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The Princess Bride

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William Goldman created a royal script, and Rob Reiner made a magical film.

It’s a comedy. It’s a romance. It’s an adventure. It’s a fantasy. It’s a rocomadfa. No…a comrofanad. Yeah, there you go. Rolls right off the tongue.

Princess Bride, www.greatamericanthings.net

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The Princess Bride is based on a book of the same name by one of my favorite writers, William Goldman (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Marathon Man, All the President’s Men). Goldman then adapted his book for the screenplay. Though directed by Rob Reiner, the cast isn’t exactly Hollywood’s A-list, with leads played by Cary Elwes and Robin Wright. But it has a great supporting cast, including the wonderful Wallace Shawn.

The Princess Bride wasn’t a huge box office success, but it’s lived on quite nicely as a cult classic. Shame that “cult” tag has to be attached in order to get folks to appreciate one of the great comrofanads of all time. And you can quote me on that.

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