Publisher : Simon and Schuster Category : Biography & Autobiography ISBN : 9781476764023 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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In a 25th anniversary, behind-the-scenes account of the making of the cult-classic film, the lead actor shares never-before-told stories and exclusive photographs as well as interviews with Robin Wright, Billy Crystal and more. 100,000 first printing.
Publisher : North Point Press Category : Philosophy ISBN : 9780865478381 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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An engagingly contemporary approach to Buddhism—through the lens of an iconic film and its memorable characters Humorous yet spiritually rigorous in the tradition of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and The Tao of Pooh, drawing from pop culture and from personal experience, The Dharma of “The Princess Bride” teaches us how to understand and navigate our most important personal relationships from a twenty-first-century Buddhist perspective. Friendship. Romance. Family. These are the three areas Ethan Nichtern delves into, taking as departure points the indelible characters from Rob Reiner’s perennially popular film—Westley, Fezzik, Vizzini, Count Rugen, Princess Buttercup, and others—as he also draws lessons from his own life and his work as a meditation teacher. Nichtern devotes the first section of the book to exploring the dynamics of friendship. Why do people become friends? What can we learn from the sufferings of Inigo Montoya and Fezzik? Next, he leads us through all the phases of illusion and disillusion we encounter in our romantic pursuits, providing a healthy dose of lightheartedness along the way by sharing his own Princess Buttercup List and the vicissitudes of his dating life as he ponders how we idealize and objectify romantic love. Finally, Nichtern draws upon the demands of his own family history and the film’s character the Grandson to explore the dynamics of “the last frontier of awakening,” a reference to his teacher Chogyam Trungpa’s claim that it’s possible to be enlightened everywhere except around your family. With The Dharma of “The Princess Bride” in hand, we can set out on the path to contemporary Buddhist enlightenment with the most important relationships in our lives.
Publisher : Open Court Category : Philosophy ISBN : 9780812699166 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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The Princess Bride is the 1987 satirical adventure movie that had to wait for the Internet and DVDs to become the most quoted of all cult classics. The Princess Bride and Philosophy is for all those who have wondered about the true meaning of “Inconceivable!,” why the name “Roberts” uniquely inspires fear, and whether it’s truly a miracle to restore life to someone who is dead, but not necessarily completely dead. The Princess Bride is filled with people trying to persuade each other of various things, and invites us to examine the best methods of persuasion. It’s filled with promises, some kept and some broken, and cries out for philosophical analysis of what makes a promise and why promises should be kept. It’s filled with beliefs which go beyond the evidence, and philosophy can help us to decide when such beliefs can be justified. It’s filled with political violence, both by and against the recognized government, and therefore raises all the issues of political philosophy. Westley, Buttercup, Prince Humperdinck, Inigo Montoya, the giant Fezzik, and the Sicilian Vizzini keep on re-appearing in these pages, as examples of philosophical ideas. Is it right for Montoya to kill the six-fingered man, even though there is no money in the revenge business? What’s the best way to deceive someone who knows you’re trying to deceive him? Are good manners a kind of moral virtue? Could the actions of the masked man in black truly be inconceivable even though real? What does ethics have to say about Miracle Max’s pricing policy? How many shades of meaning can be conveyed by “As You Wish”?
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand Category : Fiction ISBN : 9780345439741 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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Acclaimed for such Academy Award—winning screenplays as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and such thrillers as Marathon Man, not to mention the bestselling classic The Princess Bride, William Goldman stands as one of the most beloved writers in America. But long before these triumphs, he caused a sensation with his brilliant first novel, a powerful story of reckless youth that was hailed as a worthy rival to The Catcher in the Rye. THE TEMPLE OF GOLD Ray Trevitt is coming of age in the American midwest of the late 1950s. Handsome, restless, eager to live life and to find his place in the world, Ray hurtles headlong through a young man’s rite of passage–searching for answers and somewhere to belong. What he discovers is that within friendships and love affairs, army tours and married life, victory and tragedy, lie the experiences that will shape his destiny, scar his soul, and ultimately teach him profound lessons he never expected.
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc Category : Performing Arts ISBN : 9781312099890 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
You know how to avoid the Three Terrors of the Fire Swamp. You would never fall victim to one of the Classic Blunders. You’d love to surrender to the Dread Pirate Westley. Cult-favorite flick ‘The Princess Bride’ is funny, romantic, and one of the most quotable movies ever made... and this breezy deconstruction explores why this delightful film -- full of fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, and miracles -- has endeared itself to millions of moviegoers. From its unusual structure to its archetypal characters to its outrageous humor, discover the surprising depth and profound wisdom to be found in this wildly entertaining adventure/fantasy/romance/comedy. From popular and respected film critic and geek-watcher MaryAnn Johanson of FlickFilosopher.com.
Publisher : Running Press Miniature Editions Category : ISBN : 0762474408 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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Celebrate your favorite swordsman from The Princess Bride with the Inigo Montoya Talking Bust, an officially licensed collectible figurine featuring iconic quotes from the beloved film. OFFICIALLY LICENSED: This Inigo Montoya bust is officially licensed with the celebrated film The Princess Bride. ONE-OF-A-KIND INIGO MONTOYA COLLECTIBLE: This unique, full-color, molded likeness of Inigo Montoya is mounted on a handsome base, emblazoned with his name, and plays some of the character's most iconic lines. FEATURES SOUND CLIPS FROM THE FILM: The molded figurine plays 7 classic lines at the push of a button, including phrases like: Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. And more! INCLUDES BONUS BOOK: An accompanying 32-page mini book features a behind-the-scenes history of the making of The Princess Bride, alongside still images from the film. PERFECT GIFT: This beautifully packaged figurine is an ideal gift for any fan of The Princess Bride and Inigo Montoya's cutting remarks.
Publisher : RP Studio Category : ISBN : 0762474386 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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Add a bit of "as you wish" to your home with an officially licensed, deluxe poster set featuring the iconic characters and quotable lines of The Princess Bride. This officially licensed, deluxe poster book features 12 unique 8 X 10" removable art prints celebrating the beloved film. Fans will find images of treasured characters paired with their favorite lines, including: Inigo Montoya and "You keep using that word." Westley and "As you wish." Vizzini and "Inconceivable!" And more! Ready for framing or washi-taping to your walls, these posters offer fans of the cult-classic the perfect way to show off their love of Princess Buttercup, the Dread Pirate Roberts, and the kingdom of Florin.
Publisher : KT Grant Category : Fiction ISBN : 9780463812457 Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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Daisy de Fleurre, an exiled princess from a faraway land, longs for true love. She almost experienced that at the tender age of eighteen, when she and her servant Chelsey engaged in a smoldering love affair one brief summer before they were separated forever. Eight years later, Daisy is engaged to a man who wants to offer her the world. But she still longs for the woman she has never forgotten. The dastardly lady pirate C.W. Dread, lives for revenge against Lord Humphrey, the evil man who murdered her family. She lays plans to kidnap Humphrey’s fiancée, hold her for ransom, and introduce her to the delights of the flesh. Then her revenge will be complete! But Dread is in for a shock when her prisoner is a ghost from her past who she once adored deep down to her very core. Lord Humphrey will stop at nothing to destroy Chelsey, and possess Daisy for his own nefarious means. Unaware of what awaits them on the open seas, the two former lovers realize their passion, although once forbidden, is as intense and turbulent as the ocean Chelsey calls home. (Previously published in 2010, and revised and re-edited)