This week, we discuss William Goldman’s The Princess Bride!
In this episode, we read and watched:
- William Goldman’s original novel, The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure (The “Good Parts” Edition), originally published in 1973. Buy on Amazon or iBooks.
- The 1987 movie, directed by Rob Reiner, and starring Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, André the Giant, Wallace Shawn, Chris Sarandon, and Christopher Guest. Buy on Amazon or iTunes.
Some of the stuff we talked about in this episode:
- “That’s a Christopher Guest reference.”
- The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
- Marathon Man
- A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
- Carl Reiner, Norman Lear, and All in the Family
- This is Spinal Tap
- Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits
- Anton Chekhov
- The Somerville Theatre in Somerville, Massachusetts
- “Princess Bride” star Patinkin reveals his favorite line in the film
- Jason Reitman and Live Read