The Princess Bride is one of the most beloved films of all time. It was an epic tale of adventure, true love, revenge, pirates, rodents of unusual size, and so much more! What’s not to love? The Princess Bride also featured a winning combination of humor, imagination, and heart. Maybe it’s that combination that has won the film its indisputable cult status.
So, do you still feel a tingle when you hear the words “inconceivable” or “as you wish?” Do you still think of the archbishop’s speech of “mawwage” at every wedding? If so, draw your swords, brush up on your rhymes, and look for the local miracle man in your neighborhood, because we have 30 Princess Bride facts just for you!
1. The Princess Bride Was Originally A Book Written For The Author’s Daughters
William Goldman wrote The book The Princess Bride in 1973. By 1973, Goldman was already an acknowledged, critically acclaimed writer. But his material was mature and quite dark. He wanted to write something for his girls, who were seven and four years old at the time.
One night, he asked them what they wanted the story to be about. According to an interview Goldman gave to Entertainment Weekly: “One of them said ‘a princess’ and the other one said ‘a bride.’ And Goldman said, ‘That’ll be the title.'”