This makes me so very happy.
I saw The Princess Bride in the theatre the first weekend it came out in September 1987; I was in that magical first month of my freshman year at college so for me it's all wrapped up in nostalgia and the delight of new freedom and friendships and the feeling of unlimited possibility. 'Tis true.
My favorite, exceedingly quotable lines that have been dropped into conversation over the years:
As you wish.
Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
No more rhymes now, I mean it! ...anybody want a peanut?
You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles.
We are men of action, lies do not become us.
You keep using this word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
I just checked and I have now mentioned The Princess Bride no less than five times on this blog. Five! It's going to start needing its own tag pretty soon. Here are the others, in case you're wondering:
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p.s. thanks to my brother Chris for passing these along. I did the math and he was seven when The Princess Bride came out. Youngster.