The Princess Bride
US, 1987) Directed by Rob Reiner. Screenplay by William Goldman, based on his novel. Music by Mark Knopfler. Cast: Cary Elwes; Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin; Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn; Andre the Giant, Fred Savage, Peter Falk, Peter Cook, Carol Kane, Billy Crystal.
This month’s Moonlight Movie is one of the best-loved films of the 1980s, on the giant screen as it was intended to be experienced! Like The Wizard of Oz, The Princess Bride transcends its time period and genre, becoming almost a rite of passage for lovers of fairy tales, humor, sword fights and Peter Falk, who reads the bedtime story of The Princess Bride to his grandson. Everyone has their own favorite line, but we’re pretty sure it’s a tie between: “Everybody always talks about how beautiful I am. I’ve got a mind, Westley. Talk about that,” and “My name is Inigo Montoya! Prepare to die!”