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Nominal Me

I'm falling in love with my camera and taking photos everywhere I go. That, combined with my passions for politics, sports, religion and other things we all agree on, makes this blog persist.

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Location: Astoria, New York, United States

I'm born in Manhattan and raised in Queens.

Friday, December 10, 2004

Retro Moment: The Princess Bride

It's time to show my soft side.

I know I lose manhood points for saying this, but the Princess Bride is my favorite movie of all time.

A borderline chick-flick, the movie does have fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love and miracles!

It also has Princess Buttercup, who was never really seen again after the movie.

In 1987, I was a huge professional wrestling fan, and Andre the Giant was one of my favorites. Knowing nothing about the movie except that he was in it, I wound up seeing it alone. Since then I have watched the movie multiple times, and like many fans can quote my favorite moments.

The movie teaches you many things, like:
- nothing is impossible,
- How to start a conversation,
- How to be humble,
- Stay positive,
- and that there is a shortage of perfect breasts in the world.

This movie had a huge affect on me. Back in the day when I had an AOL account, this is what I had under "real name".

If you've never seen it, I suggest you pick it up. It's definately a movie worthy of its cult status.

Related links of interest:

The script of the movie may be found here.

As You Wish, the movie's fanlisting.

A list of reviews.

The cast listing.

A good (and active) wav site.

Another good wav site.

Yet another wav page.

My other Retro Moments.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Princess Buttercup probably currently remains the most famous of the actors starring in the movie. She's Jenny from Forrest Gump! I loved the movie!

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Friday, 10 December, 2004  
Blogger janky said...

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Blogger SwanShadow said...

There's no shame in loving The Princess Bride, my friend. It's one of the ten greatest films ever made, IMHO.

Buttercup didn't disappear, though. As one of the previous commenters noted, Robin Wright (now usually billed as Robin Wright Penn) is a very busy actress. She's done about two dozen movies since The Princess Bride, and according to the Internet Movie Database, she has a half-dozen more currently in the works.

Friday, 10 December, 2004  
Blogger Nominal Me said...

How could I miss Forrest Gump? I'm glad she's working!

Friday, 10 December, 2004  
Blogger The CO said...

Kick ass movie. One of my faves.

Friday, 10 December, 2004  
Blogger Em Figory said...

You forgot storming the castle! It's got great castle storming too.

Would you ever have guessed, though that Princess Buttercup would end up with Sean Penn? ewwwww!

Friday, 10 December, 2004  
Blogger sara said...

Loved that movie :) My favorite bit was Montoya.

Friday, 10 December, 2004  
Blogger K.T.Dixon said...

I agree, one of the best, and funniest, movies ever made.

You remember the rope climbing scene? That always ran through my mind when we had rope climb during PT. Great Movie.

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Saturday, 11 December, 2004  
Blogger Danalyn said...

Princess Bride rocks! Yes, yes, I know that technically, I'm a chick...but, if it makes you feel any better, I HATE chick flicks (with the exception of a couple, I admit)!

My favorite was the rhyming scene. Probably because it was so damn funny listening to Andre the Giant say "anybody want a peanut?" ;)

Saturday, 11 December, 2004  
Blogger PSP Politics, Sports and Philosophy said...

You have a cool blog!

The Princess Bride is a Great Movie.... so your manhood is intact. To see THIS mans top 100 movies go http://georgeknapp.blogspot.com/2004/12/special-my-top-100-movies.html

Saturday, 11 December, 2004  
Blogger Janet said...

Sorry to beat a dead horse, but Princess Buttercup is far from over. In fact, all that is lost is her beautiful hair. I used to marvel over her hair. So sad, really.:(

Sunday, 12 December, 2004  
Blogger Jackie Chiles said...

Nominal, you really like this movie? Inconceivable! In all seriousness though, I'm with you. One of my favorite movies of all-times.

Tuesday, 14 December, 2004  
Blogger Nominal Me said...

You keep saying that word...I do not think it means what you think it means.

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Well played.

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whoever said robin wright was the most famous is crazy... cary elwes is my hero! he's been in tons of stuff (except he usually plays the bad guy)

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