The Princess Bride Film Summary & Analysis

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Style and Cinematography

The whimsical style of The Princess Bride is mostly the work of director, Rob Reiner. Reiner creates a world where anything is possible. Suddenly, the idea that true love exists and that people can be "mostly dead" seems completely plausible. Giant shrieking eels, six-fingered murderers, and eccentric princes may seem to close to the truth for comfort, but Reiner's world makes the terrible things interesting and fun as well.

The Princess Bride is primarily a humorous movie. We laugh as we hear Vizzini's speech about the goblets. The priest's discussion of marriage is equally hilarious as is Billy Crystal's performance as Miracle Max. Although romance pervades the film, the humor makes the film appealing to people of all ages.

The strongest points of the entire film are the wonderful performances given by the actors and actresses. Cary Elwes gives a brilliant performance as the...

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