the princess bride

the year: 1987

the genre: fantasy

the cast: Robin Wright (Buttercup); Cary Elwes (Westley); Mandy Patinkin (Inigo Montoya); Chris Sarandon (Prince Humperdinck); Christopher Guest (Count Tyrone Rugen); Andre the Giant (Fezzik); Fred Savage (the grandson); Peter Falk (the grandfather / Narrator); Billy Crystal (Miracle Max)

the plot: Scaling the Cliffs of Insanity, battling Rodents of Unusual Size, facing torture in the Pit of Despair - true love has never been a snap.

don't miss: the ROUS pull the headpiece back on and straighten it after Westley punches him in the head.

did you know: Mark Knopfler agreed to write the music for this movie on the condition that Rob Reiner put the hat that he wore in This Is Spinal Tap in the movie. The hat appears in The Grandson's bedroom.

did you also know: director Rob Reiner left the set during Billy Crystal's scenes because he would laugh so hard that he would feel nauseated.

listen for: oh, who am I kidding. You've probably got the whole thing memorized.

extra bonus points: if you know what Florin and Guilder are - besides the two rival kingdoms in the movie.

check out: the changing size of the grandson's PB&J sandwich throughout the film.

And can I just say that I love that this character's name is The Impressive Clergyman?


Erika said...

Now THAT's a switch from Easter Parade. ;) I believe Guilder and Florins are currencies?

Laney said...

I concur with Erika's guess. I can't watch anything with Mandy Patinkin without thinking of this movie.

Millie Motts said...

Correct: Both are former Dutch currencies.

Scott said...

Wouldn't it be more fitting if they were current currencies? And in general why is currency a term for money? It seems like I mostly look forward to having it in the future or wish I hadn't spent it in the past. Either way it isn't very "current"

Laney said...

Scott, that comment just made my day!!