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The Princess Bride Andre the Giant: A Look Back

A touching behind-the-scenes look at the man behind the myth: Andre the Giant Roussimoff, in his iconic role as Fezzik, the lumbering behemoth with the heart of gold in Rob Reiner's The Princess Bride. Cast and crew members look back on their time on and off set with Andre.


Star Wars Meets the Princess Bride: The Chatty Duelists

A new twist on one of the best swordfights ever. I started this little project three years ago as a way of learning my effects software. After the first five shots or so I had figured out the software reasonably well, so I rarely touched it after that. I finally finished it and hope you like it.

The first few shots are a bit rough because I was just getting going, but the quality improves as I got better at what I was doing. I used Adobe After Effects with some cool plug-ins for the effects, Adobe Audition to re-work the soundtrack (extracting swords clanging and the like) and Premiere Pro to put it all together.

The final project consisted of three video layers and ten soundtracks. I downloaded the sound effects from various sources on the Internet.

The scene from "The Princess Bride" is called "The Chatty Duelists" on the DVD. It's my favorite swordfight, and one of my favorite scenes in a really great movie. If this video ever gets to any of the people responsible for making "The Princess Bride," thank you, and I hope you found it amusing.


The 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time

List of Movies Cited in the Above Video

000 - Roxanne, Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Gleaming the Cube, The Princess Bride, A Fish Called Wanda, Star Wars, The Wizard of Oz, Casino, Three Amigos, A Clockwork Orange

105 - Dolemite, Glengarry Glen Ross, Bad Santa, The Witches of Eastwick, The Big Lebowski, In Bruges, Full Metal Jacket, There Will Be Blood

205 - Toy Story, Casablanca, Encino Man, The Women, Predator, Army of Darkness, They Live, Uncle Buck, Big Trouble in Little China, New Jack City, Billy Madison

300 - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Departed, Carlitos Way, In the Loop, Glengarry Glen Ross, Stand By Me, Grosse Pointe Blank, Duck Soup, Caddyshack, Planes Trains & Automobiles

400 - South Park, Napoleon Dynamite, Mean Girls, The Breakfast Club, As Good as It Gets, The 6th Day, Step Brothers, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Full Metal Jacket, City Slickers, Road House, True Grit, Shot Circuit

500 - Raging Bull, The Usual Suspects, Snatch, Caddyshack, The Last Boy Scout, Ghostbusters, The Sandlot, As Good as It Gets

600 - 48 Hrs, In Bruges, Silver Streak, Glengarry Glen Ross, A Fish Called Wanda, Goodfellas, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, The Mist, Trading Places

700 - The Warriors, Point Break, Gangs of New York, Reservoir Dogs, The Breakfast Club, The Cowboys, Full Metal Jacket, Dodgeball, Donnie Darko, Scarface, The Good the Bad and the Ugly

800 - Anchorman, Tropic Thunder, Sexy Beast, In the Loop, Get Shorty, Blazing Saddles, The Way of the Gun, Blade: Trinity, Clerks, The Boondock Saints, The Exorcist, What About Bob?, Weird Science

900 - Con Air, True Romance, In the Loop, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Lake Placid, The Front, Gone with the Wind


Princess Bride: Perfect Breasts


A hilarious clip from the princess bride. Buttercup is about to stab herself when Westley says, "There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world, it would be a pity to damage yours."