Monday, November 1, 2010

As You Wish

 

This week, to kick off our yearlong partnership with the Rosenbach Museum & Library, researching, reading, and writing fairy tales of our own, we will watch the film The Princess Bride (1987) based on the novel of the same name by William Goldman.  

The Princess Bride has something for everyone: sword fights, murder, a six-fingered man, the fire swamp, the cliffs of insanity, the pit of despair, and of course, true love.  For this week's blog commentary, I'd like you to respond to the following questions about the movie.  Remember to spell check and proofread your comments before posting!

What are your reactions to the movie?  Did you enjoy it?  Why/why not?

Who was your favorite character?

What was your favorite scene?

What connections can you make between our discussion about common elements of fairy tales and the film?

Hello.  My name is Inigo Montoya.  You killed my father.  Prepare to die.

Happy blogging!

52 comments:

  1. Dear,Tr.lacey
    i enjoyed the movie i loved it because it was nice and different from other fairy tales i liked it alot and i think it was great

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  2. I love this move!!! because it is filed with action adventure, and TRUE LOVE. I like Fazzini, Inigo Montoya,and the Grandpa. I really enjoy all the fight scenes.

    P.S. It is hard to pic a favorite.

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  3. My reactions to the movie were that I said "oh yeah I remember this I saw it ith my cousin." I enjoyed because it was action-packed and I never got to see the rest with my cousin so this time I finished it. My favorite character was Fezzik. My favorite scene was when Fezzik knocked all those people out. It had all the necesities of a fairy tale.

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  4. dear tr lancy,
    my reactions to the movie was that i was amaz by the whole thing . i enjoy the movie so much i think i want to see it tomrrow at your class and at the beging of advisory so ofcourse i enjoyed the movie. my favorit charictores was westly, inigo montoyay, fezzik,and the six fingered man becaouse he had six fingers. i only have one secen in te movie that was my favorit and that was the secen inigo montoya was fighting the six fingerd man becaouse it flet like that fight or should i say that sowrd fight was the most serioude fight of all the fights.the only thing i can connect about the movie and the fary tale elements was that it was i good fary tale.

    MY NAME IS INIGO MONTOYA YOU KILLED MY FATHER PREOARE TO DIE.


    YOUR STUDENT SIED ALI-YOUNG

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  5. I love this movie!!! because it is filed with action, adventure, and TRUE LOVE. My favorite characters are Fizzini, Inigo, and the Grandpa. I really like the action scenes and when they "storm the castle." This connects with the elements of fairy tails and adds some comedy.

    P.S. choosing favorites it hard.

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  6. My reaction to the movie is that I really enjoyed it. Because it explains how you have to go through obstacles to get to your true love. My favorite character is Inigo Montoya because he lived up to his fathers legacy, and beat the 6-fingered man. I enjoyed when Westley beat all 3 of the bad guys: Inigo Montoya,Vizzini,Fezzik. This particlar movie has all different kinds of genres put together.

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  7. Tahira,

    I totall agree with your comment that this movie is a blend of different genres. Did you spot any familiar fairy tales that were parodied in "The Princess Bride"? The sword fights remind me of the movie "Robin Hood."

    - Tr. Lacey

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  8. I loved the movie! My favorite character's Inigo. I liked the part when the priest was talking...haha he talked kind of funny... I saw alot of the connections we made in class the other day (death, love, evil person, etc.)

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  9. Oh I understand the picture now! It's the grandpa reading to his grandson on the bed.

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  10. My reaction to the movie was suprising, i loves it because it has alot of action and i don't know what would happen next. My favorite character is Indigo. i love when Indigo says "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." this movie haas action. comedy, a villan, and love story. adventure, death ..(ect)

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  11. Dear tr lacey some reactoins i had to princess in the bride is how westly risked his life to save his true love buttercup.My favorite charcter is westly .My favorite scene is when buttercup and her fair miadan and her freinds ride off in to the sunset on four horses and westly and buttercup share five passinate kisses.some connections is how the whole storie had castles and knights and kigs in queens .Thats why i loved the story princess and the bride

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  12. My reactions to the movie were like wow I didn't know it would be so good. I loved the movie so much because its like a combination of genres. My favorite character was Inigo Montoya. My favorite scene was when Inigo Montoya said Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to Die.

