Anyway, tonight it was the Princess Bride (which was a big hit). My brothers and I saw this when it came to "Pay Per View" (just a little while after it was released in theaters) after it was recommended by our friends at Kolbe Academy. It was a huge hit in our house and I went off to TAC the following year where it (along with Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure) had fully integrated itself into the local culture. (Only the most serious and lofty things, of course.)
Ah what great lines...
I'm not a witch, I'm your wife!
Have fun storming the castle.
Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates? ... Morons.
Inigo Montoya: You seem a decent fellow, I hate to kill you.
Westley: You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die.
and of course...
Inconceivable!It was a lot of fun going back to this movie after so many years (and funny how much more I enjoyed it this time than last time I watched it, when all the kids were too young to really appreciate it). The DVD, naturally, has the added benefit of subtitles and documentaries (very funny too!).
I've also come to love the Internet Movie Database which helps us figure out just who it is that looks and sounds familiar. (Today we were amused to find that Miracle Max's wife was the nanny in Disney's the Pacifier. I also discovered that Donald O'Connor - an actor who we've always enjoyed in Singing in the Rain but I have a funny personal "connection" with - played in Beau Geste - along with Gary Cooper and Ray Milland - at age 12.)