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Published on August 6th, 2009 | by darraghdoyle


The Princess Bride Twitter night. August 13. 8pm. #asyouwish

When Damien asked me to keep the 13 free for “something”, I knew that it was probably going to be interesting. All would be revealed by post he said. And yes, yes it was. This arrived in the post this morning:

And it’s all to do with this:

If you’re interested, a few of us Twitter folk are having a Princess Bride Twitter evening on Thursday August 13th at 8pm. At 8pm on the button we all press play on the DVD in our drives and start watching while sharing the experience (i.e. comment loudly) on Twitter… It’s a fun shared experience. I was thinking the hashtag for the event could be: #asyouwish

Have you seen The Princess Bride? It’s a pretty amazing film from 1987.

Directed by Rob Reiner, it’s a fairy tale with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess and stars Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant, Fred Savage and Peter Falk.

There’s also Billy Crystal, Mel Smith, Carol Kane and Wallace Shawn. The Oscar nominated soundtrack is by Mark Knopfler.

There’s some fantastic quotes. You know them when you hear them.

Here’s the trailer:

Have you seen it? No? Well, Thursday August 13 is your chance. Deadly, a good reason to have a night in!

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23 Responses to The Princess Bride Twitter night. August 13. 8pm. #asyouwish

  1. Lottie says:

    Darragh Doyle – blogging at the speed of light. I can’t believe you moved faster than me on this one.

    Everyone should do it. We should pass a resolution or something. I can’t believe the amount of people on Twitter saying they have never seen it.

  2. Niall says:

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

  3. I LOVED this movie.
    My cousin and I used to laugh uproariously (as 9yr olds on fanta will) at the scene where they roll down the hill… while we watched it on rewind… strange children that we were!

    I would love to join in but I will have guests arriving that night damn them! 🙂

  4. the scene where they roll down the hill… while we watched it on rewind…

    This is something that I am going to do. Honestly. Great idea. 😀

  5. Emily Tully says:

    aaaaaasssss youuuuu wiiiiissshhhh!

    Love it!

  6. Christian says:

    Awesome stuff – sounds like seriously good fun.

    But remember….. “You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles. “

  7. Niamh says:

    Wooo! Hope to be able to watch this next week.
    Darragh don’t forget Mandy Patinkin (Agent Gideon in Criminal Minds), who plays good oul Inigo Montoya 😉

    Yay, what a fun idea 🙂

  8. MJ says:

    *Sales of Princes Bride shoot up on play.com*

    This is SUCH a lovely idea. Must purr-chase.

    I always felt sorry for the horse in the escape scene. I felt that a human dropping from a round tower window directly into the saddle would surely break its back! But no, tis a fairytale, such things just happen…

  9. Calum says:

    Excellent film, but sadly not one I have on DVD :/

  10. “Pretty Amazing”

    That’s not even half of it!

    “My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die.”

  11. I’m supporting this. Any help finding the six fingered man and just to see aged Billy Crystal again.

    And remember – There’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead.

  12. sneezymonica says:

    That sounds like great fun 🙂 One of my favourite films still – I have a copy of the DVD should anyone wish to borrow for the occasion 🙂

  13. Lottie says:

    Im a bit slow and flustered today and *just * realised that that’s a box set not a book. WANT!!!

  14. Rick says:

    Would you believe I’ve had the book for years (I love William Goldman) but never read it and never seen the film.

  15. Seriously Rick, you’ve never seen the film?

  16. @Rick, you’ve never seen The Princess Bride? Inconceivable!

    Myself and my sister used to act out scenes of this film when we were younger. Fire Swamp was my favourite.. kicking lumps into those ROUS’s, or, you know.. giant teddy bears. Whichever.

    “I am not left handed either” DUN-DU-DU-DU-DUN!!

    Awesome film.

  17. Adrian says:

    big William Goldman fan too. he wrote the novel and then the screenplay. what a hero.

    i shall be partaking too. Andre FTW

  18. The book is awesome, and confusing. When Stephen King started talking about visiting Florin I didn’t really know what to think.

  19. Fionn says:

    We’ll be showing the Princess Bride at Soundcheck in Spy too tonight – with couches, cocktails, and free popcorn too! http://bit.ly/MuYMU

  20. Allan says:

    That was so much fun.

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