SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

Stardust (2007 film)

Stardust is a 2007 romantic fantasy adventure film directed by Matthew Vaughn and co-written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman. Based on Neil Gaiman's 1999 novel of the same name, the film features an ensemble cast led by Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Sienna Miller, Ricky Gervais, Jason Flemyng, Rupert Everett, Peter O'Toole, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, with narration by Ian McKellen; the film follows a young man from the fictional town of Wall in Great Britain. Wall is a town on the border of the magical fantasy kingdom of Stormhold. Tristan enters the magical world to collect a fallen star to give to his crush Victoria, in return for her hand in marriage, he collects the star. Witches and the Princes of Stormhold are hunting for Yvaine. Meanwhile, Tristan tries to get her back to Wall with him before Victoria's birthday, the deadline of her offer; the film grossed $137 million on a $70 -- 88.5 million budget. In 2008, it won the Hugo Award for Long Form. Stardust was released on DVD, Blu-ray, HD DVD on December 18, 2007.

The English village of Wall lies near a stone wall. A guard prevents anyone from crossing. Dunstan Thorne crosses into the Wall Market, he meets an enslaved princess named Una. Nine months the Wall Guard delivers a baby to Dunstan, saying the baby's name is Tristan. Eighteen years the dying King of Stormhold throws a ruby into the sky, decreeing that his successor will be the first of his fratricidal sons to recover it; the gem hits a star, they fall together, the remaining sons and Septimus, independently search for the now clear gem. In Wall, Tristan sees the star fall and vows to retrieve it for the object of his infatuation, Victoria, in return for her hand in marriage. Tristan learns that his mother is from beyond the wall, receives a Babylon candle that she left for him, which can take the user to any desired location. Tristan lights it and is transported to the fallen star, personified as a beautiful woman named Yvaine, he chains her to bring her to Victoria. Three ancient witch sisters in Stormhold resolve to eat the fallen star's heart to recover their youth and replenish their powers.

Their leader, eats the remnants of an earlier star's heart, sets off to find Yvaine. She conjures up a wayside inn as a trap. Yvaine becomes tired, so Tristan chains her to a tree and promises to bring food. In his absence, a unicorn unwittingly takes her to Lamia's inn. Tristan discovers Yvaine gone, but the stars whisper that she is in danger, telling him to get on a passing coach, which happens to be Primus'. At the inn, they interrupt Lamia's attempt to kill Yvaine. Lamia kills Primus, but Tristan and Yvaine use the Babylon candle to escape into the clouds, where they are captured by pirates in a flying ship; the leader, Captain Shakespeare, befriends Tristan and Yvaine, teaching Tristan how to fence and Yvaine how to dance. Septimus discovers, he learns it is in the possession of the fallen star and realizes that the heart of a star grants immortality. After leaving Captain Shakespeare's ship and Yvaine confess their love for one another and spend the night together at an inn. Come morning, Tristan leaves Yvaine sleeping and goes to Wall with a lock of her hair, to tell Victoria he will not marry her, having fallen in love with Yvaine.

When the lock turns to stardust, he realizes Yvaine will die if she crosses the wall, rushes back to save her. Yvaine finds Tristan gone, starts walking towards the wall, thinking he abandoned her for Victoria. Tristan's mother Una notices Yvaine walking to her doom, so she takes the caravan of her enslaver, a witch named Ditchwater Sal, to stop her. Lamia kills Sal, captures Una and Yvaine, taking them to the witches' castle. Septimus and Tristan both pursue Lamia, agreeing to work together for the time being. Barging into the castle, Septimus recognises the princess as his long lost sister and Una informs Tristan that she is his mother. Septimus and Tristan kill two of the witches. Lamia is about to finish Tristan off. Lamia frees Yvaine, but her feigned defeat was a ruse, she tries to kill them both; as Tristan and Yvaine embrace, their love allows her to shine once again. Tristan retrieves the jewel; as the jewel turns red, Una explains. He becomes king with Yvaine as his queen while Una are reunited.

After eighty years of ruling Stormhold, they use a Babylon candle to ascend to the sky, where they live together as stars. Stardust is an illustrated fantasy story created with art by Charles Vess, it was first published by DC Comics in 1997 as a prestige format four-issue comic mini-series. Encouraged by publisher Avon Gaiman decided to adapt Stardust and in 1999 it was republished as a conventional novel in hardback without illustrations. Gaiman has compared the story to a fantasy version of the 1934 romantic comedy film It Happened One Night. In 1998 Stardust was optioned for a film adaptation by Bob Weinstein at Miramax. Gaiman wrote a treatment Ehren Kruger wrote a treatment. Gaiman described the process as "an unsatisfactory development period", he recovered the rights after they expired. For years Gaiman refused offers to develop the film. Having seen the disappointing results of hands-off approach taken by Alan Moore, Gaiman preferred to retain control and to influence the development o

Rolex (food)

Rolex is a popular food item in Uganda, combining an egg omelette and veggies wrapped in a chapati. This single-portion dish is quick to prepare, can be eaten at any time of the day, from breakfast to a lunch or supper meal or snack; the name "rolex" comes from its method of preparation, with the chapati and the omelette rolled together. This idea originated from a chapati seller's creativity in the Busoga region "the basoga" the idea spread to Wandegeya next to Makerere University in Uganda, fueled by students who needed a quick meal because of time and budget limitations; the delicacy soon spread throughout Uganda. It became a popular food choice for its combination of convenience, low cost, taste. Other terms and variations related to rolex include: "Titanic": two or more chapatis used together in rolling the portion. "Kikomando": the chapati is sliced and mixed with beans. This name is inspired by the commando soldier or unit eating in the field, or to the casual style of "going commando."

It can refer to someone unafraid of getting messy by eating street food with the hands

1933 Kentucky Derby

The 1933 Kentucky Derby was the 59th running of the Kentucky Derby. The race took place on May 6, 1933; the first two finishers of the race were Brokers Tip, ridden by Don Meade, Head Play, ridden by Herb Fisher. Head Play led early; as the horses ran side-by-side down the stretch, their jockeys grabbed and whipped each other, the race became known as the "fighting finish." The racing stewards declared. It was the only victory of his career. Meade and Fisher fought in the jockey's room. Fisher claimed that Brokers Tip should have been disqualified. Meade, when interviewed 50 years said, "I couldn't push him away from me because he had ahold of me, so I had to get ahold of him. So from there down to the wire, that's what it was - grab and grab and grab." "Disqualifications, Inquiries & Foul Claims". Kentuckyderby.com. Retrieved May 4, 2019