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Hello. My name is The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! If you guys like this series, make sure to check out It’s a website dedicated to archiving studio stills and today’s image comes from them. I recently watched The Princess Bride again when I picked up the Blu-Ray and it really hit me just how quotable this movie is. I mean, I’ve always known it’s a highly quoted film (Inconceivable!), but not 5 minutes goes by in that movie where I couldn’t quote along with it. William Goldman’s script is brilliant, full of character, Rob Reiner was at his peak as director, and the casting is perfect. From Andre The Giant to Chris Sarandon and everybody in-between, I love this world. Also, I love Mark Knopfler’s score and how it is actually a character unto itself, almost commenting on the film as the story plays out. So, naturally I kept my eye out for a BTS still and this is what I got… from the torture scene as Mr. Reiner directs Carey Elwes as the Albino looks on! Here it is (click for the bigger version)! Enjoy!:

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic is really full of shit. The toilet’s over there… -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
- The Twilight Zone
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke in Wampa Cave)
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Warriors
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Requiem for a Dream

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  • Sept. 9, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Great movie

    by slone13

    That is all

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST

    One of the most beloved movies ever

    by gooseud

    Old people, young people, dudes, chicks, kids, I honestly havent ever met anyone who was like "Dude, Princess Bride sucked!!" Its in the "Back To The Future Hall Of Fame" for most widely and universally beloved movies ever made. "You keep using that word......I do not think it means what you think it means".

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 5:14 p.m. CST

    "You keep saying that word."

    by F-18

    "I do not think it means what you think it means."

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Needed more ass to ass.

    by nico_laos

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Best last words ever!

    by drumble

    You've forgotten one of the classic blunders! The first is never start a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well known is this, never go up against a Sicilian, when DEATH IS ONE THE LINE, AHAHHAHAHA...AHAHAHAHHA....AGAHAHAHAHA....dies! Classic!

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Clever how you adapted the quote there, Quint

    by belasco_house

    Hee. <p> Inconthievable!

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    One day, Stardust will be revered like P.B.

    by lochkray

    Both are very similar in tone and humor, and both weren't big box-office smashes, that only found an audience on home video. Princess Bride has had a couple of decades to gain its audience. I'd love to see how Stardust fares twenty years from now. And, despite not being nearly as quotable as Princess Bride, that movie does not have Robert De Niro playing a sky-pirate of questionable sexual orientation. So, I'm on the fence as to which is better.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Not a hit when it came out

    by RPLocke

    but it works better on TV than it ever did in theaters.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Looks reaallly good on Blu Ray


  • Sept. 9, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    as you wish

    by redfishbluefish

    yes, this movie is perfection.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 5:27 p.m. CST

    "Have fun storming the castle!"

    by Thanos0145


  • Sept. 9, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    You are the brute squad.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Anybody want a peanut?!

    by DrGoodspeed

    favorite one so far.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Rob Reiner

    by Carolinamaestro

    One of the greatest and most versatile directors EVER. Also, one of the most underrated. Shame.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST

    When my kids complain about...

    by tj donkey show

    ...having to to do extra chores in order to earn something, I always say "Scaling the Cliffs of Insanity, battling rodents of unusual size, facing torture in the Pit of Despair. True love has never been a snap." I get a lot of eye rolling.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Fantastic film!

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    It is a true classic!

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Something that's bothering me with the BTSPOTD series...

    by StarWarsRedux how the title-quotes often have little to do with the actual pic themselves. Sure, they're always to do with the movie in question, but not always the scene that's being shot. Just a bit odd.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 5:51 p.m. CST

    They really really don't make movies like this anymore

    by CodeName

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Every night when I put my kids to bed

    by sweeneydave

    I fill their heads with whimsy by quoting the Dread Pirate Roberts - "Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely kill you in the morning."

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    I love Stardust almost as much as I love PB.

    by Professor_Monster

    I only wish Stardust and this played on a double feature.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    And when I go to work, I motivate my coworkers

    by sweeneydave

    with "You were not hired for your brains, you hippopotomic landmass."

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 6:02 p.m. CST


    by RPLocke

    I bet you're known as the asshole in your company?

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Is the talkback Stardust love a joke?

    by HansBubi

    I honestly am not detecting the sarcasm if it's a joke. Harry raved about it, and the talkbackers at the time dismissed it. A good year or so has passed, and now talkbackers are saying it's a future classic. I.....don't know what's happening here...

