Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Princess Bride

I just recently watched The Princess Bride and it is, on my opinion, one of the best movies ever made. There are several different parts that are hilarious, however, one of my absolute favorite parts is in the end. It is when Prince Humperdinck comes in to find Westley still alive with Buttercup. The series of insults from Westley to Humperdinck are genius. See below...



Prince Humperdinck
: First things first, to the death.
Westley: No. To the pain.
Prince Humperdinck: I don't think I'm quite familiar with that phrase.
Westley: I'll explain and I'll use small words so that you'll be sure to understand, you warthog faced buffoon.
Prince Humperdinck: That may be the first time in my life a man has dared insult me.
Westley: It won't be the last. To the pain means the first thing you will lose will be your feet below the ankles. Then your hands at the wrists. Next your nose.
Prince Humperdinck: And then my tongue I suppose, I killed you too quickly the last time. A mistake I don't mean to duplicate tonight.
Westley: I wasn't finished. The next thing you will lose will be your left eye followed by your right.
Prince Humperdinck: And then my ears, I understand let's get on with it.
Westley: WRONG. Your ears you keep and I'll tell you why. So that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish. Every babe that weeps at your approach, every woman who cries out, "Dear God! What is that thing," will echo in your perfect ears. That is what to the pain means. It means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever.
Prince Humperdinck: I think your bluffing.
Westley: It's possible, Pig, I might be bluffing. It's conceivable, you miserable, vomitous mass, that I'm only lying here because I lack the strength to stand. But, then again... perhaps I have the strength after all.
[slowly rises and points sword directly at the prince]
Westley: DROP... YOUR... SWORD!

5 comments:

Traci & Brian said...

You should read the book! I love it! I agree that it is just an amazing movie (and book). I need to watch it...

Liam and Kimberly Breakwell said...

We LOVE The Princess Bride and after reading your blog and feeling inspired, Liam decided to buy it at Best Buy using a gift card he had. Yay!

Brian said...

...and we recently learned that the stellar soundtrack to this landmark film was written by the guy from Dire Straits!!! Could it get any better?!

Kevin and Leslie Grady said...

Best post subject EVER! I love PB and watched it almost everyday as a child (just ask my mom!)and would name all of my dolls and Barbie's "Buttercup" too! Love it!

Michael said...

He's bluffing