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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The 'Princess Bride' Reunion (Photo)

Last month was the 24th anniversary of the release of 'The Princess Bride'.  I'll give everyone a moment to recover from realizing that they're old.

Moving on.  It was one of my favorite movies growing up.  It was one of the few movies that my siblings and I saw in the theater.  We usually didn't have the money for all five of us to go to the movies.  We waited for it to come to the local dollar theater.  By then, little Steven Dellisanti had been repeating lines from the film so frequently, that we had already known half of the script.

'The Princess Bride' is truly a rare film in Hollywood history.  Not only was it a star studded motion picture.  It was a small budget ($14 million) creative masterpiece.  It was a movie that ushered in the era of independent films.  It also was a respite for families from the testosterone heavy Schwarzenegger fronted blockbusters of the time.

'Entertainment Weekly' managed to gather the surviving members of the original cast for a photo shoot last month.  The result was quite touching.  Included in the photo are lovely memorials for Peter Falk, who died in June, and Andre the Giant, who passed away in January of 1993.

If you look closely, you can spot Miracle Max's hat, an R.O.U.S., and the sword Inigo's father made for Prince Humperdink.

Generally, I find these "celebrity reunions" to be downright corny.  But, this one is top notch.