"It's a product of a very, very confuse, twisted mind," jokes Rob Reiner when he's asked why it's so hard to peg him down as a filmmaker. When you hear the name Martin Scorsese associated with a film (whom Reiner worked with in last year's 'The Wolf of Wall Street'), there's a fairly clear picture of what the tone of that movie might be like. But, with Reiner, it's almost impossible. This is the man who directed 'This is Spinal Tap,' 'Stand By Me,' The Princess Bride,' 'When Harry Met Sally' and 'A Few Good Men' -- some of the most beloved films ever made that film's couldn't be more different.
The Princess Bride
Seems like most movies are becoming musicals and stage plays these days -- take, for instance, Tim Burton's 'Big Fish,' which recently prematurely ended its run. Hopefully things fare better for 'The Princess Bride,' as the comedy classic has recently been selected by Disney's Alan Horn to make the transition from screen to stage with a new musical. Who doesn't want to hear the song version of "Mawwiage, Mawwiage"?
'The Princess Bride' is known for many famous lines, perhaps the most famous of which is the classic, "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." It's quoted and repeated and even reprinted on t-shirts. But you might not want to wear your Inigo Montoya shirt on your next airplane flight lest you wind up like poor Wynand Mullins whose 'Princess Bride' t-shirt was deemed a security risk. Inconceivable!
Cary Elwes, the erstwhile Westley from 'The Princess Bride,' recently took questions from fans after a screening of the classic 1987 movie, revealing some inside facts about the filming of the beloved flick.