May 8, 2009

The Princess Bride

Title: The Princess Bride
Year: 1987
Director: Rob Reiner
Writer: William Goldman, based on his book
Starring: Robin Wright Penn, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, André the Giant, Chris Sarandon, Peter Falk, Fred Savage
Music: Mark Knopfler
Distinctions: Oscar nomination for Best Song ("Storybook Love"); currently #176 on IMDb's Top 250
Synopsis: a grandfather reads a fairlytale/adventure book to his sick grandson
Length: 98 minutes
How I saw it: on video countless times (have on DVD), most recently February 2009
Subjective Rating: 10/10 (Favorite of my favorites)
Objective Rating: 7/10 (points off for cinematography, special effects/design and music) c. 3.1/4 3.2/4 (Very good).

Swashbuckling fantasy adventure and hilarious comedy, simultaneously. Probably my second favorite movie.

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