. He writes when he’s passionate about something, and it makes a difference.

He’s passionate about Neil Gaiman’s novel Stardust, so I’ve been looking forward to his review of the film. It’s taken a while for him to see it and to compose his thoughts. But, as usual, it’s a passion-fueled review.For the record, my review ran at CTMovies when the film opened.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.

  • http://murmur000.livejournal.com murmur000

    whoops, sorry. i just read your review and saw that you pretty much made all those observations already. but yeah, i kind of thought ricky gervais might have been the best part because he just got to do his ricky gervais thing, kind of like andre the giant in princess bride. also, who doesn’t love treacherous princes? comedy gold!

  • http://murmur000.livejournal.com murmur000

    i actually watched stardust last night and was kind of pleasantly surprised. once it abandoned its pretense that it’s a serious cosmic epic in any sense i thought it settled nicely into a poor man’s princess bride/into the woods sort of mold. i wish it would have fully committed to its true calling as a smart, meta-comedy but at least it didn’t settle for being another dull fantasy novel adaptation.


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