stardust film

THE SIGNS AS CLASSIC FILM NOIR ARCHETYPES

ARIES: the grifter
TAURUS: the good woman
GEMINI: the jealous husband
CANCER: the well-intentioned (but doomed) officer
LEO: the glamorous minx
VIRGO: the pillar of society
LIBRA: the femme fatale
SCORPIO: the diabolical mastermind
SAGITTARIUS: the corrupt officer
CAPRICORN: the brooding detective
AQUARIUS: the down-and-out artist/writer
PISCES: the damsel in distress

~Yvaine (Stardust):

“You know when I said I knew little about love? That wasn’t true. I know a lot about love. I’ve seen it, seen centuries and centuries of it, and it was the only thing that made watching your world bearable. All those wars. Pain, lies, hate… Made me want to turn away and never look down again. But to see the way that mankind loves… I mean, you could search to the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful. So, yes, I know that love is unconditional. But I also know it can be unpredictable, unexpected, uncontrollable, unbearable and strangely easy to mistake for loathing, and… What I’m trying to say, Tristan, is… I think I love you. My heart… It feels like my chest can barely contain it. Like it doesn’t belong to me any more. It belongs to you. And if you wanted it, I’d wish for nothing in exchange — no gifts, no goods, no demonstrations of devotion. Nothing but knowing you love me, too. Just your heart, in exchange for mine.”

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“A philosopher once asked, “Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?” Pointless, really…

“Do the stars gaze back?" 
                       
Now, that’s a question.” 
                                                                         - Neil Gaiman, Stardust

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You know when I said I knew little about love? That wasn’t true. I know a lot about love. I’ve seen it, centuries and centuries of it, and it was the only thing that made watching your world bearable. All those wars. Pain, lies, hate… It made me want to turn away and never look down again. But when I see the way that mankind loves… You could search to the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful.