So if Blogiversary Bash is all about celebrating our favorite things in film/television, how could I not post something about The Princess Bride? This movie literally has something for everyone–action, adventure, young Cary Elwes, hilarity, good performances, young Cary Elwes, good dialogue, pirates, young Cary Elwes, a giant, a love story…Did I mention young Cary Elwes? I am thoroughly convinced this is the perfect movie. Or at least I was convinced until a coworker informed me that she actually hates it…What’s up with that?! I hope you guys don’t hate Princess Bride because you’re about to get quote smacked with it. Rather than a review, I wanted to share a few of the many iconic quotes in this much-loved film.
#1: Any time Westley says this:
#2: The rhyming game:
#3: Vizzini’s abuse of this word:
#4: When this gentlemanly sass happens:
#5: Fezzik disapproving of “his way:”
Vizzini: Finish him. Finish him, your way.
Fezzik: Oh good, my way. Thank you Vizzini…what’s my way?
Vizzini: Pick up one of those rocks, get behind a boulder, in a few minutes the man in black will come running around the bend, the minute his head is in view, hit it with the rock.
#6: Westley’s good wishes for Fezzik:
#7: All of this exchange, of course:
#8: And when Westley meets the Albino:
#9: This sound bit of advice to the prince:
Prince Humperdinck: 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.
#10: When this nightmare lady blasts Buttercup:
#11: When Miracle Max says this (totally ad-libbed by Billy Crystal):
Miracle Max: Sonny, true love is the greatest thing in the world–except for…
#12: This cheerful send-off:
#13: Best. Clergyman. Ever:
#14: Westley’s epic “To the Pain” speech:
#15: This final quote, which is beyond adorable:
The Grandson: Grandpa, maybe you could come over and read it again to me tomorrow.
#16: And, of course, the undisputed king of Princess Bride quotes:
Watch that scene in all it’s glory here:
There are so many other things from this movie that deserve a mention, but I’ll restrict myself to these. Do you guys love The Princess Bride, too? What are your favorite quotes/moments? Tell me all about it! Anyway, so that’s the first movie I wanted to celebrate. Next up: you guys! Something very, very special coming your way tomorrow…Stay tuned. 🙂