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(Tor.com)   Little known facts about the Princess Bride. Are there quotes ahead?   (tor.com) divider line 259
    More: Cool, Little known fact, Count Rugen, Mandy Patinkin, Cary Elwes, Andre the Giant, Christopher Guest, Rob Reiner, Inigo Montoya  
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2012-09-25 08:26:04 PM
André the Giant was Goldman's first pick to play Fezzik when the film was being optioned in the 70s, but he could not make the commitment. As a result, Arnold Schwarzenegger was considered, but he was happily too famous by the time the movie got made.

Disaster averted.
 
2012-09-25 08:47:43 PM
The 25th anniversary re-release of the book gave me the opportunity to introduce my 8 year old daughter to the story and the film as well. Now we both crack up at the work "inconceivable" and do imitations of Inigo and the priest all the time.

Thanks, Rob Reiner.
 
2012-09-25 08:56:31 PM
Rodents Of Unusual Size? THEY EXIST!

/Reiner's a complete tool, but he has made some good movies
 
2012-09-25 09:06:48 PM
i164.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-25 09:07:19 PM
As you wish.
 
2012-09-25 09:07:46 PM
Christ. I'll do it.

If there are, we'll all be dead.
 
2012-09-25 09:07:48 PM
If there are, we'll all be dead.
 
2012-09-25 09:08:02 PM
If there are, we all be dead!
 
2012-09-25 09:09:14 PM
If there are, we all be dead
 
2012-09-25 09:09:23 PM
Ni! Ni! Ni!

/What?
 
2012-09-25 09:10:40 PM
dang, beat me to it. both of you. oh well.

Favorite quote:

Vizzini: HE DIDN'T FALL? INCONCEIVABLE!
Inigo: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

/yes, I was a child when I first saw the movie, and love it like a child still.
 
2012-09-25 09:10:55 PM
If there are, we all be dead.
 
2012-09-25 09:11:07 PM
Fingers go to 11
Amp goes to 11
 
2012-09-25 09:11:24 PM
Something something "never fight a land war in Asia", "never face a Sicilian when death is on the line"...you guys know the deal.
 
2012-09-25 09:12:21 PM
I got through about a third of the movie and turned it off. I must be the only person in the world who just doesn't get what the fuss is all about.
 
2012-09-25 09:13:17 PM
Shut up witch!!!!!!
 
2012-09-25 09:13:43 PM

happyleper: I got through about a third of the movie and turned it off. I must be the only person in the world who just doesn't get what the fuss is all about.


inconceivable.jpg
 
2012-09-25 09:14:01 PM
AAAH HA HA HA HA HA HAA *ACK*

best. acktor. ever.
 
2012-09-25 09:14:06 PM

farkingismybusiness: If there are, we all be dead.


baronbloodbath: If there are, we all be dead


darknys: If there are, we'll all be dead.


Snausages75: Christ. I'll do it.

If there are, we'll all be dead.


It's an entirely different kind of flying.

/wait, what?
 
2012-09-25 09:14:23 PM
Good job meathead.
 
2012-09-25 09:14:25 PM

happyleper: I got through about a third of the movie and turned it off. I must be the only person in the world who just doesn't get what the fuss is all about.


You are dead inside.
 
2012-09-25 09:14:58 PM
Anyone have the link to the thread where a farker changed the autocorrect on the phone to quotes from the movie? Some of that stuff was pure gold.
 
2012-09-25 09:15:08 PM

happyleper: I got through about a third of the movie and turned it off. I must be the only person in the world who just doesn't get what the fuss is all about.


What does it feel like to have your soul removed?
 
2012-09-25 09:16:56 PM

Nadie_AZ: André the Giant was Goldman's first pick to play Fezzik when the film was being optioned in the 70s, but he could not make the commitment. As a result, Arnold Schwarzenegger was considered, but he was happily too famous by the time the movie got made.

Disaster averted.


Danny DeVito was Reiner's first choice to play Vizzini (hence the Sicilian line - as great as he was, I never bought Wallace Shawn as Sicilian).

A year later both actors (DeVito and Ahnold) would be in Twins
 
2012-09-25 09:17:16 PM
My son was delighted to learn that Bob Anderson was both the sword master for The Princess Bride and the stunt double for Darth Vader. This is what good parenting looks like.
 
2012-09-25 09:17:19 PM
My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. We don't need no stinkin' badges.
 
2012-09-25 09:17:19 PM

Occam's Disposable Razor: happyleper: I got through about a third of the movie and turned it off. I must be the only person in the world who just doesn't get what the fuss is all about.

What does it feel like to have your soul removed?


hungryhealthyhappy.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-25 09:17:36 PM
To the pain is too good for Trolly troll troll happyleper. I say we make it mate with Justin Beiber
 
2012-09-25 09:18:14 PM
I'm going to be the Dread Pirate Roberts for Halloween so I'm really getting a kick.....
 
2012-09-25 09:18:44 PM
Some more 'fun facts' ...

William Goldman got the idea for the story when he asked his two young daughters what they wanted their bedtime story to be about - and one shouted "A Princess!" and the other shouted "A Bride!"

Although Cary Elwes and Mandy Patinkin did learn to fence (both left- and right-handed) for the film (reportedly spending all their free time during the production practicing with fencing instructor Bob Anderson and with each other), the actual swordfight scene between them was filmed using two separate, mirror-imaged, sets, allowing the illusion that they were equally skilled with either hand. They actually performed all of the fencing in the swordfight scene; however, stunt doubles were used for the two somersaults.

