Fencing Language in “The Princess Bride”

The Combative Corner

If you’re anything like me, you found the movie The Princess Bride (1987) by Rob Reiner, to be a very entertaining film.  In all honesty, this was the film that poured gasoline on my desire to wield a sword, and quote the lines (with accent), “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya.  You killed my father.  Prepare to die.”  For others it may have been Errol Flynn or Douglas Fairbanks; but for me, it was the sword fight on “The Cliffs of Insanity” that sparked my early fascination with fencing.

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As You Wish: The Inconceivable Love of The Princess Bride

Patheos by Paul D. Miller   September 11, 2013

Review of The Princess Bride, Directed by Rob Reiner

It is absolutely, totally, and in all other ways inconceivable that The Princess Bride is not on everyone’s list of the greatest movies ever made. This movie is, objectively speaking, better than apple pie, Legos, a shiny new bike on your birthday, and little league baseball—combined. It is the apotheosis of all childhood fantasies rolled into one. It is also the most quotable movie ever made. As a professor international security affairs, I regularly counsel my students to avoid the classic blunders, the most famous of which is “never get involved in a land war in Asia.” You know the rest. Continue reading

Watching The Princess Bride With Rob Reiner

Los Angeles Magazine by Kari Mozena   August 16, 2013

The Princess Bride Live Commentary

“How weird was that!? It was like having Rob Reiner in your living room,” said one of the attendees of the Academy’s screening of a new print of The Princess Bride with live commentary from the film’s director Rob Reiner (with help from another director—Jason Reitman). He meant “weird” like finding a $100 bill stuck to the bottom of your shoe—the guy was grinning ear to ear. I learned a few things while Reiner and Reitman (both the sons of directors themselves) chatted while the film rolled. Reitman joked, “If you came to watch The Princess Bride completely uninterrupted, you should leave now”… Continue reading

‘Princess Bride’s’ Robin Wright on co-star Cary Elwes : ‘I was so in love with him’

By Randee Dawn, TODAY contributor

Over the past 25 years, “The Princess Bride” has become a cult classic that rivals “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” for sheer quotability. It had magic, torture, true love, poisonings, swordplay and a giant, for crying out loud!

But did it have romance behind the scenes?

TODAY’s Lester Holt sat down with three of the film’s key players on Wednesday — director Rob Reiner and stars Robin Wright and Cary Elwes — to find out the scoop. Continue reading

As you wish: It’s a ‘Princess Bride’ reunion

By Jennifer Vineyard, Special to CNN – October 5, 2012

(CNN) — “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

Not a day goes by without someone asking Mandy Patinkin to say this famous and oft-repeated line. Despite Patinkin’s numerous other accomplishments and recent hit turn on the Showtime drama “Homeland,” “The Princess Bride” is what people want to hear from him, “and I never let them down,” he told CNN.

“I get asked for that line, too,” laughed Chris Sarandon, who played the dastardly Prince Humperdinck. “They always want me to quote Mandy, or Wally Shawn: ‘Inconceivable!’ And once in a great while, I get a plea for ‘I’m swamped.'” Continue reading

‘The Princess Bride’ 25th Anniversary: Cary Elwes Reflects On The Beloved Film

The Huffington Post  |  By Mike Ryan October 4, 2012

Considering how often “The Princess Bride” shows up on television, it might surprise you to learn that Cary Elwes hadn’t seen the film in 25 years. That changed on Tuesday night, when Elwes — who starred as the erstwhile Westley in “The Princess Bride” (who would later assume the identity of the Dread Pirate Roberts) — reunited with the cast and crew of the beloved classic for a special anniversary screening at the New York Film Festival done in conjunction with the film’s Blu-ray release.

Ahead, Elwes reflects on the night, how “The Princess Bride” has aged, and what it was like to meet Andre the Giant. Continue reading

Cary Elwes, Robin Wright and Rob Reiner celebrate 25th anniversary of The Princess Bride by partnering with global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps

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October 1, 2012

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October 1, 2012 – To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the movie The Princess Bride, actors Cary Elwes, Robin Wright and director Rob Reiner have partnered with global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps to raise funds for its relief and development efforts across the globe.

By signing up as a monthly Mercy Corps donor at www.MercyCorps.org/PrincessBride, fans of the 1987 movie can receive limited-edition memorabilia, including a copy of the movie script signed by Elwes, Wright and Reiner, an alternate-title movie poster, and an official replica Rob Reiner beard hair. Continue reading

Oscar Year by Year: 1987 and The Princess Bride

Awards Daily. Posted by Jordan Ruimy on Aug 3, 2012 in featured, Oscar Flashback


1987 wasn’t a great year for movies, what with these 5 nominees in the running for Best Picture – THE LAST EMPEROR”, “Broadcast News”, “Fatal Attraction”, “Hope and Glory”, “Moonstruck”. Not a bad bunch of films but none of which really stood the test of time, although I would still call Broadcast News a minor classic and far and away the best picture out of the bunch. However what the Academy failed to do then, and are still guilty of doing now, was not nominate a fantasy movie that ultimately became a classic (“Edward Scissorrhands”? “The Holy Grail”? “King Kong” “Pan’s Labyrinth”? . Rob Reiner’s The Princess Bride starts off what will be a weekly column for me as I will go through a film a week from 1987-2011 that never got nominated for Best Picture but should have had a shot at the big prize. There are plenty of contenders for every year and I encourage you to give your own choice in the comments section below. Continue reading

10 Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy Romantic Comedies of All Time

io9 by Charlie Jane Anders

Science fiction is all about discovering the unknown — but sometimes you find love along the way. This is a great time to love romantic comedies with a science fiction twist, with the surprisingly sweet Safety Not Guaranteed in theaters, and the apocalyptic Seeking a Friend for the End of the World coming out tomorrow. But science fiction and fantasy have had a love affair with romantic comedies for years.

Here are the 10 greatest science fiction and fantasy-themed romantic comedies ever made. Continue reading