Monday, April 25, 2011

30 Day Film Challenge-Day 20 - My Favorite Romantic Film

I was just about to give up on this category, but I went to my DVD collection to see if there was anything there that could be considered romantic. I was almost to the end, trying to figure out if Wrath of Khan could be considered romantic in any possible way, when there it was...possibly the most romantic, yet fun movie of all time. The Princess Bride. This tongue in cheek swashbuckler starring Carey Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, Christopher Guest, Chris Sarandon, and Andre the Giant (among many, many others) is based on the book of the same name by the somewhat less than real S. Morgenstern, and is a beautifully shot, lovingly performed, and amazingly choreographed fairy tale that will thrill you, chill you, and leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling in your heart that will last for hours. Rob Reiner's direction is flawless, as are the performances, plus it has the best sword fight since Flynn and Rathbone hung up their tights. If the phrases 'As you wish', and 'Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.' mean nothing to you, get a copy of this fantastic film NOW! And if those phrases make you smile and nod, dig the DVD out and watch it again...I'm going to.


Janet said...

I need to watch this again. Love this movie. Well chosen, Sir.

Rosebuckle said...

You are SO right. The book was the first book I can remember that made me laugh out loud. I was so afraid they would screw up the movie. Might be second only to "To Kill a Mockingbird" as far as a movie being true to the book.

Excellent choice!