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.