Friday, September 28, 2012

The Princess Bride - A 25th Anniversary Celebration

Twenty-five years ago, I went to the movies with the wife of a business acquaintance.  I let her choose the movie and she choose The Princess Bride.  I knew nothing about this film but when we got to the theater, I suspected she had chosen this film so she could "check it out" for her kids.  I wasn't too thrilled about the idea of the film but I had agreed to go and I'm very happy I did, I totally enjoyed this movie and have watched it numerous times since.  The romance in this story is wonderfully developed and is a testament to the power of love.

While I normally feature books on this blog, I wanted to feature this film today because in so many ways The Princess Bride is an excellent historical romance.  We get the fantasy of a king and a princess, the high seas adventures of the Dread Pirate Roberts and the sword fighting of Inigo Montoya, along with lots of action and witty dialogue.  Here's the trailer for the original release:  

While all of the actors have gone on to star in many other roles, I'll always remember Wesley (Cary Elwes), Buttercup (Robin Write), Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin), Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), Fezzik (Andre, the Giant), Prince Humperdinck (Christopher Sarandon), Count Rugen (Christopher Guest), The Grandfather (Peter Falk) and The Grandson (a very cute and young Fred Savage).

A film known for many fantastic lines some of my favorites include:

"Hello.  My name is Inigo Montaya.  You killed my father.  Prepare to die"

"As you wish"

"Tyrone, you know how much I love watching you work, but I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder and Guilder to frame for it; I'm swamped." 

So, have you watched "The Princess Bride" ?  What's one of your favorite lines from the movie?  

Answer my question below and I'll count it as an entry towards a contest for an version of The Princess Bride.  Contest will run over the weekend, winner to be chosen using on Monday, October 1, 2012.  Must be able to accept audio gift.


  1. I adore this movie!
    Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.


    Miracle Max: Go away or I'll call the Brute Squad.
    Fezzik: I'm on the Brute Squad.
    Miracle Max: [sees Fezzik] You *are* the Brute Squad!

    Thanks Carin

  2. I remember loving this movie when I was younger but I don't remember any of the lines!

  3. I don't think I've ever seen this! I can't remember. lol