André the Giant had undergone major back surgery prior to filming, and despite his great size, could not support the weight of the much lighter Cary Elwes or Robin Wright for a scene at the end of the film. For the wrestling scene, when Elwes was pretending to hang on André's back, he was actually walking on a series of ramps below the camera during close-ups. For the wide shots, a stunt double took the place of André; on close examination, it is apparent that the double is much smaller than André.

André the Giant had trouble with both the speed and clarity of his lines, prompting Patinkin to slap him in the face to get him to concentrate harder. In the first script reading, Patinkin slapped André in the face and screamed at him, "Faster, Fezzik!" It worked.

When Count Rugen hits Westley over the head, Cary Elwes told Christopher Guest to go ahead and hit him for real. Guest hit him hard enough to shut down production for a day while Elwes went to the hospital.

One of the few injuries sustained during the making of the film was when Mandy Patinkin bruised a rib by trying not to laugh at Billy Crystal on camera.
 
2012-09-25 09:19:42 PM

happyleper: I got through about a third of the movie and turned it off. I must be the only person in the world who just doesn't get what the fuss is all about.


local-static0.forum-files.fobby.net
 
2012-09-25 09:19:59 PM
Unlike the movie, that article left me unsatisfied. Is it that Wesley getting bonked in the head, Andre's back problems are the only remaining little know facts or did some editor say "Hey, Tuesday is the 25th aniversary of the Princess Bride. I want a thousand words on my desk by 5. I don't care what it says, just make sure it topical."
 
2012-09-25 09:20:58 PM
ninjamonkey.us
 
2012-09-25 09:21:00 PM

farkingismybusiness: Occam's Disposable Razor: happyleper: I got through about a third of the movie and turned it off. I must be the only person in the world who just doesn't get what the fuss is all about.

What does it feel like to have your soul removed?

[hungryhealthyhappy.files.wordpress.com image 400x300]


Thanks. I was hoping someone would dunk that layup
 
2012-09-25 09:21:38 PM
Anybody want a peanut?

/To this day, I'm still physically compelled to say that every single time I hear someone finish a sentence with the words "mean it".
 
2012-09-25 09:21:47 PM
I finally read the book this past year. Even after seeing the movie enough times to have most of it memorized, the book is still an awesome read. I hadn't realized how much great stuff was left out of the film.
 
2012-09-25 09:22:08 PM
After reading that article I have one thing to say: Give me my father back you sonofabiatch.

A little more poignant now.
 
2012-09-25 09:22:18 PM

roflmaonow: Anyone have the link to the thread where a farker changed the autocorrect on the phone to quotes from the movie? Some of that stuff was pure gold.


I recall that, damned if i can recall who did it though
 
2012-09-25 09:22:22 PM
CSB time:
I was at a trade show a few years back in Vancouver (the good one, not the Portland suburb). Some middle aged middle manager in a cheap suit had filled in his cheesy, stick-on "Hello, My Name Is" nametag with - "Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!".

The people who got it were buying the man many drinks, as did I. That day ended up getting very drunk out...
 
2012-09-25 09:25:33 PM

JasonOfOrillia: After reading that article I have one thing to say: Give me my father back you sonofabiatch.

A little more poignant now.


Yeah, I reckon the room might get a bit dusty the next time I watch that scene. I always thought that was an amazingly well-acted scene on his part, but I never knew the reason until today.

/poor Mandy
 
2012-09-25 09:26:11 PM
Makes me have a taste for a nice MLT.
 
2012-09-25 09:26:22 PM

buntz: I'm going to be the Dread Pirate Roberts for Halloween so I'm really getting a kick.....


I actually did that last Halloween. It was a dream come true. Every detail was virtually perfect. The entire costume rental (put together an all-year theatre costume shop) cost much more than I'd wanted to spend. And what comment did I hear over and over again that night?

"Nice Zorro costume, dude". 

Argh.

/but the ones who recognized it went bonkers for it, which is nice I think
 
2012-09-25 09:26:38 PM
'Buttercup' was Rob Reiner's nickname for Robin Wright's clitoris.


/Ok, I lied; it was name of her sled
 
2012-09-25 09:26:47 PM

Fuggin Bizzy: Ni! Ni! Ni!

/What?


Look, that rabbit's got a vicious streak a mile wide! It's a killer!
 
2012-09-25 09:27:56 PM

Smeggy Smurf: To the pain is too good for Trolly troll troll happyleper. I say we make it mate with Justin Beiber


I prefer my female Canadian pop stars a bit older, thanks.

/I wasn't trolling, either
 
2012-09-25 09:29:06 PM

JasonOfOrillia: After reading that article I have one thing to say: Give me my father back you sonofabiatch.

A little more poignant now.


Geez, and I already mist up at that line every time.
 
2012-09-25 09:29:22 PM

JasonOfOrillia: Give me back my father you sonofabiatch.


And that right there is the best line, and scene, in the entire movie...nay, that entire decade of movies. Still sends chills down my spine every time I watch it.
 
2012-09-25 09:29:36 PM

happyleper: I got through about a third of the movie and turned it off. I must be the only person in the world who just doesn't get what the fuss is all about.


Try reading the book. There's a "present-day/real life" framework (for lack of a better word) in the story that you might appreciate.
 
2012-09-25 09:30:16 PM
I've never seen this movie. I'm not sure I want or need to after being on Fark for six years.
 
2012-09-25 09:32:16 PM
I'm not a witch, I 'm your wife! But after that, I'm not sure I want to be that anymore...
 
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