History YMMV / ThePrincessBride

20th Apr '17 11:34:26 AM Anddrix
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** The [[SeaMonster Shrieking Eels]] from the film. They were [[ThreateningShark sharks]] only mentioned in passing [[AdaptationSpeciesChange in the book]], but in the film we get to see and [[HellIsThatNoise hear them]]. To make matters worse, we [[NothingIsScarier hear them more than we see them]]. And according to Vizzini, their shrieks "always grow louder when they're about to feed on human flesh".

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** The [[SeaMonster Shrieking Eels]] from the film. They were [[ThreateningShark sharks]] only mentioned in passing [[AdaptationSpeciesChange in the book]], but in the film we get to see and [[HellIsThatNoise hear them]].them. To make matters worse, we [[NothingIsScarier hear them more than we see them]]. And according to Vizzini, their shrieks "always grow louder when they're about to feed on human flesh".
14th Apr '17 5:06:15 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Many who can quote the movie from end-to-end don't even realize there ''is'' a book. In the introduction to more recent printings of the book, William Goldman says flat-out that if you are picking it up for the first time, it's probably because you've seen the film.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: Many who can quote the movie from end-to-end don't even realize there ''is'' a book. In the introduction to more recent printings of the book, William Goldman Creator/WilliamGoldman says flat-out that if you are picking it up for the first time, it's probably because you've seen the film.



* OneSceneWonder: Billy Crystal and Carol Kane in the Miracle Max scene; Peter Cook's impressive clergyman; Mel Smith's Albino; Margery Mason's Ancient Booer.

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* OneSceneWonder: OneSceneWonder:
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Billy Crystal and Carol Kane in the Miracle Max scene; Peter Cook's scene.
** Creator/PeterCook's
impressive clergyman; clergyman.
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Mel Smith's Albino; Albino.
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Margery Mason's Ancient Booer.
11th Apr '17 5:21:15 PM themisterfree
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* GirlShowGhetto: This was part of the reason why the movie didn't do well on its first release. Marketers had no idea how to promote an absurdist swashbuckling adventure with a "girly" title and romantic arc and simply gave up and didn't release any promotional materials. Later, to compensate for the feminine-sounding title, some [=DVDs=] have a cover that puts the Dread Pirate Roberts in the front and center and emphasizes action in the synopsis, basically the exact same way the Grandfather talks it up to his grandson. On the other hand, some [=DVDs=] have Buttercup with a crown on the cover, with a very pink box, playing this trope perfectly straight.

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* GirlShowGhetto: This was part of the reason why the movie didn't do well on its first release. Marketers The marketing department at Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox had no idea how to promote an absurdist swashbuckling adventure with a "girly" title and romantic arc and simply gave up and didn't release any promotional materials. Later, to compensate for the feminine-sounding title, some [=DVDs=] have a cover that puts the Dread Pirate Roberts in the front and center and emphasizes action in the synopsis, basically the exact same way the Grandfather talks it up to his grandson. On the other hand, some [=DVDs=] have Buttercup with a crown on the cover, with a very pink box, playing this trope perfectly straight.
26th Mar '17 8:18:58 AM Josef5678
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** The Dread Pirate Roberts/[[ItWasHisSled Westley]] fights Fezzik, and claims that masks are "terribly comfortable. I suspect everyone will be wearing them in the future." Fast forward to 2017, and [[Film/IronMan he]] [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger could]] [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk well]] [[Film/Thor be]] [[Film/TheAvengers2012 right]].

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** The Dread Pirate Roberts/[[ItWasHisSled Westley]] fights Fezzik, and claims that masks are "terribly comfortable. I suspect everyone will be wearing them in the future." Fast forward to 2017, and [[Film/IronMan he]] [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger could]] [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk well]] [[Film/Thor [[Film/{{Thor}} be]] [[Film/TheAvengers2012 right]].
26th Mar '17 7:56:21 AM CommanderBLAARGH
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** The Dread Pirate Roberts/[[ItWasHisSled Westley]] fights Fezzik, and claims that masks are "terribly comfortable. I suspect everyone will be wearing them in the future." Fast forward to 2017, and what is the [[Franchise/Marvel Cinematic Universe hottest property in Hollywood right now?]]

