A kindly grandfather, a six-fingered man, an albino dungeon keeper with a frog in his throat, the impressive clergyman, a farm boy so beautiful that crushes are still going strong 27 years later, a master fencer, the Cliffs of Insanity, Rodents Of Unusual Size, the Pit of Despair, a Battle of Wits – it’s an endless list of cult classic awesomeness. All of this and more won the fairy tale about an an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing an undying fandom with so much wuv that it’s lasted more than a quarter of a century.
Few movies are as quotable as The Princess Bride, if my amazingly annoying ability to recite the entire movie verbatim whenever we watch it is any indicator of fervent devotion. Along with my warped VHS tape. (I’ll always love you, late ’80s.)
And soon, you’ll be able to experience Florin and all its wondrousness on stage. Disney Theatrical Productions recently announced that it’s developing a theatrical version of the film based on the acclaimed novel and screenplay by two-time Oscar winner William Goldman. No word yet as to whether the resulting production will be a play or a musical, though it doesn’t really matter since everyone is entirely too excited to nitpick the details, including Thomas Schumacher, Disney Theatrical Productions president, who said in a statement: “The Princess Bride has proven to be an enduring delight and a beloved favorite to multiple generations. What William Goldman created is first and foremost a celebration of storytelling; what better place to spin that tale than on the stage?”
Yes to all of those things.
What’s that? You want to romp through the gloriousness that is The Princess Bride by scrolling through 25 of the best-ever quotes and partial dialogues that loosely count as quotes from the film?
As you wish:
Photo credits: Princess Bride Ltd.
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