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    This movie is overrated.

    by Carl's hat

    I like it but I don't cream myself over it like so many other people do.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Quint - your writing in this series is terrible

    by Leadley

    Quint, this series is about photographs. It isn't about you. All you do is talk about how much you like a movie, and why you chose this one for today, and what you think you might do the next day. Seriously, dude. In a 178 word text, you used the word 'I' 9 goddamn times. No one cares what you think about the music to Princess Bride. We're smart. We've seen it. We know the music is good. Why are you showing us a photo but talking about music anyways? It all comes down to this - you really have nothing to contribute to this series except what you think, and in this case, we don't care what you think. 179 words later, and I've gained no insight to the picture what so ever. You like the movies of the pictures you post. We get it. Dude, I love checking this series out every single day - brings a smile to my face - but if you have nothing of substance to contribute, please just post the photo. Guys, am I alone on this?

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Life IS pain Highness

    by alan_poon

    Anyone who says differently is selling something.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Stardust is fantastic. Totally overlooked

    by UltraTron

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST

    by Stewie_Griffin

    Carl's hat - No it's not Leadley - get over yourself Quint - keep up the good work, I like movies. Goldman - Write the bloody sequel and make it special

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    I love this movie!

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    Just a childhood favorite that never gets old

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    If you love this movie, read the book...

    by Billyeveryteen

    The Zoo of Death is not to be missed.<p>As well as Domingo Montoya's execution, Fezzik's hilarious upbringing, and Goldman's douchebag "family".

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Best family film ever

    by Danger Mouse

    Can you think of a film that can genuinely be enjoyed by all ages equally? Pure genius...

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST


    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    sorry, dude, but you lost all credibility on these TBs long ago - you might want to start fresh with a new name - but I doubt you were anywhere near Christopher Guest, taping the Simpsons or otherwise

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    The Patinkin Effect.

    by ThroughTheBrokenWindowWithDancinDelroyLindo

    Once a month, I dress as Mandy did for this movie, along with vest, belt, mustache, and lengthened wig - visiting the local Laundromat on a day when I know it's to be full of elderly female Latinos.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    scottpilgrimfan = JettL93

    by UGG

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    scottpilgrimfan = JettL93

    by UGG

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    I hate to say it...

    by HansBubi

    ...but Leadley is right. The write-up for each photo isn't even blog-worthy. If I were running the column and didn't have anything informative, insightful, or even intelligent to say, I'd just post the picture and leave it at that. It's kind of like having a DVD review column and then not mentioning picture/sound/special-features.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST

    one of those movies...

    by Bouncy X

    that has a big following that i just dont get. i found it quite boring, to the point i wanted to turn it off but i figured i owed it to stay til the end. i kept hearing for years how great it was by friends so i finally gave it a shot and yeah i regretted it. but i should have figured something was up when only women and girls were praising it. :P but i'll give Elwes some credit, he plays the aristrocratic-ish asshole very well and he's barely changed. lol

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST

    To remain positive about this though...

    by HansBubi

    ...this movie is something special. Everything clicked making this movie.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Bouncy X

    by HansBubi

    Please try watching it again in several years. That is all.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 7:04 p.m. CST

    This is a movie that most intelligent girls rank

    by CreasyBear

    as their favorite movie. Dumb girls? Anything with Kate Hudson or J-Lo in it.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST

    The book by Goldman is awesome!

    by tiggr009

    You seriously need to read the book if you haven't - it's even funnier than the movie. It mockingly includes the beginning of a sequel that was actually really good, too.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Not many people know that Peter Falk MOLESTED Fred Savage on set

    by Tigger Tales

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Get used to disappointment

    by Mr Lucas

    - something I tell the kids of today.<P> I have a soft spot for Stardust - I worked on in for a few weeks and the crew were great. It's certainly a kindred spirit of PB, but when PB came out it was an instant classic (for me at least). I worked as an usher at the time, so I saw it a lot of times and kept the poster. The poster (UK quad) was good too. As lochkray said, it wasn't that popular on release - true in my 'hood at least. I seem to remember a fairly empty auditorium.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 7:19 p.m. CST


    by Mr Lucas

    I forgot to say that I just don't think Stardust is in the same league. It tries to be. A shame Danes had to be in it (I think that was at the insistence of the studio).

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Princess Bride...

    by schadenfreudian

    who's heard this?