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** The Dread Pirate Roberts/[[ItWasHisSled Westley]] fights Fezzik, and claims that masks are "terribly comfortable. I suspect everyone will be wearing them in the future." Fast forward to 2017, and what is the [[Franchise/Marvel Cinematic Universe hottest property in Hollywood right now?]][[Film/IronMan he]] [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger could]] [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk well]] [[Film/Thor be]] [[Film/TheAvengers2012 right]].
26th Mar '17 7:49:35 AM CommanderBLAARGH
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** The Dread Pirate Roberts/[[ItWasHisSled Westley]] fights Fezzik, and claims that masks are "terribly comfortable. I suspect everyone will be wearing them in the future." Fast forward to 2017, and what is the [[Franchise/Marvel Cinematic Universe hottest property in Hollywood right now?]]
1st Mar '17 5:20:39 PM bombadil211
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* GirlShowGhetto: To compensate for the feminine-sounding title, some [=DVDs=] have a cover that puts the Dread Pirate Roberts in the front and center and emphasizes action in the synopsis, basically the exact same way the Grandfather talks it up to his grandson. On the other hand, some [=DVDs=] have Buttercup with a crown on the cover, with a very pink box, playing this trope perfectly straight.

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* GirlShowGhetto: To This was part of the reason why the movie didn't do well on its first release. Marketers had no idea how to promote an absurdist swashbuckling adventure with a "girly" title and romantic arc and simply gave up and didn't release any promotional materials. Later, to compensate for the feminine-sounding title, some [=DVDs=] have a cover that puts the Dread Pirate Roberts in the front and center and emphasizes action in the synopsis, basically the exact same way the Grandfather talks it up to his grandson. On the other hand, some [=DVDs=] have Buttercup with a crown on the cover, with a very pink box, playing this trope perfectly straight.
13th Jan '17 1:16:02 PM Give1Take2
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* CaptainObviousReveal: The Dread Pirate Roberts as Westley. Buttercup even tells him that Westley had "eyes like the sea after a storm." ''The camera zooms on "Roberts" sea-blue eyes as she's saying it.''



* FountainOfMemes: Besides giving us "YouKeepUsingThatWord", inigo gave us the most trope-heavy statement ever: "JustForFun/{{Hello}}. MyNameIsInigoMontoya. YouKilledMyFather. PrepareToDie." It's also become something of a rite of passage for young geeks and nerds to see the film, so very geek-heavy cultures tend to know all the best lines from the work. It's gotten to the point where some [=LARP=] groups have a rule against making quotes from the work, because once one person starts, everyone quotes it.

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* FountainOfMemes: Besides giving us "YouKeepUsingThatWord", inigo Inigo gave us the most trope-heavy statement ever: "JustForFun/{{Hello}}. MyNameIsInigoMontoya. YouKilledMyFather. PrepareToDie." It's also become something of a rite of passage for young geeks and nerds to see the film, so very geek-heavy cultures tend to know all the best lines from the work. It's gotten to the point where some [=LARP=] groups have a rule against making quotes from the work, because once one person starts, everyone quotes it.


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* InformedWrongness: Buttercup getting engaged to Humperdink, even though a) it was five years after she believed Westley was dead, b) Westley didn't bother to let her know he was alive or give her a reason to wait for him, c) her fiance was the crowned prince of Florin and could have her imprisoned or executed for saying no (which he does threaten to do in the book).


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* MisaimedFandom:
** Many viewers take the "True Love" aspect of Westley's and Buttercup's relationship seriously, not seeming to realize it's a PARODY of classic "WorldsMostBeautifulWoman + {{Swashbuckler}} hero" romances, given how appearance-based their love is [[note]]Westley only ever lists Buttercup's "beauty and faithfulness" as his reason for liking her, and Buttercup calls him "poor and perfect, with eyes like the sea after a storm"[[/note]], and how little they have in common or get along when they aren't pining over each other from a distance.
** A number of real-live couples model their wedding after Buttercup and Humperdink's royal wedding with the priest with the speech impediment, even though, you know... she's been coerced to marry the BigBad, who [[spoiler:intends to strangle her right after the ceremony]].
10th Jan '17 4:40:07 PM Josef5678
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* HilariousInHindsight: In the 1973 book, gamers will appreciate Goldman deciding to skip over the [[{{Padding}} long and repetitive]] FetchQuest Inigo and Fezzik undertake [[DisappointingLastLevel late in the book]] to procure the ingredients for Max's miracle pill. In fact, this is just one of many things that was [[KayFabe abridged]] that sounds an awful lot like FakeLongevity in an [=RPG=] game specifically, as opposed to just general story-telling {{Padding}}.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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In the 1973 book, gamers will appreciate Goldman deciding to skip over the [[{{Padding}} long and repetitive]] FetchQuest Inigo and Fezzik undertake [[DisappointingLastLevel late in the book]] to procure the ingredients for Max's miracle pill. In fact, this is just one of many things that was [[KayFabe abridged]] that sounds an awful lot like FakeLongevity in an [=RPG=] game specifically, as opposed to just general story-telling {{Padding}}.
10th Jan '17 2:51:34 PM RichardX1
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** Creator/ChristopherGuest plays Count Rugen, whose fingers [[Film/ThisIsSpinalTap go to eleven]].
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