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Wednesday, October 03, 2012
It's been 25 years since "The Princess Bride" graced the screen.  This is truly a story that has something for everyone.  If you can't quote at least one line, I don't know where you've been.  There are few stories that have such widespread appeal, and cross genres (comedy, romance, adventure, hero's journey.)

What is your favorite aspect of this movie?  And is there another movie that you think crosses the genres as well?
posted at 3:08 PM  
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At 3:44 PM, Blogger jel said...

I have never seen that movie, that i can think of.

At 12:29 AM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Oh, you should really see it, Jel. I love that movie, have seen it many times and never get enough. I'll have to watch it again to decide on my favorite line, but I loved "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

At 6:31 AM, Blogger Timothy Fish said...

My favorite line has to be "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

At 9:53 AM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

I love that one, too! Hilarious. Oh, and, "As you wish" as Wesley is rolling down the hill ahead of Buttercup. And, of course, all the times before that.

At 1:05 PM, Blogger Nellie Dee said...

I love love love this movie too. It's one of my all time favorites along with Ladyhawk. I think Ladyhawk would also fit in this category (adventure, romance, children yet adult).
Favorite line is tough because there were so many.
"No more rhymes and I mean it. Anybody got a peanut?"
"He distinctly said to we all know to blave means to bluff."
But my favorite: "Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line."

At 8:23 PM, Blogger Mary-Louise said...

My favorite part is the poisoning scene. Where they're trying to outsmart each other... The guy with the lisp is the best.

At 8:47 PM, Blogger Pam S. said...

I love this movie! To choose a favorite line is difficult, though, because I have so many favorites. Okay, how about:

Humperdinck: ...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.
Count Rugen: Get some rest. If you haven't got your health, then you haven't got anything.

At 11:40 PM, Blogger Mia Downing said...

One of the best movies, ever! I made my kids watch it and they love it, too. Romance, excitement, danger, adventure... What more can you ask for? I love so many lines, and there's a shirt I saw somewhere with the iron-on that read: HELLO MY NAME IS: Inigo Montoya. LOL But I think, "As you wish." has to be my favorite, favorite line.

At 11:46 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

That's the incredible thing about that movie. There are SO MANY great quotables. Jel, you have to see it. It really is the perfect movie.

At 12:25 PM, Blogger Sandie said...

I generally get quotes wrong but I often use the "I don't think that word means what you think it means". I never say "as you wish" at this house! The quote I use most often is Deanna Troi's which I also get wrong but they know what I mean and groan LOL. "This is no time to argue about time. I don't have the time." I embellish it some. :-)

At 12:31 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

That character drives me nuts. She is just there to be hot in the jumpsuit and state the obvious. LOL I guess that would be a good quote though.

At 8:29 AM, Blogger Amy Magaw said...

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At 8:31 AM, Blogger Amy Magaw said...

I love this movie, not only for the the work of art that it is, but for the memories attached to watching the movie for the first time. I agree with so many others who've posted that there are way too many quotes to try and pick just one favorite. The question was also raised of another movie that also crosses genre lines, and I think that "Thor" fits the bill. Even though it is deemed as a Super Hero Action story, it is also epic in nature with the royal familial power struggle between Loki & Thor, and the family secret that Loki is in fact a Frost Giant. Romance is introduced with the innocent love story between Jane and Thor. I just love that he was only going to kiss her hand until they met again, even though there was a chance that they'd never see each other again! Ah-Refreshing-but I'm glad that Jane had a better idea. There is also humor involved thanks to Agent Coleson of S.H.I.E.L.D., with the dry humor and poker face. I guess that you can probably tell by now that I love this movie...and hopefully you can also see how it does cross genre lines. It's definitely one that you can watch over and over-I do!

At 11:04 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

You are not alone in your emotions over the movie. There is truly so much to love!

At 12:50 PM, Blogger Sandie said...

Amy, we are big sci-fi fans here and enjoyed Thor. I recently watched the actor who played Thor in Snow White and the Huntsman. Interesting take on the fairy tale, but not a bad movie overall. An example of crossing the genres - would that be all the fairy tale shows out there now? Grimm, Once Upon a Time and the above mentioned movie... using characters from well known stories in unusual ways.


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