Tonight’s Viewing: The Princess Bride

Another movie I haven’t watched since I was a wee lad. Perhaps the best scene:

Some really fun writing in there.

Wallace Shawn is so great as the “genius” Vizzini. I love his bemused “hm” after being told about iocane powder, and his giddy excitement just before taking the final drink when he thought he’d won. Great deliveries throughout.

Poor Robin Wright had to sit there blindfolded through this entire scene. I wonder if she ever fell asleep.

And I’m pretty sure Prince Humperdinck and Count Rugen had a secret gay love affair going on. Obviously the true motivation behind his plot. This is the scene that tipped me off:

Oh the sub-text!

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