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- 2012.Apr.26 / 11pm
The Princess Brideby: Soulless.Minions • tags: 1980s • feature • free • William.Goldman.story • directed by: Rob.Reiner • stars: Cary.Elwes • Chris.Sarandon • Robin.Wright
From Soulless Minions:
Once again we are joined by fellow podcaster and book lover, Dave Alluisi, of The Bookhouse Boys and the Meandawg Top 5 podcasts for this look back at this much beloved and timeless film. Not only is the film adaptation of The Princess Bride celebrated and adored in the public consciousness but it is also an extremely well written and respected novel written by the novelist and screenwriter William Goldman.
Most of our comments throughout the commentary are guided toward comparing the book to the film, talking about the differences and similarities, but we also touch upon many other things including the casting, the score, it’s timely nature, and Goldman’s intentions in writing this classic tale. Simply a great film. Simply a great book. As Dave says, “It’s a love letter to the genre of fantasy and adventure.” I couldn’t agree more.