Monday, October 1, 2012

Happy 25th Anniversary to The Princess Bride!!!

There are a few movies that were released the decade I was born and grew up in that made me who I am, why I love films and are for as long as I can remember the reason why I want to be a filmmaker. One of those films is The Princess was released 25 years ago on September 25, 1987.

Spoilers for the few who have yet to watch whoever they are...

"Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles..." Are just some of the reasons to love this movie. Recently TV worth watching (the father of this blog) coined the term 'Spider-web movies" these are those movies that you watch whenever you happen to come across them airing on TV, they are movies that you have memorized and can pick up no matter where it is in the story. The Princess Bride for me is one of those movies;)

From beginning to end The Princess Bride is a special film. it is fun, sweet, funny, scary and all around a good and well made movie. Directed by the awesome Rob Reiner, Written by William Goldman (based on his book) and Starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin (who autograph sits next to my bed), Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, Peter Falk, of course Fred Savage as the grandson (Ha yes I listed the names of the top of my head I must watch a lot) and others, with all these wonderful people how could you lose? Then you add a great story about a
girl named Buttercup who hires a farm boy named Wesley to help around the house, "As you wish". Wesley leaves the farm for fortune so the to can live happily but is quickly presumed dead so Buttercup feels that she has no choice but to marry the evil Prince Humperdink. She is kidnapped by Vizzini, Fezzik and Inigo Montoya "Are there rocks ahead? "If there are we all be dead." Buttercup is rescued by the man in black wearing a mask "it's just that they're terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future. " The man is Wesley alive and well and the two run away from Prince Humperdink and discover that R.O.U.S do exist.

To "sum up" Buttercup returns to Hmperdink, Wesley is torture and brought by Inigo and Fezzik
to Miracle Max's "Sonny, true love is the greatest thing, in the world-except for a nice MLT - mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe
they're so perky, I love that
. (My mom's favorite line) The threesome find Buttercup, Inigo finds the six fingered man "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
(My favorite line) Ending with a final kiss and love song "Storybook Story'

I love everything about The Princess Bride! it makes me happy whenever I watch.
Thank you to the cast and crew for 25 great years, it is still and will always be one of the best!

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