Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles...

The Princess Bride is the Best. Movie. Ever.

I will use only quotes from the movie to explain why. 

Has it got any sports in it?

Are you kidding? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles...

Doesn't sound too bad. I'll try to stay awake.

As You Wish.

Nothing gave Buttercup as much pleasure as ordering Westley around.

Buttercup: Farm boy, polish my horse's saddle. I want to see my face shining in it by morning.

Westley: As you wish.

"As you wish" was all he ever said to her.

Buttercup: Farm boy, fill these with water - please.

Westley: As you wish.  
That day, she was amazed to discover that when he was saying "As you wish", what he meant was, "I love you." And even more amazing was the day she realized she truly loved him back.

Hello, my name is...
Inigo Montoya: Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.  
[Inigo advances on Rugen, but stumbles into the table with sudden pain. Rugen attacks, but Inigo parries and rises to his feet again]

Inigo Montoya: Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
[Rugen attacks again, Inigo parries more fiercely, gaining strength]

Inigo Montoya: Hello! My name is Inigo Montoya! You killed my father! Prepare to die!
Count Rugen: Stop saying that!
[Rugen attacks, twice. Inigo avoids and wounds Rugen in both shoulders, the same spots where he wounded Inigo. Inigo attacks, bellowing:]


[Inigo corners Count Rugen, knocks his sword aside, and slashes his cheek, giving him a scar just like Inigo's]

Inigo Montoya: Offer me money.
Count Rugen: Yes!

Inigo Montoya: Power, too, promise me that.
[He slashes his other cheek]

Count Rugen: All that I have and more. Please...
Inigo Montoya: Offer me anything I ask for.

Count Rugen: Anything you want...
[Rugen knocks Inigo's sword aside and lunges. But Inigo traps his arm and aims his sword at Rugen's stomach]

Inigo Montoya: I want my father back, you son of a b*tch!

[He runs Count Rugen through and shoves him back against the table. Rugen falls to the floor, dead]

Anybody want a peanut? 
Inigo Montoya: Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?
Fezzik: If there are, we all be dead.
Vizzini: No more rhymes now, I mean it.
Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut?

Land wars in Asia.
Vizzini: You only think I guessed wrong! That's what's so funny! I switched glasses when your back was turned! Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in Asia" - but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line"! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha... [Vizzini stops suddenly,his smile frozen on his face and falls to the right out of camera dead]
I'm swamped.
Count Rugen: Ah. Are you coming down into the pit? Wesley's got his strength back. I'm starting him on the machine tonight.

Prince Humperdinck: [sincerely] Tyrone, you know how much I love watching you work, but 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.

Back, Witch!

Miracle Max: Get back, witch.

Valerie: I'm not a witch, I'm your wife. But after what you just said, I'm not even sure I want to be that any more.


Miracle Max: Have fun stormin' da castle.

Valerie: Think it'll work?

Miracle Max: It would take a miracle.

Mostly dead
Westley: Why won't my arms move?

Fezzik: You've been mostly-dead all day.
The Impressive Clergyman: Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Mawage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam...

[cut to Westley, Inigo, and Fezzik]

The Impressive Clergyman: And wuv, tru wuv, will fowow you foweva...

[cut to the trio again]

The Impressive Clergyman: So tweasure your wuv.
True love

Westley: I told you I would always come for you. Why didn't you wait for me?
Buttercup: Well... you were dead.
Westley: Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.

Passionate kisses

Since the invention of the kiss, there have been five kisses rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind. The end.

This post was prompted by Mama Kat's Writing Workshop.  I was responding to "3.) What was it about that movie? Describe A movie you once had memorized."  Ya.  "Once had memorized???"  I don't think so.  I have every. word. memorized.  Forever.  :)
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Ann said...

Very timely, if you saw our little Facebook conversation late one night between myself and my husband!!!

Jennifer said...

I love that movie!!!

Booyah's Momma said...

I was hoping someone would write about this one! Without a doubt, my all time favorite movie. I would love it even if I was unemployed, in Greenland.

Pamtastic said...

OMG! I totally forgot about this movie! I must get it for my 17 y/o daughter to watch...she'll love it too. thanks for the reminder!

ps...very well written!

Stef said...

Have you read the book? It is even funnier than the movie, if you can imagine!

eof777 said...

Stopped by from Mamakat's Writer's Workshop. This is hysterical... I never saw the Princess Bride but my kids enjoyed the movie very much. You did a great job of putting together scenes and dialogue. Very interesting approach. I loved it.
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