Saturday, July 31, 2010

ZenTiger Saturday at the Movies

The Princess Bride was a great movie. It would be somewhere in my top 100 list of movies, and quite possibly very high up in that list. It's very hard to pick a favourite scene, inconceivable that I would be required to choose. So here's one randomly found. Surely, you've all seen this movie, and this is just to jog the memory? Enjoy

2 comment(s):

John Tertullian and Contra Celsum said...

Yes, it has surely been one of our favourites over the years as well. Our kids used to play it every school holidays: they could recite virtually the whole script.
We also loved the "land wars in Asia" scene with Visini and iocaine poison.

I.M Fletcher said...

Very good movie. The book is good as well and very cunningly crafted. In the book itself, the author makes out that the story is from a very old book that his father used to read to him which included long recipes and other boring bits which his father left out. That was all a story as well.

Wiki says -

The Princess Bride is presented as Goldman's abridgment of an older version by "S. Morgenstern", which was originally a satire of the excesses of European royalty. The book, in fact, is entirely Goldman's work. Morgenstern and the "original version" are fictional and used as a literary device.
Goldman carried the joke further by publishing another book called The Silent Gondoliers (explaining why the gondoliers of Venice no longer sing to their passengers) under S. Morgenstern's name.

The book is worth the reading as well.

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