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Screenings: The Princess Bride (1987)

October 15th, 2017 · No Comments


This movie, by now, has become review-proof. Everyone has seen it, everyone seems to love it, it is funny and romantic and endlessly quotable. So, watching it with a group of people becomes an enjoyable group experience every time. Today’s “group experience” was at a Fathom Events/TCM screening. Unlike past TCM events that I’ve been to (and I’ve been to several) where the attendance was spotty (screenings of ON THE WATERFRONT and THE MALTESE FALCON drew less than ten people), this show nearly packed the house – it was easily triple the size of the crowd I watched BLADE RUNNER 2049 with during its opening week). The audience was extremely attentive during the intro and outro with TCM host Ben Mankiewicz interviewing director Rob Reiner, and practically every line uttered from the screen was accompanied by an echo from one or more members of the “group” (usually one of the most annoying of movie crowd interactions, but not today). Props to the ever-evolving TCM crew for continuing these nationwide events and for their creative programming.


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