edit: This entry is backdated, and was written around 8 AM on the 1st.

I’m quite fond of these. I think I shall have to make more of them. I’m nearly out of material from March, let’s see how many I can squeeze into this one…

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

The Princess Bride is an odd sort of book/film combination, the way it strikes me. I read the book as a kid and I loved it, and then I was required to read it my Freshman year of High School, which was less than awesome. Now, I love the book, but the movie irritates me on several levels. This quote isn’t an example, but I thought of it anyway.

Now, you’re perfectly allowed to enjoy the movie, I’ll continue to gripe about it. My first, main problem comes with the difference in the tone of the book versus the movie. I think they’re on totally different ends of the sliding scale of cynicism versus idealism. When I spoke to cookiemonger about it, she pointed out that I seemed to be projecting on Inigo.

*shrug* I thought Inigo in the book was dedicated, if misguided, and the Inigo of the film was only a little better than a bumbling buffoon. Sure, he may have been a great swordsman, but without his background to show us how he achieved his greatness, it seemed rather hollow in the film. Even with the wonderfully choreographed fight scene.

Oh dear, I’ve fun out of time.