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Happy 25th Anniversary to The Princess Bride!

grammaboodawg
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Oct 7 2012, 12:56pm

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INCONCEIVABLE!!!

Since 1987, The Princess Bride has been one of the great escapes of the age!

I remember when I first saw it... my daughters and I were so excited that a virtual unknown actress (Robin Wright) from one of our soap operas (Santa Barbara) was cast as Buttercup and did a GREAT JOB!

What are some of YOU favourite quotes!?



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Ataahua
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Oct 7 2012, 6:26pm

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"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." [In reply to] Can't Post

Gotta love a man with a goal. :D

25 years?? And it's still as good today as it was when it was made. Heart

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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squire
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Oct 8 2012, 3:24am

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"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." [In reply to] Can't Post

Sure, that's one of my favorite quotes. But let's face it, there are hundreds of them. Goldman's screenplay, like his book, is inspired; luckily the director and actors were able to do it justice. I read the book in college, and (somewhat like my reaction to the announcement of New Line's LotR project) I doubted that a film could be made successfully...

Now, 25 years later, I watch the "Chatty Duel" on YouTube about once a week, I guess.



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zarabia
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Oct 8 2012, 4:08am

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No one would surrender to The Dread Pirate Wesley :) [In reply to] Can't Post

Love Chris Sarandon's delivery on Humperdink's line: "She is alive, or was an hour ago. If she is otherwise when I find her I shall be very put out."

Miracle Max: "The King's stinking son fired me, and thank you so much for bringing up such a painful subject. While you're at it, why don't you give me a nice paper cut and pour lemon juice on it?"

So, so many great lines, but also some great visual gags. I loved when Inigo calls for Fezzik to knock down a door for him so he can chase Count Rugan, but Fezzik is carrying the Man in Black who is still recovering from being "mostly dead", so Fezzik hangs him on a candelabrum (or something, I forget what it was exactly). He then goes to find Inigo throwing himself against a door and just bouncing off of it like a puppy, and then just gives it one easy (for him) bash and down the door goes.

Great movie!Smile


Ataahua
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Oct 8 2012, 6:14pm

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"bouncing off it like a puppy" [In reply to] Can't Post

Perfect description! :D

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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weaver
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Oct 9 2012, 4:21am

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"As you wish"... [In reply to] Can't Post

I loved the way the way they used it in the fairy tale, and as the final words of the grandfather to his grandson at the end...

I have the 20th anniversary edition of the film, which has some cast interviews. Mandy Patinkin (sp?) tells a story about how he cried in the theater when he saw the film, and how he was just so moved to have been part of a story that had so much "goodness" in it. I cried the first time I saw it also, for pretty much the same reason.

Happy 25th Princess Bride! Thanks for this post!

Weaver



Patty
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Oct 9 2012, 1:33pm

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I've always felt so alone on here in my inability to love this movie. [In reply to] Can't Post

Same with Galaxy Quest.

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grammaboodawg
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Oct 9 2012, 2:25pm

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*pats Patty on back* There, there... [In reply to] Can't Post

I have the same problem with Titanic. We all have to walk our own road ;)

You love Tolkien... so you'll always be aces!! :D



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AlassŽa Eruvande
Valinor


Oct 9 2012, 2:49pm

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Well, I didn't like Galaxy Quest, either.

But I love Princess Bride! Cool

Have you gotten your pirated copy of Season 3 of Downton Abbey yet? TongueLaugh



I am SMAUG! I kill when I wish! I am strong, strong, STRONG!
My armor is like tenfold shields! My teeth like swords! My claws, spears!
The shock of my tail, a thunderbolt! My wings, a hurricane! And my breath, death!


Patty
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Oct 9 2012, 3:10pm

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Hah! I've pre-ordered it from Amazon.co.uk, and it's released Nov. 5th. [In reply to] Can't Post

That's the anniversary date of my mom's death, and my sister and I view it as a gift.

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Annael
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Oct 9 2012, 3:38pm

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that's how my friend feels [In reply to] Can't Post

about not liking LOTR.

And yes. You're both weird. Wink

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Patty
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Oct 9 2012, 3:40pm

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aha! You and Kyriel are the biggest fans of all! [In reply to] Can't Post

And two of my closest friends. I do feel weird.Cool

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Annael
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Oct 9 2012, 10:35pm

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and usually we do like the same things! [In reply to] Can't Post

Maybe because I spend so much of my time learning about difficult topics like neuroscience that I just need to be silly sometimes. But I also like my humor to be quick-witted & dry - not the broad toilet/sex humor that seems to pass for comedy in so many movies. I especially love movies where the lines zip by so quickly you have to watch it repeatedly to catch them all.

The way we imagine our lives is the way we are going to go on living our lives.

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Aunt Dora Baggins
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Oct 9 2012, 10:44pm

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I love it, but that's OK. [In reply to] Can't Post

I've been watching Das Rheingold all afternoon :-)


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Ettelewen
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Oct 10 2012, 2:30am

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Laugh Thanks for the link to all those great quotes, Squire! Haven't watched The Princess Bride in years, but now I'll have to dig it out again...

Inigo Montoya: Who are you?
Man in Black: No one of consequence.
Inigo Montoya: I must know...
Man in Black: Get used to disappointment.
Inigo Montoya: 'kay.


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sevilodorf
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Oct 10 2012, 3:51am

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It just doesn't push the right buttons for me.

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grammaboodawg
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Oct 10 2012, 9:31am

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"Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.... " '' [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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grammaboodawg
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Oct 10 2012, 9:38am

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"Westley, what about the R.O.U.S.'s?" "Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist." [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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grammaboodawg
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Oct 10 2012, 9:40am

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"Truly, you have a dizzying intellect." "Wait till I get going! Now, where was I?" // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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Annael
Half-elven


Oct 10 2012, 3:14pm

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"I have no gate key." "Fezzik, rip his arms off." "Oh, you mean THIS gate key." // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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