Monday, April 2, 2012
My Top 10: #8 The Princess Bride
I'm kind of surprised that two movies with Billy Crystal ended up in my top 10, but I'm a child of the '80s, what can I do? This is the first one, you'll have to wait to see the next one in a few days.
Also, I'm not sure there's another movie on this list I've seen as many times as The Princess Bride (possibly my #1, but that's about it). Is it even possible to give a description of this film? It's a brilliant adaptation of a crazy book that actually took the craziness of the book a step further while eliminating some of the jokes that just don't play.
With a brilliant cast, it's one of the funniest movies ever made, easily the most quotable, and strangely starring people who collectively have had fairly impressive careers, but none of whom have surpassed the greatness they achieved in this role (I'm ignoring Christopher Guest's directorial work). And while some of them have done good work since, sadly they lived their epitaphs nearly 25 years ago.
Who can say no to fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles...
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