“The Princess Bride” is one of those rare films that is not only forever quotable, but also entertaining in its 100th viewing. It’s a consensus builder, a happy compromise: Men and women find appeal in it, as do the young and old.
And on Wednesday this rare movie turned 25.
I know, “Inconceivable!”
“The Princess Bride,” which was based on William Goldman’s book of the same name, hit theaters on Sept. 25, 1987. During its run at the box office, the film made more than $30 million (and cost $16 million to make).
To mark the anniversary, the movie is enjoying something of a nostalgia PR tour. On Monday, The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced via press release that it is screening the crowd favorite at this year’s New York Film Festival. During the fest, the cast and crew are slated to reunite.
A 25th anniversary Blu-ray version
of the movie is also due Oct. 2.
Meanwhile, Fred Savage, one of the film’s stars, spoke with Yahoo’s Movie Talk
about his experience on the set in London.
“I remember I saw one of the shrieking eels... I saw the big [man-made] water [area] where they shot all the sailing. I saw the boats and the beautiful matte paintings behind [them]. … I just thought it was so cool.”
Many more websites have published tributes and lists dedicated to the movie.
And so will we—after all, a PR Daily
story that draws from “The Princess Bride” for inspiration (“8 words that may not mean what you think they mean
”) remains one of the site’s most popular.
Here are five of our favorite quotes from the movie, in no particular order:
1. “Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.” – Westley to Princess Buttercup
2. “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” - Inigo Montoya to Vizzini
3. “There's not a lot of money in revenge.” - Inigo Montoya to the Man in Black
4. “You mean, you'll put down your rock and I'll put down my sword, and we'll try and kill each other like civilized people?” – Man in Black to Fezzik
5. "Good night, Westley. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely kill you in the morning. It was a fine time for me …" – Westley (describing his apprenticeship with the Dread Pirate Roberts)
Share your favorites in the comments section.