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    "stop rhyming I mean it!"

    by vin_diggler

    "would anybody like a peanut?" That still cracks me up. Awesome movie!

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    "Fezzik, tear his arms off"

    by Ironhelix

    "Oh, you mean THIS gate key" I still laugh my ass off at that scene.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Love the movie, but ...

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    I love this movie, but there are two things about it I can't stand. First, some of the sets are *really* cheap-looking. Secondly, the music. I don't mind Mark Knopfler's compositions or guitar playing, but I can't stand that terribly cheesy '80s synthesizer (played by Guy Fletcher, also of Dire Straits) pretending to be an orchestra.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Re: who's heard this?

    by Duir

    Just watched this on Blu last week and yes, Battle_Royale_with_cheese, I thought of that afterward. Hell, I even saw David Terry play it live the last time Aqueduct came to town. That's how much of a fan of this film I am.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    "There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world..."

    by quintana007

    "It would be a pity to damage yours." - Priceless line!

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    My blatherings

    by Quint

    And the pics come hand in hand. Sorry, folks. But if you don't like it you can always just scroll to the picture.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    I wouldn't care if Quint said nothing at all

    by vin_diggler

    these photo's speak for themselves.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    when I met Elwes...

    by TheSeeker7

    Several years ago I was working as a PA for some reshoots of this indy film that Elwes had a part in, and I mean Princess Bride was a MAJOR part of my childhood, at first I was afraid to say anything to him about it, that especially with it being so far back in his career (yet probably his peak role) that he'd never want to be bugged about it. But I mustered up the courage, and surprise, he was super cool and gracious about it.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    the movie doubled it's budget in domestic BO

    by BadMrWonka

    it wasn't a flop or anything. sure, it was a bigger hit on video and on TV, but still. certainly a success.<p>I love the film, and it's one of the few that I loved as a kid that still holds up. (along with Back to the Future and Labyrinth)

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Leadley, you are a serious prick

    by BadMrWonka

    it's a picture of a scene, what is he supposed to say? reviewers of films always bring their own experiences to the table, why should this column be any different?<p>this column exists, to my mind, for 2 reasons: 1. on the off chance that someone hasn't seen a particular film, hearing Quint's take on it along with the picture, or the talkbacks, might steer them to it. 2. so we can all talk about our experiences with the film, and our reactions in the talkbacks. <p>therefore, I think it's perfectly appropriate that Quint weighs in first, in the column, in the same way most of us are going to do in the talkback. it's a community of film geeks talking about classic movies and seeing some cool behind the scenes pictures.<p>if that doesn't appeal to you, I get it. so just look at the picture, avert your eyes from any and all text, and then fuck off. the rest of us are having fun. we don't need people like you that feel the need to bitch and moan about nothing. go to an early bird dinner and send your soup back, leave us here to talk about movies.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Chick flick

    by RPLocke

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST

    The book is very good....

    by sewiz

    But the screenplay is a masterful adaptation...the book is written as if its an abridgement of a historical account of Florin, so the author of the account has a ton of asides thrown into the story...using the grandpa reading a story was a great device to get some of that into the film without endless narration. I furs Goldman's been trying to write a sequel for years but gets blocked every time he sits down to write.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 9:16 p.m. CST

    oh and Bad Mr Wonka,

    by sewiz

    I totally agree, Leadley and those agreeing with him are indeed pricks. Piss off, trollish douchebags.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Pic of the Day is going to suck one year of your life away.

    by detinue

    Someday it might go as high as 5, but it really doesn't know what that would do to you.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Princess Bride

    by Hipshot

    Love it, marvelous...but I had the sense they had to scrimp, budget-wise. I would love for them to have had, say, 25% more money to make it. Very resourceful filmmaking, and a classic.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    great for so many reasons

    by paulloch

    but above all, it promotes reading books. this and never-ending story.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Remember when Meathead made great movies?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Neither do I. :(

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    i'd just like to say

    by jameskpolk

    That I like the soup. I wouldn't dream of sending it back. Carry on.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    Have fun storming the castle!

    by RogueDemonHunter

    A true classic...

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST

    There's A Shortage of Perfect Breasts In This World

    by Crow3711

    It'd Be A Pity to Damage Yours. <p> Is anything more pimp than that? Anything? Not the best behind the scenes pic, but still, just the chance to have a PB talkback is great. And I'll share in the stardust love. It's not nearly as good, of course, but its certainly second best in my book. It's highly enjoyable. Not quotable or terribly memorable though. But Princess Bride. I could prattle off lines for probably half the movies running time. <p> Anybody want a peanut?!

