The Princess Bride (Comedy)

Hello loyal fans. This week is the beloved STAR Testing week at the High School. As a result, most of the teachers, myself included, are showing films. Today I had the privilege of sharing one of my favorite films, The Princess Bride, with a group of freshmen. Despite some initial hesitation, many of them seemed to thoroughly enjoy the film. This inspired me to regularly post suggested viewing for my readers; if you find yourself with a few hours on an overcast weekend day, perhaps you can find something here of interest.

I have to say that The Princess Bride is one of the finest comedies ever made. It includes an ensemble cast which includes future stars Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, and Fred Savage. The more established stars (at the time) include Peter Falk (Columbo), Carol Kane, and Billy Crystal. And, of course, we dare not forget Andre the Giant; he is big and scary and might get mad (ignoring that he is dead).

The witty dialog based on William Goldman’s classic 1973 novel of the same name makes for an amusing romp through the world of screeching eels, sword play, the Fire Swamp, and castle storming. Will the beautiful Princess Bride Buttercup be forced to marry the evil Prince Humperdinck? Will Inigo Montoya avenge his father’s murder at the hands of the mysterious six fingered man? What exactly is a Holocaust Cloak? And more importantly, where does one procure such an item? Will Westley save the day? Remember, as Westley reminds us: “Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.”


Quote of the Day:

“Anybody want a peanut?” – Fezzik, The Princess Bride

Published in: on April 30, 2007 at 10:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

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