"Do the stars gaze back? Now that's a question." - Stardust (2007)

I was listening to a compilation of movie soundtrack romantic themes because I am a ball of mush the other day, Tristan and Yvaine's theme from Stardust came on, and I was seized by the most incredible urge to rewatch the film.

(For the record, this is that theme. It's gorgeous and definitely makes me want to be in love just to play this in the background whenever I'm with the person for whom I have theoretically fallen.)

As I was watching it, I also thought about a question I was asked while at NYU the other day: "What kind of career do you want to have?" At the time, I answered that I want to be a Tina Fey-Amy Poehler hybrid who has the lead role on a show that is like Scrubs in that it's hilarious until it rips your heart out but unlike Scrubs in that it isn't exactly Scrubs and that's the only way that it's different. A pretty specific answer, I know, but hey, I'm a woman who knows what she wants!

The thing is, this film reminded me about how I don't just love comedy, but I also love romance. You know, if that wasn't already obvious by the fact that I listen to romantic film scores in my free time. But I also love adventure. Even in my real life, my friends are used to me saying on an ordinary evening "let's go out and adventure and find people!" (Those adventures may be much smaller than the kind of adventure Tristan and Yvaine experience in tardust, but I still like to think that they're legitimate!)

And while I'm absolutely certain that the filming of such a movie is very different from watching it - it'd be difficult for a person to literally shine like a star - I still think it'd be such an amazing, thrilling kind of role to play! And I guess what I'm saying is that if I had a career like Claire Danes' instead of what my answer above was, I'd be totally satisfied with that.

...Of course, I'd also love to play any other role out there. That's kind of what comes from loving acting so much. I'll have to refrain from making a similar post about roles in biopics when I finally see The Theory of Everything this week, for instance. Or another similar post about literally any other movie I see.

But you guys. I really do love Stardust. I love it a lot. Like, still just listening to the whole score on loop now kind of love it. And if you haven't seen it yet, you should get on that! It's good for anyone and everyone. Unless, of course, you don't like joy. Then you probably shouldn't watch it.