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    I Mean, If Only We Had A Wheelbarrow, That Would Be Something

    by Crow3711

    Where we did we put that wheelbarrow the albino had? <p> Over the albino, I think. <p> Well, why didn't you list that among our assets in the first place? Hmm

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    R.O.U.S? I Don't Think They Exist.

    by Crow3711

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Death Cannot Stop True Love...It Can Only Delay It A Little Whil

    by Crow3711

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST


    by Arcadian Del Sol

    Sorry but Andre the Giant almost ruins this movie. YOu can't understand a single word he says until you've seen the movie 6 times.<p> Id like to have a Blu-Ray edition that sub-titles all his lines.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST


    by Ironhelix

    Andre the Giant does NOT ruin the film, He's awesome in it. Fuck off OK?

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 10:41 p.m. CST

    I'm not left-handed either.

    by Dreamfasting

    There are few movies I can think of that have such a high density of quotes that still to this day worm their way into everyday conversations with friends.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Andre the Giant not only ruined this movie;


    he ruined many a young Pyrenees farmgirl's reproductive organs.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Ok picture but fantastic movie

    by smudgewhat

    Hollywood must be all twats now. They couldn't write a new sweet heartfelt comedy if their lives depended on it.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 11:45 p.m. CST

    How could you possibly "love" the score to this movie Quint?

    by Ronald Raygun

    Normally I kinda like Mark Knopfler's scores if they fit the tone of the film, as in Wag the Dog. But the score to this film SUCKED, almost to the point that it single-handedly ruins the movie for me. It sounds cheap and generic and makes me feel like I'm watching a Disney channel orginal movie or something. And don't even get me started on that "It's as real as the feelings I feel" song.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 12:25 a.m. CST

    I am the dwead piwate wobuts!

    by disfigurehead

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Good times!

    by redshirt

    In college my friends and I would practice fencing left handed because of this movie. Not very easy with a right handed foil... But totally worth it.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 1:02 a.m. CST

    I feel....

    by billandted

    This site is a "free show" why does every one seem to go off on everything about it lately ?? Also TPB is WAT better than stardust....

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Hello, My name is Chiquita Banana

    by thelordofhell

    You peeled my father, prepare to die

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Hello, My name is Darth Vader

    by thelordofhell

    I am your father, prepare to die

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Hello, My name is Oedipus

    by thelordofhell

    I killed my father and fucked my mother, I want to die

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Hello, my name is Cronus


    I CHOPPED off my father's testicles...<p>Prepare to be neutered...

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Very nice movie, Princess Bride is

    by tomimt

    I actually just re watched it recently and had very good memories of it. Often, when you see a movie as a kid and rewatch it later, you'll disapoint, but not this time. And everyone praising Stardust, I couldn't agree more. It's a modern fairytale for adults kind of classic in my book already.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 2:17 a.m. CST



    "I do not believe that word means what you think it means..."

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 3:13 a.m. CST

    Great film :) Thanks for the link Quint.

    by Ecto-1

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 4:16 a.m. CST

    I don't care for this movie.

    by catlettuce4

    It's not that I hate it, but it just doesn't strike me as being all that great, like some seem to treat it. I think it could have been a lot better, given the premise and the humorous tone. I generally like Inigo, and a few of the funny lines, but that's about it, the rest leaves me kinda cold.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 4:27 a.m. CST were dead.

    by skywise404

    Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 4:43 a.m. CST


    by tao_pilot

    I can not watch an episode of Deep Space Nine with the Grand Nagus without shouting "INCONCEIVABLE" whenever he shows up.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 4:50 a.m. CST

    Up there with Back to the future and Goonies!

    by Golden_Ux

    One of my favourite childhood movies this. I think there was a spell of 10 years or so where I hadn't seen it. When I saw it again in my early 20's my affection for it just grew! This film had everything - great score: so much so the song 'Once upon a time (storybook love)' was my wife's walk in music at our wedding. The Willy Deville version 'storybook love' (the song at the end with the singing) played as we exited to thunderous applause. Fantastic day. I can't wait to show this film to my son in several years time! I can see the comparisons between PB and Stardust however when I saw Stardust in the cinema I kept thinking "this is a poor mans PB". On a second viewing at home it was better though I can't see it standing the test of time.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 5:10 a.m. CST

