Thursday, October 26, 2006


There are a billion videos on YouTube, give or take a hundred million or so. You'd think, out of all the garbage out there, that the greatest sword fight in movie history would be on there. That's right, the duel at the top of the Cliffs of Insanity between Inigo Montoya and the Dread Pirate Roberts in "The Princess Bride."

But of course, it's nowhere to be found.

However, this had me laughing out loud...very clever. Of course, it's based on one of the most clever scripts with some of the best word play ever committed to celluloid.

And kudos to Rob you realize that in an eight year stretch (1984 to 1992), he directed seven movies, six of which were "Spinal Tap," "Stand By Me," "The Princess Bride," "When Harry Met Sally," "Misery," and "A Few Good Men." If you put together Top Five lists of the greatest mockumentaries, coming-of-age stories, fairy tales, romantic comedies, chilling horror flicks, and courtroom dramas--an eclectic mix, to say the least--the argument could be made for inclusion of all of these. Very versatile, that Meathead.


Blogger PHSChemGuy said...

I'll give you the rest, but I'm not going to endorse Misery as one of the greatest "chilling horror" movies yet.

The Dread Pirate Roberts video is entertaining, though, but I wish they'd look at the camera instead of at the cue cards to the left of the camera.

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