The Totally Geeky Guide to the Princess Bride

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Do you know the Three Terrors of the Fire Swamp? Have you fallen victim to one of the Classic Blunders? If you'd love to surrender to the Dread Pirate Westley, then you need this geeky deconstruction of the cult-favorite movie 'The Princess Bride,' by popular and respected film critic and geek-watcher MaryAnn Johanson. In her breezy analysis, Johanson explores why this delightful film -- full of fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, and miracles -- has endeared itself ...

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Overview

Do you know the Three Terrors of the Fire Swamp? Have you fallen victim to one of the Classic Blunders? If you'd love to surrender to the Dread Pirate Westley, then you need this geeky deconstruction of the cult-favorite movie 'The Princess Bride,' by popular and respected film critic and geek-watcher MaryAnn Johanson. In her breezy analysis, Johanson explores why this delightful film -- full of fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, and miracles -- has endeared itself to millions of moviegoers. From its unusual structure to its archetypal characters, its wonderful quotability to its outrageous humor, Johanson delves into the surprising depth and profound wisdom to be found in this wildly entertaining adventure/fantasy/romance/comedy. MaryAnn Johanson has been called "one of online's finest" film critics by Variety. Her pop culture thinkery appears at FlickFilosopher.com, which Time magazine has praised for its "snarky, well-informed commentary."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847287397
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 8/28/2006
  • Pages: 92
  • Sales rank: 590,974
  • Product dimensions: 0.22 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

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  • Posted August 16, 2009

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    Funny, Funny book!!

    This is a fun and light-hearted (essay style) beakdown of the movie. With quips from the movie that the author believes we can all use on a daily basis. I'm inclined to agree with her. Try walking up to one of your friends (who has also seen the movie 100 times) and saying: "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father. Prepare to die." Or better yet, a co-worker (or boss) said she just did something wrong, or didn't like something you did ( again ), say: "Get used to disappoinment."

    I said that to my sister recently at a family gathering, shortly after she read this book that I gave to her for her birthday. We laughed like kids! It was my sister that turned me into a fan of both the movie and the corrosponding book. We now use these "Bride-isms" as an inside joke to each other.


    I took my time reading this book, and enjoyed every second of it! My sister thought it was "absolutely hilarous!"

    If you are a "Bride" fan, and knows someone else who is also a fan...this book will make a great gift.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Hi

    Am I the only person in the world who is addicted to the book, the movie, and this guide?Apparently not!!"!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Great book luv it

    I think that the book will be better than the moovie. I have no clue because i never read the book but i have sall the moovie like 89 times

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2014

    Is the book a good one?......... please respond

    I have the movie but do not have the book. Is the book a good one? If so,please respond. ~Alyssa

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