I have watched The Princess Bride way more times than I care to admit. It came out when I was 10 and my parents, who didn’t understand watching a movie more than one time, completely indulged my love of it. I remember that I stopped counting how many times I saw it around the 11th time. In my senior year of high school, we were given an assignment to write an original short story in AP English. This was our reward for a year of writing expository essays once a week. At least three people in class wrote new chapters to The Princess Bride. I had no idea that such a thing as fan fiction even existed. I immediately realized how close to being a huge dork I had unwittingly been. I have since hid my knowledge of The Princess Bride (and Monty Python for that matter). Of course I ended up as a software developer, but that is another story. Anyway, I am watching it again right now. Seriously though, how come Princess Buttercup can’t recognize Westley with the pirate mask on?
Action, Fantasy March 20th, 2009