The Princess Bride

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  1. ginrai

    ginrai lost with no way home.

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    play the geetar on tha MTV...
     
  2. Foster

    Foster Haslab Unicron Backer #10 Veteran

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    Huh, now lookie here people
    Listen to my story
    A little story 'bout a man named Jed
    You know something?
    That poor mountaineer
    They say he barely kept his family fed

    Now, let me tell you
    One day he was shootin'
    Old Jed was shootin' at some food
    When all of a sudden right up from the ground, there
    Well, there came a bubblin' crude

    Oops, that's the Weird Al one. :redface2: 

    Also, Carol Kane and Billy Crystal are GOLD. That's exactly how my wife and I are going to be when we're old. :lol 
     
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  3. Cyber-Kun

    Cyber-Kun UNLEASHED!

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    Inconceivable.
     
  4. Sunstorm9119

    Sunstorm9119 RC 1136

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    Have fun storming the castle boys!

    You think it'll work?

    It would take a miracle.......
     
  5. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    Has anyone read the novel the film was based on? I've been meaning to pick it up at some point, and just haven't gotten around to it.
     
  6. MrSoundwaveGuy

    MrSoundwaveGuy I've made a huge mistake

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    I've heard of the movie quite often but I've never actually seen it
     
  7. ginrai

    ginrai lost with no way home.

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    I have, but I didn't like it as much as the movie.
     
  8. Rewind

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    I read it about five years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. The movie and the novel aren't that far removed from one-another (although there are, of course, differences), which is a bit unique.

    William Goldman has apparently been trying to write a sequel for years but has admitted that he's having trubles thinking of what to write. Consdering he's in his 70's, the sequel may never happen.
     
  9. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I have no idea how I missed that movies in the 80's but when I finally saw it in the 90's, loved it.

    Andre The Giant!
     
  10. Witwicky Camaro

    Witwicky Camaro Sabbatical Is Required

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    Meh, I've tried to watch this movie on several occasions and its never struck me as terribly compelling nor funny, it's just dull IMHO.

    The only thing I actually say I learned from this film is that one of the writers for the Digimon Adventure Dub obviously watched this film as Izzy Izumi uses the term "Inconceivable" on several occasions.
     
  11. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    You officially have no soul.

    Of course, you're a woman, so that was a given anyway.
     
  12. grimlockams prime

    grimlockams prime Check you feet

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    Austraila is entierly peopled with criminals.
     
  13. Cyber-Kun

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    Great Novel, written by the same guy that wrote the screenplay for the movie. There's also a chapter for a sequel, "Buttercup's Baby"
     
  14. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    awesome movie , and some of Andre the Giant's best worerk
     
  15. Wreckie

    Wreckie Holder of the Discomatrix

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    "Mawwige is what bwings us togevver today." When the celebrant said those same exact words (minus the wubbleyou's) at my friend's wedding last year, I almost laughed out loud. The two of them had planned what she was going to say, naturally, and he's a huge Princess Bride fan.

    This movie is brilliantly, innocently, preposterously good.
     
  16. myhobby

    myhobby Back From Outer Space

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    "the pit of despair! don't even th- *COUGH* *HACK!* don't even think about tryin ta' escape.

    "NOT TO FIFTY!"

    and one of my favorites,

    "i admit jou are better than i am."

    "then why are you smiling?"

    "because i know something that jou don't know."

    "and that is?"

    "i am not left handed!"

    "now i have something to tell you."

    "what is that?"

    "i am not left handed either."

    classic!
     
  17. NSJ23

    NSJ23 can’t think of something witty..

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    Kids these days, condemns a classic while bringing up digimon.
     
  18. Witwicky Camaro

    Witwicky Camaro Sabbatical Is Required

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    Yup, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
     
  19. Voiceroy

    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    Guilty. I think I have every version released to date except for "The Dread Pirate Roberts Edition".

    And you know what would make an Ultimate TPB DVD reissue movie for me? If they redid Knopfler's synthesized score recorded with a full orchestra. As much as I love the film's score, that cheesy 80's synthesized sound still grates on me.

    I'd also love to see a live concert with a full orchestra performing the TPB soundtrack. I'd pay good money to see that.

    My younger bro (TFW member jon3pnt0) and I went to see TPB at a theater in Memphis in the late 90's. We never got to see it in theaters originally. It was a packed house (lots of fans came in costume as well), and so much fun to experience with so many TPB fans. When The "Impressive Clergyman" began his "mahwige" speech, he was joined by a chorus of the entire theater repeating it with him like a huge mass choir.

    It was a little like one of those productions/viewings of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", only without all the transvestism and debauchery.

    I also have quite a bit of TPB memorabilia like posters, lobby cards, T-shirts -- there's a pic of one of them in this haul I got at Dragon*Con 2006:

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    I have a few other shirts I got from Steve and Barry's for cheap when they were going out of business, and still haven't worn yet.

    And I recently found a 1997 JAKKS figure of Andre The Giant at a yard sale for .25 cents which I plan to make into a Fezzik custom.

    Also found a TPB board game on clearance recently from a store that was going out of business, and I don't have anyone to play it with. My wife said it was too complicated and gave up after 5 mins.

    I've read the book three times to date, and like repeat viewings of the film I discover something new and interesting every time. The book is equally as entertaining as the film -- I highly recommend it. And I don't believe you can genuinely call yourself a TPB fan until you've read the book.

    I auditioned for a stage play once using a monologue from the book--Wesley's confession of love to Buttercup, and I actually got the part.

    I must warn those who haven't read the chapter sequel yet that it's a bit disappointing and entertaining at the same time. I would hate for someone to make such great effort to hunt it down like I did (before I discovered the internet, when such things weren't so easy to find) only to learn it's not what it's cracked up to be. I don't want to spoil it, but please don't get your hopes too high before reading it.

    It's entertaining because it's done in Goldman's distinctive narrative style from the original book and film. But it's disappointing because it's not much of a sequel at all. It's more of a joke on the reader.

    But if you keep that in mind when you're reading it, you won't be disappointed and it's a heckuvalot more entertaining.
     
  20. ZeroMayhem

    ZeroMayhem Henshin a Go-Go Baby!

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    Yeah sort of my take as well. I've seen parts of it a few times (Might have sat through the whole thing once, can not recall) but it just doesn't connect with me. Perhaps due to the fact I didn't see it at a young enough age to "grow up with it".