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Monday, June 19, 2006

The Princess Bride

"My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

While watching the standard Saturday afternoon "B" movie with my father this Saturday I made the comment that nothing good came out of the 80's. The entire decade just seems like a pit, a black whole of despair. I mean really... just look at the hair and the music they churned out, it's just painful to remember. However, in 1987 an iconic movie was born, The Princess Bride. Last week I suddenly had the uncontrollable urge to buy and watch this movie. I had not seen it in years, but my joy of it has not diminished with age, as have so many things from my youth. This is proof that good movies can be made by Hollywood (though they seem to have forgotten this), without soft-core porn scenes, obscene language for its sake alone, and uninspired storylines that make you want to gag. The Princess Bride, with its tongue firmly planted in cheek, marks something that is seldom seen in the movie industry: true quality. For those of you that have not seen it, or have not seen it recently, I recommend getting together with a group of friends and watching it. The theatre is open at my house if anyone wants to watch it there, as I would be happy to watch it again.

1 Comments:

Blogger Sharon Beaman said...

I have enjoyed reading about Eli Cush's name and my family agrees with your review of The Princess Bride. My youngest son's middle name is Wesley and we often joke with him that he was named after the movie character.
Sharon "princess" Beaman

6/28/2006 1:15 PM  

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