Wow this um… might actually work better on TV than on the big screen?
Just a thought. It might have something to do with the quality of the projector they were using at the Varsity. I’m not sure if they are bothering to get 35mm film, the magnetic tape stuff, or just widening the image of a DVD (although I don’t think it’s that). Something about the picture quality made it seem very much not-like-a-film, is what I’m saying, and more like a BBC special.
Oh, but I love The Princess Bride! Doesn’t everyone? I remember seeing it for the first time when I was eight and thinking it was Zorro… good times. Meanwhile, in the Actual Universe! I think that, now, when we think of “Fairy Tale Movie”, it’s always going to be Disney, and then The Princess Bride. It stands up in a genre of its own, just because.
Buttercup, in love with Westley, though believing him dead agrees to marry Humperdinck, the prince. And… hijinks ensue. (C’mon y’all, do I really need to summarize this movie?)
While not as fan-active as the Pulp Fiction screening (no one behind us shouting out famous lines and/or laughing in anticipation of the jokes), it was really fun. I think just about everyone was mouthing along with “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!” The fight scene between Inigo and Count Reuben was probably the best scene to see on the big screen. Other than that, watching the movie was a lot of “Spot the set!” game. I love the sets in The Princess Bride, but huge and in front of you lessens the effect you would get from them on the TV. I love how cheesy-beautiful this movie is. It is a pulpy fantasy novel come to life, and makes me hope that the next time I’m sick, someone comes to read to me.