History Film / ThePrincessBride

4th Dec '17 3:18:24 AM Snicka
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* RoarBeforeBeating: Vizzini explicitly says that the Shrieking Eels "always grow louder when they're about to feed on human flesh".
18th Oct '17 5:32:35 AM Malady
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The movie uses a FramingDevice of a grandfather ([[Series/{{Columbo}} Peter Falk]]) telling the story to his sick grandson ([[Series/TheWonderYears Fred Savage]]) with the boy complaining about the story at various points. ([[GenreSavvy "They're kissing again."]])

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The movie uses a FramingDevice of a grandfather ([[Series/{{Columbo}} Peter Falk]]) telling reading the story to his sick grandson ([[Series/TheWonderYears Fred Savage]]) with the boy complaining about the story at various points. ([[GenreSavvy "They're kissing again."]])
17th Oct '17 2:51:03 PM QuinineGlow
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* FaceDeathWithDignity: After being disarmed at the end of the duel Inigo quietly falls to his knees in in front of the Man in Black and stoically requests to be killed quickly. Fortunately for Inigo the Man in Black holds artists in as high a regard as stained-glass windows.
12th Oct '17 11:40:55 AM Macsen
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-->'''The Man in Black:''' I would as soon destroy a stained glass window as an artist like yourself. However, since I can't have you following me either... ''[TapOnTheHead]''

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-->'''The Man in Black:''' I would as soon destroy a stained glass window as an artist like yourself. However, since I can't have you following me either... ''[TapOnTheHead]''''[TapOnTheHead]'' Please understand, [[WorthyOpponent I hold you in the highest respect]].
2nd Oct '17 4:23:35 PM ClintEastwood
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* MeaningfulName: Florin and Guilder, the names of the two warring countries, are both names of historic denominations of coins of Europe, thus they are clearly wealthy kingdoms.
25th Sep '17 6:34:08 AM Rytex
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* KansasCityShuffle: The Battle of Wits. There is poison in a chalice, and Vizzini is working to puzzle out which chalice is in. After a long while, he figures it must be in the goblet closest to him, so he pulls a PoisonedChaliceSwitcheroo, and once not distracted, they both drink. But he was wrong. ''Both'' goblets were poisoned, and the Man in Black had AcquiredPoisonImmunity. Amusingly enough, he did stumble across the answer a couple of times, but passed over it because he was so sure the poison was only in one goblet.
20th Sep '17 2:28:13 AM ClintEastwood
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* PlotHole: When Count Rugen first uses the machine on Westley, he moves the switch to "1", and we see a block of wood raise about an inch, and water trickle under it. If the block had been raised up all the way, the water would continue to trickle at the same rate, so setting it to 50, as the prince does later, would be no different. [[FanWank Though maybe the flow of water just turns the machine on and off and the "throttle" is controlled by some other unseen mechanism]].
1st Sep '17 2:04:31 PM SinDustries
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* ExtraDigits: Count Rugen has six fingers on his right hand. This is the only clue Inigo has to his identity; fortunately it's a very distinctive feature.

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* ExtraDigits: Count Rugen has six fingers on his right hand. This is the only clue Inigo has to his identity; fortunately fortunately, it's a very distinctive feature.[[RunningGag very]] [[MemeticMutation distinctive]] [[Series/{{Leverage}} feature]].
9th Aug '17 1:44:38 PM Rytex
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* BrickJoke: A subtle one. The Man in Black explains iocane powder to Vizzini, noting that it is odorless, tasteless, and dissolves instantly in water. Later on, Buttercup tries to intimidate the Man in Black by sharing Humperdinck's (rather exaggerated) hunting abilities. A few scenes after that, along comes Prince Humperdinck and party, who find the small tube that the Man in Black had kept the powder in, and by smelling an odorless tube, Prince Humperdinck instantly discerns it's iocane.
20th Jul '17 1:25:25 PM sabremeister
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* SparingTheAces: The Man in Black declines to kill his WorthyOpponent Inigo Montoya because Inigo is an extremely gifted swordsman who has made swordfighting his life's study in order to be able to one day avenge the man who [[YouKilledMyFather killed his father]]. In addition, Inigo had plenty of chances to easily kill the Man in Black, but chose not to, out of a sense of honor.

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* SparingTheAces: The Man in Black declines to kill his WorthyOpponent Inigo Montoya because Inigo is an extremely gifted swordsman who has made swordfighting his life's study in order to be able to one day avenge get revenge on the man who [[YouKilledMyFather killed his father]]. In addition, Inigo had plenty of chances to easily kill the Man in Black, but chose not to, out of a sense of honor.
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