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The Princess Bride at Palace Electric Cinema

Barcham 11 September 2013 26

If you’ve ever seen the Princess Bride, I don’t need to sell you on going to see it at the movies. So instead watch this terrible trailer for it and get excited.

If you have not seen the Princess Bride, don’t watch the trailer. It reveals way too much, has terrible music, and it might turn you off seeing what is one of those classic “part of a complete childhood” fantasy movies that should be required viewing. Instead go buy a ticket, see it on the big screen, and be amazed at how it fills a hole in your life you never realised was there.

What other fantastic movies are required childhood viewing?

I’d totally chuck the Neverending Story, The Labyrinth, and the Dark Crystal on that list, anything else?

You killed my father...


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BimboGeek 12:29 am 12 Sep 13

If we’re getting into comedy, Mel Brooks is good for littlies with similar silly appearing in Kung Pow and oh how we loved Hercules Returns!!!

I was raised on Bladerunner and it’s hard to go wrong with any movie adapted from Dick, the twists and weirdness always come out one way or another. Maybe leave adult content like too much drugs in A Scanner Darkly or the three boobs lady of negotiable affection in Total Recall until an appropriate age.

Oddly, kids will eat up any cheesy sci fi and the cornier the better. A neighbour had the worst collection of B movies about radioactive giant ants and so on that we would cycle over to his house and borrow. We even loved Battlefield Earth and Starship Troopers which is of course an unbeatable combination of Heinlein and Ironside.

Did anyone else love Yellow Submarine as a child? “I’ve got a hole in my pocket!” Classic!

M0les 8:14 pm 11 Sep 13

Star Wars? (None of this “A new hope/Ep. IV” mumbo-jumbo)
Bladerunner? (Or is that just too over-exposed now?)
The Glitterball? (Possibly a bit “Niche”, that one)

M0les 8:06 pm 11 Sep 13

Stevian said :

Reprobate said :

Growing up without seeing Princess Bride? Inconceivable!

Never saw it. Don’t want to

Sorry – You’re wrong. No. No, no, no… Stop arguing.

…You just don’t yet know how much you need to have seen it!

DrKoresh 4:44 pm 11 Sep 13

poetix said :

Fantasia is a great film, and I loved Charlotte’s Web, although I could not get over the death of the spider, which got me into great trouble at the time. (Originals if there are remakes.)

When I saw Labyrinth, I thought of Pan’s Labyrinth, which is a wonderful film, but definitely not for children. The man behind me was crying by the end of that one, which is still comparatively rare in public. It’s a strange mix of fascism and fairies.

Labyrinth was a great 80’s movie starring David Bowie and some evil muppets, if that rings any bells. I remember watching it on VHS (damn, that takes me back) when I was a small-person in the mid-nineties.

DrKoresh 4:41 pm 11 Sep 13

Barcham said :

Stevian said :

Reprobate said :

Growing up without seeing Princess Bride? Inconceivable!

Never saw it. Don’t want to

Why not?

’cause Stevian’s not a stupid conformist like you, you stupid conformist.

poetix 4:24 pm 11 Sep 13

Fantasia is a great film, and I loved Charlotte’s Web, although I could not get over the death of the spider, which got me into great trouble at the time. (Originals if there are remakes.)

When I saw Labyrinth, I thought of Pan’s Labyrinth, which is a wonderful film, but definitely not for children. The man behind me was crying by the end of that one, which is still comparatively rare in public. It’s a strange mix of fascism and fairies.

dtc 3:49 pm 11 Sep 13

Just finished the book of the Princess Bride. Its quite similar to the movie (uses the same dialogue quite often, the screen play was also written by William Goldman, who wrote the book) but there are whole other sections, ‘first person’ commentary by the author, that are hilarious and not in the movie. Definitely worth a read. That said, one of the best book to movie transitions I have come across.

With kids myself, I can ‘confidently’ say that the great movies of childrenhood (ie ones I have made them watch from, mostly, the 1980s – after all, that is when all great entertainment was made – and which they like), other than the Princess Bride, are: Star Wars, Ghostbusters (big fav), Back to the Future, ET, Studio Ghibli films (most of them, some are for more elderly), Raiders of the Lost Ark (more violent than you may remember!), the original Willie Wonka and the Wizard of Oz. Plus the various recent animantion films from Pixar etc .

Films they are about to see: To Kill a Mockingbird, Young Frankenstein.

Films they will see in a year or two: Flying High and the Naked Gun

p1 2:05 pm 11 Sep 13

I saw The Princess Bride at Electric Shadows a few times, and would love to see it on the big screen again. Probably be at work this weekend though.

BimboGeek said :

….Existenz….

Saw this once. Had absolutely zero idea what the bark it was all about. Although, it is possible I was quite drunk at the time.

Martlark 2:00 pm 11 Sep 13

Movies that should only be seen on the BIG screen:

My Fair Lady
2001
Star Wars

caf 1:29 pm 11 Sep 13

Beetlejuice

Woody Mann-Caruso 1:24 pm 11 Sep 13

Labyrinth is on at Dendy on 14 October.

Barcham 1:20 pm 11 Sep 13

Stevian said :

Reprobate said :

Growing up without seeing Princess Bride? Inconceivable!

Never saw it. Don’t want to

Why not?

Stevian 12:58 pm 11 Sep 13

Reprobate said :

Growing up without seeing Princess Bride? Inconceivable!

Never saw it. Don’t want to

damien haas 12:26 pm 11 Sep 13

Inconceivable!

DrKoresh 12:07 pm 11 Sep 13

BelcoMan said :

DrKoresh said :

Where might this Palace Electric be located? 😮

Nishi, New Acton.

Did my sarcasm sensor miss this one?

No, I just didn’t know where it is. Thanks for answering 😀

BelcoMan 11:28 am 11 Sep 13

DrKoresh said :

Where might this Palace Electric be located? 😮

Nishi, New Acton.

Did my sarcasm sensor miss this one?

Barcham 11:23 am 11 Sep 13

HACK THE PLANET!

HiddenDragon 11:22 am 11 Sep 13

Great to see PB back again, and highly topical, too – “never get involved in a land war in Asia”.

DrKoresh 11:07 am 11 Sep 13

Where might this Palace Electric be located? 😮

Reprobate 11:05 am 11 Sep 13

Growing up without seeing Princess Bride? Inconceivable!

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