Thursday, September 27, 2012

Happy 25th anniversary to The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride--the perfect Ironic movie for Catholics and the rest of the human race. Happy anniversary! A sample quotation from the script is our Friday QOTD:  

Count Rugen: Your princess is quite a winning creature. A trifle simple, perhaps. Her appeal is undeniable.
Prince Humperdinck: I know, the people are quite taken with her. It's odd, but when I hired Vizzini to have her murdered on our engagement day, I thought that was clever. But it's going to be so much more moving when I strangle her on our wedding night. Once Guilder is blamed, the nation will truly be outraged - they'll demand we go to war.
Count Rugen: [snickers, then examines a huge tree] Now where is that secret knot? It's impossible to find...
[he finds it and the tree opens to reveal a hidden passage]
Count Rugen: Ah. Are you coming down into the pit? Wesley's got his strength back. I'm starting him on the machine tonight.
Prince Humperdinck: [sincerely] Tyrone, you know how much I love watching you work, but I've got my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder and Guilder to frame for it; I'm swamped.
Count Rugen: Get some rest. If you haven't got your health, then you haven't got anything.

OK, if that just sounds dark, you have to see the movie.

More Princess Bride quotations here.  Feel free to add your favorite lines in the comments.

2 comments:

Panda Rosa said...

"Have fun storming the castle."
always like the nonchalance in that.

cminor said...

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."--as timely now as then. And of course, "...Never get involved in a land war in Asia..."