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Princess Bride
« on: October 28, 2013, 12:09:35 AM »
You have probably heard of the Princess Bride and wonder why I would be posting about a kid's movie or a movie which has been around longer than 2 hours.  In fact, the movie has been gifted to us for 25 years. And it is not just a kids movie, though they can watch it if they have the desire.

Although, I can't imagine why they wouldn't want to retire,
for their day of swinging in a tire
was long
and they long
to sleep by the fire.

Okay, enough already, right?

For those that liked the Princess Bride, here is a short interview with Mandy Patinkin.  There is a line in the Princess Bride which he says defined his life.  (It probably isn't what you think it is.)


Mandy Patinkin: 'Princess Bride' Line is 'Cornerstone' of 'My Life'


The actor was 34 when he played the revenge-obsessed Inigo Montoya, but didn’t fully realize the character's significance until he was in his late 50s.

Twenty-six years later, a single line in The Princess Bride has defined Mandy Patinkin’s life. And no, the line doesn’t include the words “you killed my father" or "prepare to die.”

The actor was 34 when he shot the film, but he wouldn’t realize the gravity of his final line in the movie until decades later, he said during The Hollywood Reporter’s drama actor roundtable,
Several years ago in Philadelphia, Patinkin was working out when he noticed the final scene of The Princess Bride was on a nearby TV. In the scene, his character Inigo Montoya stands in the window about to jump down. The man in black (Cary Elwes) asks if he would become the next Dread Pirate Roberts.

Up to this point, Inigo has dedicated his life to avenging his father’s death and has just achieved this goal. Before he jumps out of the window, he says: “I have been in the revenge business so long, now that it's over, I do not know what to do with the rest of my life.”
Patinkin said he didn’t understand the significance of that line until that moment in Philadelphia.
“This 34-year-old Mandy who said the line never really realized what I was saying. And then in my late 50s, I heard this line that to me really became the real cornerstone line for at least my character and very much of my life,” Patinkin said. “And that to me is the line that mattered to me. And it was so interesting to me that the kid who said that line didn’t hear it.”


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