    The Pit of Despair! Don't even th- Ahack ahuf ern.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 6:39 a.m. CST

    I see you are using Bonetti's defence against me eh?

    by Jeffwode

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 6:40 a.m. CST

    I thought it suitable considering the rocky terrain

    by Jeffwode

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 6:40 a.m. CST

    Naturally you expect me to attack with Capo Faro?

    by Jeffwode

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 6:42 a.m. CST

    And while I'm at it...

    by Jeffwode

    Mawidge. Peter Cook's clergyman is probably my favourite cameo of all time.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Black or white?

    by Dazzler69

    Why a black and white shot? They had color pics back then did they not?

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST


    by bah

    I also doubt you were there, but I totally believe that about Guest.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Quint's blatherings

    by bah

    Are you people new to the site? Six paragraphs of personal anecdotes and childhood memories before getting to the point are par for the course here.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 7:38 a.m. CST


    by eROKv

    im somewhat embarassed that i really like stardust. the part about robert deniro being a fruitloop i coulda done without though. other than that hell yes.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 7:53 a.m. CST

    I showed this movie to my ten year old

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    a few months ago. She loved it so much she saved up her own allowance to buy the DVD.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 8:03 a.m. CST

    There Are Few Movies More Quotable

    by Aquatarkusman

    But if you pay attention, Miller's Crossing is.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 8:17 a.m. CST

    Worst BTS pic yet

    by Drsambeckett1984

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 8:20 a.m. CST


    by Leadley

    You and I are in agreement. "this column exists, to my mind, for 2 reasons: 1. on the off chance that someone hasn't seen a particular film, hearing Quint's take on it along with the picture, or the talkbacks, might steer them to it. 2. so we can all talk about our experiences with the film, and our reactions in the talkbacks." Unfortunately, Quint has never expressed his "take on" one of the movies. He just says that he saw it and he liked it. He is not "weighing in." He is not doing what this site purports to do. There is no communication taking place. And yeah, it aggravates me that this is considered 'professional writing.' In fact, it's motherfucking inconceivable. Also, I am not a serios prick. I am a hillarious prick. You, on the other hand, are a retard.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 8:28 a.m. CST



    It's every day in THE_CHOPPAH house.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Great, great movie

    by veritasses

    It delivered on so many levels. And the good thing is, it's practically reboot/re-imagining proof... though I guess that'd never stop some numb-nut from doing it anyway.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Mark Knopfler

    by puto tenax

    Agree the score was fantastic. Put it on the same line as Tangerine Dream's "Thief" score, Queen with "Flash Gordon" and so on. Seems there's another player on the screen when you hear the music.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    True Love!

    by KabutoKoji

    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 you're 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! Inigo Montoya: You seem a decent fellow. I hate to kill you. Man in Black: You seem a decent fellow. I hate to die. Inigo Montoya: You are wonderful. Man in Black: Thank you; I've worked hard to become so. Inigo Montoya: I admit it, you are better than I am. Man in Black: Then why are you smiling? Inigo Montoya: Because I know something you don't know. Man in Black: And what is that? Inigo Montoya: I... am not left-handed. [Moves his sword to his right hand and gains an advantage] Man in Black: You are amazing. Inigo Montoya: I ought to be, after 20 years. Man in Black: Oh, there's something I ought to tell you. Inigo Montoya: Tell me. Man in Black: I'm not left-handed either. Inigo Montoya: Who are you? Man in Black: No one of consequence. Inigo Montoya: I must know... Man in Black: Get used to disappointment. Inigo Montoya: 'kay. Buttercup: We'll never survive. Westley: Nonsense. You're only saying that because no one ever has. Buttercup: You can't hurt me. Westley and I are joined by the bonds of love. And you cannot track that, not with a thousand bloodhounds, and you cannot break it, not with a thousand swords. Miracle Max: Sonny, true love is the greatest thing, in the world-except for a nice MLT - mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe [smacks his lips] they're so perky, I love that Prince Humperdinck: You truly love each other and so you might have been truly happy. Not one couple in a century has that chance, no matter what the story books say. And so I think no man in a century will suffer as greatly as you will. Buttercup(To Prince Humperdinck) Here comes my Westley now. And on and on and on and on. Perfect quotes, perfect dialogue...what a movie.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Jesus Leadley....fuck off!

