The Princess Bride (William Goldman) – Adapted: Books to Movies

Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too… equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies.

This month they chose The Princess Bride, a 1973 novel by William Goldman that centers on the love of Westley and Buttercup that sparks a whole adventure in Florin.

It was adapted in 1987 by Rob Reiner starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Andre the Giant and others.

The book has a fascinating history that translates into the book as evidenced through some of its literary devices. Marisa and Phil dispel a lot of myths and give you the real story behind the book such as Goldman’s inspiration for writing it. They then focus on the adaptation and why it was made. Interestingly, Goldman himself write the screenplay so there’s lots to discuss there.

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