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introduction


I: “I’m only waiting around to kill you...”

II: “You keep using that word...”

III: “I was eleven years old...”

IV: “She doesn’t get eaten by the eels at this time...”

V: “Have fun storming the castle!”

VI: “It was a fine time for me...”

VII: “Murdered by pirates is good...”

VII (con’t): Murdered by pirates: still good

VIII: “This is true love—you think this happens every day?”

IX: “When I was your age, television was called books.”


easter eggs

“He is a sailor on the pirate ship Revenge...”

Casablanca, or The Princess Refugee

Two men in black walk into a bar...


about the author




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introduction


The Princess Bride has always been with me. I don’t remember the first time I saw the film, though I’m pretty sure I did not see it during its theatrical release and only stumbled across it on video. But I can’t remember a time before The Princess Bride, a time in which I did not have its wit and snark to guide me through life in all its pain. And I can say that life is pain with a smile, nay, a happy-go-lucky grin, because the Man in Black said so right here in this silly, wonderful, perfectly perfect movie. I mean, it’s got everything: fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles—

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