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posts on 5/15/2006 6:48:44 PM
Goldman seems to be into bodily appearances. His wife Helen is smart, but no Buttercup (and think, who is the most famous Helen). He's upset because his son is fat. Buttercup is the most beautiful woman in the world. Westley is handsome (with eyes like the sea before a storm and great teeth). Vizzini and the Count are deformed. Inigo is physically scarred. Goldman says his favorite character is Fezzik (physique). And we all know what 'to the pain' means.
posts on 5/14/2006 4:20:20 PM
I never knew until recently that The Princess Bride was a book. For my 30th birthday a few months ago I receieved the 30th anniversary edition. That was the best present ever!
posts on 5/13/2006 11:17:43 PM
He did what any good storyteller should be able to do: separate himself from the narrarator and give that character his own voice. Goldman doesn't even have a son, only two girls (who are the source for the inspiration of the book). Anyway, I did here they were putting it on broadway (with Goldman's help) and Buttercup's Baby is coming out in 2009.
posts on 5/8/2006 3:29:05 PM
can anyone write out what the character interview (at the end of the book) said about buttercup? I need the part where she talks about true love for an essay, I borrowed the book and had already returned it befor my teacher gave us the assignment for an essay, and what is written in the character interview would be a perfect quote for my essay so if somebody could get back to me asap it would be GREATLY appreciated!
posts on 5/7/2006 7:40:47 PM
i grew up with this movie and absolutely adore it. i only recently discovered the book, and even though goldman is now a genius in my eyes for fooling us all so well - i feel so cheated!i mean, i nearly cried wen i discovered it was all a lie.i guess its another of his lessons.ya know in the 1998 version he goes on alot about how life is unfair?u got that right.i think serious action is now needed and we all protest until he finishes the sequel..he cant be that much of a bastard right???;o)
posts on 5/2/2006 6:46:55 PM
Here here, Zelfar! What a fantastic work of fiction that is able to take us all in so completely. I wish I could come up with something this good myself.
posts on 4/22/2006 2:26:20 PM
Does Buttercup's Baby actually exist? And is there an unabridged Princess Bride?
posts on 4/17/2006 3:11:18 PM
so ok i understand for the most part about goldman and using a fake name and all that jazz but what i want to know is if there is "buttercups baby" like not even a new rendition of it, just the orginial and does anyone know where i can get it?!?
Zelfer posts on 4/2/2006 8:24:26 AM
After countless minutes researching all that I could, I've found that William Goldman has dome what most writers do. He took a real-time issue (Money) and turned it into a grand story. Honestly, After seeing alot of the reviews of the book, and the movie, the conclusion is this: It is an ACTUAL fiction book - all that pertains to it. All the names, places, settings (Except the Fencing Maneuvers), and finally Morgenstern himself. It would be almost unbelievable if Goldman had told you that he wrote it all, and this is the outcome. No, instead, he used his ingenuinity, and had us believe for a little while, that everything was in fact, real. A True fiction novel. And For the comparison from "A Princess Bride" to "Money" ? :
Throughout the book, claming he is but a humble abridger, Goldman gives authoring credit to the fictional historian Simon Morgenstern. Nonetheless why does he use the name Simon Morgenstern? Goldman liked puns. It is obvious that an "S" looks remarkably like a "$". But Simon could be a pun on the word simoleon, a slang term for dollar. Further more, Oskar Morgenstern was an economist and professor at Princeton who, with John von Neumann, co-wrote The Theory of Games and Economic Behavior, the leading theory of economic systems when the Princess Bride was written. This abridgment of S. Morgenstern historical account is truly Goldman relating the story of international economics. Though normally a dull subject, with his "good parts" version, it is told in such a way that makes anyone want to listen.
There are so many comparisons in this book, as such, just as "The Lord Of The Rings" compares to religion.
Don'y be mad world, deal with it, remark at how brilliantly executed this was, and move on.
Joshua posts on 3/31/2006 7:38:32 PM
Doesn't it seem like we're all way too concerned over this? i will admit that it was gnawing at my mind. it just made me angry that i went through that(in my opinion) piece of drudgery just because mr. Goldman has a twisted creative mind. i am just a little upset that there is no S. Morgenstern.
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