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  • March 31, 2013 | tomjupiter
    on SuA Picturehouse Trailers Just who am I Top 5 films of 2013 Top 5 films of 2012 Top 5 films of 2011 Home 2013 March 31 Daily Archives March 31 2013 Princess Bride Review This entry was posted in Film Reviews P Princess Bride on March 31 2013 by Tom 25 years since The Princess Bride first graced our screens Inconceivable Well actually it s true This month marks

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  • Inconceivable! Princess Bride Fun Facts | tomjupiter
    his surprise as Reiner was leaving one of Gotti s henchmen looked him in the eye and said You killed my father Prepare to Die before going on to say that he loved the movie Rob Reiner left the set during Billy Crystal s scenes because he would laugh so hard that he would be overcome with nausea Furthermore Mandy Patinkin claims that the only injury he sustained during filming was a bruised rib due to stifling his laughter during these scenes Max and Valerie played by Billy Crystal and Carol Kane respectively are named after author William Goldman s parents Max and Valerie Despite his character Fezzik s near superhuman strength André the Giant had recently undergone back surgery which prevented him from lifting anything heavy Robin Wright had to be attached to wires in the scene where Princess Buttercup jumps from the castle window into Fezzik s arms because he couldn t support her himself André the Giant had trouble walking up a hill on which they shot a scene so he rented a small four wheeler to help him Having a go behind the wheel Cary Elwes went over a rock which got caught between his foot and the pedal breaking his toe The shoot could not be delayed so in the film you can see him limping away when he s running into the swamp When the weather was particularly cold André the Giant would place his giant hand over Robin Wright s head covering it entirely and keeping her warm As André the Giant could not read he had all of his lines recorded so that he could memorise them When filming the scene in which Count Rugen hits Westley over the head with the hilt of his sword Cary Elwes told Christopher Guest to hit him for real Guest hit him so hard that the production was shut down for a day while Elwes went to the hospital Most of the movie was filmed on location in the UK The castle used for the film was Haddon Hall a fortified country house built by William the Conquerer in 1086 for his illegitimate son The tapestries in the interiors are original dating to the late medieval and renaissance periods A diminutive actor who portrayed one of the giant rats was arrested for speeding during production He had to be bailed out of jail by the filmmakers so that his scene could be filmed Mel Smith has never watched his performance as The Albino due to the painful experience involved in filming the role He was required to wear coloured contact lenses and unknown to Smith and the costume department he was allergic to the lens solution Smith has been reluctant to relive the painful memory Cary Elwes and Mandy Patinkin performed all of their own sword fighting after many hours of training According to Rob Reiner the only stunt performed by Patinkin s stunt double was one flip during the Chatty Duelists scene Although both

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  • March 28, 2013 | tomjupiter
    s on SuA Picturehouse Trailers Just who am I Top 5 films of 2013 Top 5 films of 2012 Top 5 films of 2011 Home 2013 March 28 Daily Archives March 28 2013 Inconceivable Princess Bride Fun Facts This entry was posted in Princess Bride on March 28 2013 by Tom The birth of the novel on which the film is based can be partially credited to author William Goldman

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  • Guest Post: The Princess Bride | tomjupiter
    much as it did mine Falk s kindly grandfather starting to read the story to Fred Wonder Years Ward actually pulls you into the idea of magic Falk had one of the loveliest voices and he could have read anything to me and I would have been happy So you re lulled into suspending disbelief long before castles and princesses and wizards appear Yes Robin Wright has a luminous quality and great sparkle and Chris Sarandon is such a good bad guy And Cary Elwes never had such a romantic and dreamy role The mixing of so many film standard ideas actually creates a brand new feeling and genre You would have to be a hard hearted giant in a distant and long ago kingdom not to go a little weak at THAT kiss Rob Reiner may have majored in schmaltzy family feel good for most of his career but he pulls together every strand of positive warmth and beauty in his director s bag of tricks to make this really work Every time I see it I notice something different and original The first few times I didn t even notice how great Wallace Shawn and Mel Smith are in this I have now seen it 11 times And I look forward to the 12th viewing By about my 4th time I appreciated Peter Cook s clergyman much more And I really wished that Mandy Patinkin had had more of these Inigo roles because he s just so good And the fabulous and funny Carol Kane And Billy Crystal And the utterly individual Christopher Guest There is more talent and love in this movie than there is in most stories put together Adrian Biddle did the blissful cinematography and Mark Knopfler s music is superb even if you hate

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  • March 27, 2013 | tomjupiter
    on SuA Picturehouse Trailers Just who am I Top 5 films of 2013 Top 5 films of 2012 Top 5 films of 2011 Home 2013 March 27 Daily Archives March 27 2013 Guest Post The Princess Bride This entry was posted in Princess Bride on March 27 2013 by Tom So much of this film is a joy because of the initial set up You probably know Peter Falk as

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  • Princess Bride 25th Anniversary celebrations | tomjupiter
    up with it and have enjoyed watching it regularly since childhood The writing is so superb that it not only stands up to repeated viewings but actually gets better with age Now and I appreciate this will be a shock to many the film is 25 years old Inconceivable The film is getting a timely release on Blu ray and to celebrate TomJupiter will be dedicating several posts reviews and

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  • March 26, 2013 | tomjupiter
    What s on SuA Picturehouse Trailers Just who am I Top 5 films of 2013 Top 5 films of 2012 Top 5 films of 2011 Home 2013 March 26 Daily Archives March 26 2013 Princess Bride 25th Anniversary celebrations This entry was posted in Princess Bride on March 26 2013 by Tom The Princess Bride is one of the all time great family films I grew up with it and

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  • Event: Shadow Makers at Greenwich (13/8/12) | tomjupiter
    Home Geek Fun Event Shadow Makers at Greenwich 13 8 12 Event Shadow Makers at Greenwich 13 8 12 This entry was posted in Geek Fun What s on on August 13 2012 by Tom Just a quick heads up for a great film tonight with a sci fi twist Shadow Makers is a 1989 film which dramatises the events leading up to and including the creation and detonation of the world s first atomic bomb in New Mexico Written by Bruce Robinson WITHNAIL AND I and starring Paul Newman Dwight Schultz and John Cussack SHADOW MAKERS is a fascinating insight into the Manhattan Project Following the film the astronomers from the Royal Observatory Greenwich will take you through the science fact of what often seems like science fiction How much of the film is true to life What is the power output of a typical fission bomb Can we harness nuclear power safely Find out after the screening Join the debate on Twitter at GreenwichSciFi and keep an eye out for future SCIENCE FICTION screenings Playing at Greenwich Picturehouse at 6 30 Booking info About Tom Manager at Stratford upon Avon Picturehouse film lover writer View all posts by

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