The Princess Bride by William GoldmanWhat happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be...well...a lot less than the man of her dreams?
As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dads recitation, and only the good parts reached his ears.
Now Goldman does Dad one better. Hes reconstructed the Good Parts Version to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere.
Whats it about? Fencing. Fighting. True Love. Strong Hate. Harsh Revenge. A Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Lots of Good Men. Five or Six Beautiful Women. Beasties Monstrous and Gentle. Some Swell Escapes and Captures. Death, Lies, Truth, Miracles, and a Little Sex.
In short, its about everything.
The Princess Bride (1987) Movie Synopsis
Adapted by William Goldman from his novel The Princess Bride , it tells the story of a farmhand named Westley, accompanied by companions befriended along the way, who must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the odious Prince Humperdinck. The film essentially preserves the novel's narrative style by presenting the story as a book being read by a grandfather Peter Falk to his sick grandson Fred Savage. The film was first released in the United States on September 25, ,  and was well-received by critics at the time, but was only a modest box office success. Over time, particularly with the introduction of the Internet , the film has become a cult classic. The film is an enactment of a book read to a sick boy from Chicago —who is initially dismissive of the story—by his grandfather, with occasional interruptions of the scenes in this frame story. A beautiful young woman named Buttercup lives on a farm in the fictional country of Florin.
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. In the framing story, a man begins to read from a book " The Princess Bride " to entertain his sick grandson. The story begins with the beautiful Buttercup who lives on a farm. Buttercup spends her days ordering around the farmhand, Wesley who responds only with "as you wish" despite Buttercup's unceasing rudeness. Eventually, Buttercup comes to develop feelings for Wesley after she understands that him saying "as you wish" is his way of telling her that he loves her. Though the two of them are now in love, Wesley leaves on a quest to seek his fortune with the promise that he will return and marry Buttercup.
Sign in. While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love. An elderly man reads the book "The Princess Bride" to his sick and thus currently bedridden adolescent grandson, the reading of the book which has been passed down within the family for generations. The grandson is sure he won't like the story, with a romance at its core, he preferring something with lots of action and "no kissing". But the grandson is powerless to stop his grandfather, whose feelings he doesn't want to hurt.
The Princess Bride begins with Fred Savage who is home sick from school when his grandfather, Peter Falk, stops by to read him a story about true love. Unimpressed, Fred agrees to his grandfather reading him the story anyhow.
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The story takes place in both the "present day" , where a grandfather reads S. Morgenstern's book, The Princess Bride , to his sick grandson in an effort to keep him company, and also within the book itself. The boy is reluctant to hear the story at first, having sacrificed his time playing video games to listen to it. Over the course of the film, however, he becomes increasingly enthralled with the tale. Morgenstern's story begins with the young and beautiful Buttercup , who spends her days ordering her farmhand, Wesley, to do her bidding. Wesley responds only with, "As you wish.