Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Alex's Wednesday Movie Quote and a few ideas

 Alex J. Cavanaugh is hosting a weekly Wednesday movie quote, and this week's theme/grouping is light fantasy.
I had a tough time choosing just one quote so I'm going to go with my favorite three, all from the same movie:

"Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

"Why are you smiling?"
"Because I know something you don't know. I am not left-handed."

"As you wish."

And it's hard for me to stop there. I love, love, love this particular movie, and can mostly quote it from beginning to end. The rhyming section on board the ship is tempting . . . but I'll stop now.

If you don't know this movie . . .well, you haven't lived yet. Really. It has one of the best choreographed sword fight scenes in a movie and they had a fencing master teach the actors. The only other movie I know with sword work that excellent is Pirates of the Caribbean. (the first one)

Long pause, while I think/daydream through various fight scenes from various movies . . .I feel an idea for a blogfest coming on, but there's no time now . . .maybe in late May? Would anyone be up for a Favorite Fight Scene Fest in late May? Or is that too violent? Or should I write a series of fight scene blog posts?

Have I mentioned I like sword fight scenes before this, and that a long time ago, in this galaxy, I used to fence foil and sabre?

So, do you know the movie? Are you taking part in Alex's ongoing quote fest? Do you like sword fight scenes? Do you fence?


A fun, upcoming blogfest that I couldn't resist adding into my February blog tour craziness:
Level Up Blogfest brought to you by Allison of Geek Banter and Jamie of Mithril Wisdom invites us to share our favorite games. Check it out! I'm so excited, I already wrote my post. 

27 comments:

Nickie said...

"Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!"

I love that movie, for all the reasons you mentioned plus the frame storytelling ("Is this a kissing book?").

L.G. Smith said...

Princess Bride is a classic. Most quotable movie ever. Also, my husband's last name is Montoya, so we have a lot of fun with that particular line from Inigo. :D

Tyrean Martinson said...

Nickie - I love the frame storytelling too. It's a great movie!

Tyrean Martinson said...

L.G. - it is the most quotable movie ever! And your husband's last name is Montoya? That hasto be fun! :D

T. Drecker said...

I don't know if there's any movie more fun to quote than Princess Bride. One of my favorite was 'Good work. Sleep well. I'll mostly likely kill you in the morning.' I have NO idea why.

E.J. Wesley said...

We love this movie in our house! We went to the coolest Valentine's event last year hosted by our local dine-in movie theater.

It was a PB quote along feast. They gave us little props to use when certain quotes came up in the film. (Like every time they say, "True love" we rang a little bell, and we had inflatable swords to brandish during the fight scenes!)

They also had their own branded wine made up (the "As You Wish Cabernet" was a hit), and themed food courses (the main dish was R.O.U.S. fillet lol).

It was truly special.

"Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line! hahahahahaha"

Tyrean Martinson said...

T. Drecker - I agree. I think Princess Bride is one of the most fun movies to quote, and I like that line too.

EJ - That sounds like an awesome Valentine's event! Very cool!

michelle said...

I'm hopeless when it comes to movie trivia, so I can't take part in any movie blogfests.
Sword fight scenes... the ones in the epic movies.
Fencing looks awesome... and very technical... am I correct?

Tyrean Martinson said...

Michelle - sorry to hear that - I thought my trivia was pretty easy this time. And fencing is awesome, and becomes technical the more you learn as you go.

Ella said...

I love what you shared! Wow, you are on point, lol ;D
I have to go watch it...okay, not now! Friday perhaps...I have always wanted to test my Zorro moves, lol

PB jams! Okay, that sounds odd, but it works on two levels :D
It is wacky Wednesday, for me~

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That movie is so quotable!
I'd do a favorite fight scene blogfest. Sign me up now. Third week in May would be good - then you can announce it during the Challenge, but it will fall just far enough after the Challenge but before Memorial Day weekend.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Ella - PB jams!!! Love wacky Wednesday!

Alex - it is! and that's an awesome idea for timing. I'll get to work on it right away!

Shannon Lawrence said...

I definitely didn't know you used to fence. Fun! I have a friend who has all of her 8 (yes, 8) kids go through fencing.

And of course I know Princess Bride! Was that rhetorical?

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

Tyrean Martinson said...

Shannon - 8 kids in fencing! Wow! That sounds like fun! And yes, it was rhetorical . . .or at least I hope so.

Trisha said...

This is one movie I revisit over and over. Great choice Tyrean :)

Allison said...

You already wrote your post?? I'm so impressed! Can I give points? Cause you get double points. Thanks for announcing it! I'm pretty excited myself :) I also love the Princess Bride. Are there rocks ahead?

Allison (Geek Banter)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Trisha - Glad you liked it. :-)

Allison - If they are, we'll all be dead. :-) And yes, I already wrote it . . .not sure it's any good, but it's written.

Joy said...

I remember seeing Princess Bride in the theater. Awesome!

Medeia Sharif said...

I love The Princess Bride. I lost count of how many times I've watched it.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

"Have you ever considered piracy? You'd make a great Dread Pirate Roberts."

I'd participate in that blogfest.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Joy - it's a great movie!

Medeia - Glad I'm not the only one!

L. Diane - Great quote! And Thanks!

Tara Tyler said...

would love to see this as a musical!
such a beloved movie, princess bride!
could say every line.

as you wish!

Al Diaz said...

I enjoyed Princess Bride very much. I find difficult to quote anything because I use to watch them subtitled and not pay much attention to English dialogues, but I guess I'll have to change that soon.

Leovi said...

To tell you the truth, I know the movie.

Liz Fichera said...

I think I know but I'm not sure...

These movie quotes are fun!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Tara - it would be really fun as a musical

Al - I think I would tough to quote from subtitles

Leovi - good!

LIz - Yes, they are!

Christine Rains said...

I'm signed up for the Level Up! Blogfest. And I did know the movie. :)