Topic: The Princess Bride

By S. Morgenstern, chapter one.

Teague here.

It's fair to say that this is one of those "lovey dovey" Down in Front episodes, and who's to blame you? We're all comfortable with this movie like we're comfortable with your mother, and I personally am so comfortable with this movie that I took it upon myself to get hammered and mix myself improperly. Sorry folks, neither of those things will happen again.

As Trey is quick to point out, this episode reveals our allegiance to the "fifth" Down in Fronter, William Goldman, who's myriad musings on the craft of storytelling brought all of us independently to where we are now (on a podcast, thanks, Goldman), and with good reason. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of any of his books - I prefer Which Lie Did I Tell?, but take your pick - and learn something from the source for once, instead of coming to this god damned website and hearing us screw up what we learned from him.

Or just watch the movie. Or read the book. Failing these things, listen to our commentary for The Princess Bride.

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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Good work and fun, altho certainly a love-fest that is a bit light on analysis of why the film works until very close to the end. No one should fault you, Teague, for loving this movie.

Re: Fifth-DIFer William Goldman. Does this mean we can expect Down in Front to tackle "Magic" and "Memoirs of an Invisible Man"?

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Actually, if we were really going to tackle Goldman's body of work, I'd nominate The Ghost and the Darkness and Year of The Comet, because his insider tales of making both are fascinating and should be shared.   

Assuming he isn't willing to come over and tell the stories himself, that is...

Both movies (and many more) are discussed in Which Lie Did I Tell? if you want a heads-up.  Well worth a read.

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Since SURROUND-O-VISION didn't catch on, and I had work to avoid doing today, I present The Princess Bride, restored to normal stereo.

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I love this guy.

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/9/2011/10/pbensembleew.jpg

http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/im … mbleew.jpg

Thread resurrection, I just saw that this was taken in one of those magazine retrospectives, and thought it had to be shared.

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That is awesome.

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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I read that article and in Billy Crystal's interview he said that there should be a Facebook movement for a Max and Valerie movie. Best part, as he says it, they will not need as much make up for their parts.

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Holy shit. I swear I heard angels fucking* upon seeing that picture.


*turns out they're filthy bitches them angels.

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The photo of Andre made me smile.

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That mag spread is all kinds of awesome! Mandy is rocking that beard big_smile Also, I love the ROUS at the table full of food. And the photo of Andre is a sweet touch. Is that Peter Falk in the other photo behind Cary?

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Jimmy B wrote:

Is that Peter Falk in the other photo behind Cary?

Looks like Gene Roddenberry to me.

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Paul Rudd to star in remake of The Princess Bride.

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No no no no no. No. No.

Minor confusion.

No remake. Move along.

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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Shockingly, FamilyVideo.com turns out to not be an example of reputable journalism, when it comes to fact-checking.

This story includes some rather important details that FamilyVideo missed...

EDIT:  Heh, not surprisingly Teague and I were in a dead heat to instantly crush THAT rumor.  smile

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I do not believe that story means what I thought it means. Which is fine by me.  Sorry about any kerfuffle caused.

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fcw wrote:

I do not believe that story means what I thought it means.

The fault lies with FamilyVideo.com, who clearly do not know how to read a press release.

That being said, I wish I'd known about the reading.  I absolutely would have gone to see it.

EDIT: Oh goddamitsomuch, they did Shampoo just last night.

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Just knocked this one over. Teague's normally the one eager to wrap things up, but, goddamn, they had to practically wrestle the microphone out of his hands. I could see the cane advancing from the curtains.

And just like that...

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Due to a recent reference to it, I listened to this episode again, and I have to say; Slightly drunk Teague is the best brand of Teague.

He's at the 'Mitchell and Webb' level of drunkenness where you think you can do anything, but are still sober enough to actually do it.

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I'm the Sir Digby Chicken Caesar of DIF.

Teague Chrystie

I have a tendency to fix your typos.

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I was actually referring to this:

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Seth_Brower wrote:

http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/9/2011/10/pbensembleew.jpg

http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/im … mbleew.jpg

Thread resurrection, I just saw that this was taken in one of those magazine retrospectives, and thought it had to be shared.


Just saw this. My god, Cary Elwes looks like he hasn't aged a day.

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Yesterday at the Supreme Court...

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So much win.

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Is there a problem with the MP3 for this? Because I tried to listen to it and it kept skipping and was impossible to listen to sad

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