The Princess Bride is one of my all-time favorite books.
Sure, the movie has its moments (“MAH-widge…MAH-widge is what bwings us together today. Wove, twoo wove…”), but as with most big screen adaptations of novels, I feel that the film version — while doing a great job of including most of the best parts of the book — misses some of the intricacies and biting sarcasm that makes “S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure” a must-read in this blogger’s opinion.
(Fact: did you know that S. Morgenstern actually does not exist? He was made up by William Goldman for purposes of the novel and I always find it surprising that so many people believe Morgenstern to be the real author of The Princess Bride!)
Second fact: did you know that it has been 24 years since the film was first released? (There’s your “Ohmigawd I feel old!” moment of the day.) And in celebration of the anniversary, Pleated Jeans has created a Monopoly version of the movie!
If only this were real… (Hasbro, are you listening?)
What?! It’s been 24 years?!?!?! Eep! Can I redeem myself of not knowing any Star Wars by saying that I LOVE the Princess Bride and Arrested Development?! =)
Twenty-four years?! That makes me feel old! I love the Pit of Despair!
I want!! It is also one of my favorite books (and movies) – I did my 4th grade book report on The Princess Bride and have loved it ever since 🙂