    by shiekybaby

    Seriously....I am so over bitching for no fucking reason. Bitch about something else, like Harry's lack of timely DVD columns, pandering to certain films while ignoring other blockbusters completely, or one of the other numerous offenses this site is guilty of. This column is awesome, the pics are great. I like Quints comments, if you dont then just enjoy the pics, if you dont enjoy those then click something else. But honestly, if your intent was to come across as a hilarious prick, you only got the prick part right. Now fuck off.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Great movie, on par with Wizard of Oz

    by Centauri

    Kids generation after generation love it. Stardust was good (Clair Danes is a freakin' knockout in the movie), but not at the level of Princess Bride.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Take it easy... you've been mostly dead all day.

    by Chewtoy

    I saw this in theaters opening weekend, and it was pretty sparsely attended. I don't think my friend enjoyed it as much as I did either. However, I started showing it on video in college and it would always gather a pretty big crowd. It didn't take too long to be a favorite of people's as they discovered it for themselves. And I truly doubt there's a five minute stretch of the film that doesn't have an easily recognizable quote in it.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST

    to blave...

    by slickerynodes

    which means to bluff.... billy crystal at his finest

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    "I don't even exercise..."

    by Damned if I can login

    My personal fave. And Andre did *not* ruin the film. So there.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST

    I will destroy all who oppose me.


    Mark my words.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Mel Smith

    by Bunnie

    as the Albino if I remember rightly.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Anybody know the status of Peter Falk?

    by skimn

    Last I heard he's become a bit of a gibbering old mad man.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 12:57 p.m. CST

    One of my favorite all time movies

    by SithMenace


  • Sept. 10, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Agree on two points above

    by daggor

    Yes, I'd think it more appropriate if the photo is of a specific scene, the quote should fit the scene, and I do skip ALL the text and go straight for the photo.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Does anyone really die in this movie?

    by RPLocke

    It's one of those movies where they fight, but someone always runs off. Even Christopher Guest has a huge army, and he still runs off even though he's armed. Odd.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST


    by DioxholsterReturns

    when i first watched it i was like, why is this famous? and what do people see in it?

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Cary Elwes

    by HamburgerEarmuffs

    Why wasnt be bigger star? Bad actor?

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST


    by Billyeveryteen

    Yep, Inigo cuts out Guest's heart.<p>Murdered at least five to get to him.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Really? I remember that there isn't even a big fight

    by RPLocke

    at the end. The main character bluffs his way out of the fight, and runs off.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    When someone says they don't get it

    by thepoohguy

    All I think is, "I'll explain, and I'll use small word so you're sure to understand you warthog face buffoon." Best line ever!

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 8:26 p.m. CST

    I would have liked to see an Andre the Giant Princess Bride phot

    by BetterCallSaul

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    what on earth are you talking about? if Quint did a full-on review of Princess Bride, whiney assholes like you would be complaining that he's reviewing old movies instead of new ones.<p>this column is what it is, and a lot of people are enjoying it. quite a few comments mention that it's becoming their favorite thing on the site.<p>and yet, because it is not some separate entity that exists only in your mind, and which would please you specifically (and possibly only you), you're going to complain?<p>this site is what it is, and this column is what it is. if you shit your panties because it's not "professional enough" (whatever that means) or not catered to YOU PERSONALLY. then just go to a different site.<p>people like you baffle me, because your behavior is common enough online, but if it existed in the real world, you'd be considered borderline mentally imbalanced. say you go to a restaurant, and they serve a certain type of food. you call the waiter over and say, "this is not the type of food I like! I don't like this!!!!" what do you expect them to do? and then on top of that idiocy, you come back the next day. and the next. and the next. all the while complaining that the food is not what you want.<p>can't you see how pathetic and useless that is?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Good call Wonka!

    by shiekybaby

    "Waiter...get over here"..."Sigh, hes sir?"..."This chicken is disgusting, the person making it must be a fukking retard, i hate it!" ... "well sir, i dont mean to be rude, but you've been here 5 days in a row and ordered it each time, and complained each time. why not order something else, or try another restaraunt?"

  • Sept. 17, 2010, 1:08 a.m. CST

    When I went to see this

    by The Page

    in the cinema, my friend, his mum and I were literally the only people in the auditorium. It was pretty surreal and the only time that's happened to me. Loved the film, though, and love it even more now. One of the best film swordfights ever, endless quotable lines and fun cameos, including the comedy god that is Peter Cook. "So tweasure your wuv..."