February 3, 2013

Stardust - Film Poster

Stardust is a 1974 British film directed by Michael Apted and starring David Essex and Adam Faith. The film is the sequel to the 1973 film That’ll Be The Day. Its tagline is: “Show me a boy who never wanted to be a rock star and I’ll show you a liar.”

By the end of Stardust, the timeline has roughly caught up to the 1974 release of the film. Many of the characters were played by British musicians who had lived/were living through the era portrayed in the film including Essex, Faith, Marty Wilde, Keith Moon, Dave Edmunds, and Paul Nicholas.

Stardust was a tricky film to make as I seemed to be fictionalising what was happening to me in real life. I remember filming in the Moorish Castle in Spain with my late and good friend Adam Faith. We were actually contemplating buying the castle until we found out that the Troglodytes that lived in the caves below the castle came with the purchase!