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  13. Dear Tr. Lacey,
    I liked the movie, because it was funny, and exciting. I also like fantasy so...yeah. I didn't have a favorite character but my favorite scene was when Inigo Montoya avenged his father. Also, some common elements in the story was, it had a protaganist,and antaginist, setting, main character, and a happy ending.

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  14. Dear Tr.Lacey,
    I loved this movie. This movie was really enjoyable. This movie had a funny twist to it. I tought you would see more of the fairy tales in it but I still loved it. My favorite characters were Fezzik and Westley. With Fezzik he was really funny because the way he would smash peoples heads and the way he talked. With Westley I liked him because he was the hero but he really belived in true love. he didn't give up on Buttercup no matter what.He was also so brave he did tricks and flips with out falling. My favorite scene was when Buttercup pushed Westley down the hill because she tought he was the bad guy but when he said "as you wish" ,while falling down she relised it was him and , then fell down afther him. Also when Buttercups dress cought on fire from the fire swap. The connections are that it had a villon and a love story.

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  15. DONTAE said
    I think the movie meant meant nothing better than TRUE LOVE with the relation Westley and buttercup have.

    I really like the movie because it had action adventure and TRUE LOVE my favorte my favorte people are buttercup because she pushed Westley down the hill . Inigo because he said my name is Inigo prepare to die I like like fazzi and westley because they joined forces to save buttercup.
    I think it is like a fairy tale because there is a prince and a girl but it is not in cartoon

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  16. I liked the movie “The Princess Bride”. What I liked mostly about the movie was the fencing, since I am a fencer myself. My favorite part of the movie was when the Pope was talking and his voice sounded so funny. My favorite line from the movie was “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” It sounded cool and brave.

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  17. I love that scene between Buttercup and Westley too, Sydne! The image of Buttercup diving down after Westley who is shouting "as...you...wish" is unforgettable.

    I also appreciate the scenes between the grandfather and the grandson. It's easy to get wrapped up in Westley and Buttercup's story and forget that "The Princess Bride" actually begins as a tale read aloud by a grandfather to his, initially reluctant, grandson. Just like us (the movie viewers), the grandson doesn't know what to expect at first, but he is slowly won over by this entertaining tale (despite all of the kissing parts).

    I read recently that Albert Einstein once said, "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want your children to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Do you think that reading fairy tales to children makes them more intelligent? Is it important for parents to read stories like "The Princess Bride" to their children? Do you have a favorite fairy tale that your parents read to you when you were young?

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  18. i liked the movie. It was a movie that keaped me intrestaed the whole time. My favorite character was Vizzini. I think he was funny. He thought he was all that but really Westley out "poisoned" him.My favorite scene was the duel between the six fingered man and Inigo montoya. The common connections are the prince a villain, death romance royalty. And the most important part that it was in dead a fary tale.

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  19. i liked the movie because it was very funny but at the same time was kinda stupid.vizzini he was the best character in the movie(the kid from the movie it was very rude,if i was the abuelito i will slap the beep out of him)my favavorite part of the movie was when montoya killed the 6 man fingered

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  20. I really LOVED this movie. My favorite character was Indigo Montoya because he set himslef to acomplish what he started off to do for 20 years. My favorite part was when 1)Indigo killed the 6 fingered guy ... 2) when Westley rolled down the hill saying "As You Wish " then butercup went after him . This movie talked a lot about true love and i think that, that is the most common thing that fairytales have.

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  21. Dear Tr. Lacey

    When i saw this movie me reactions were very surprising, whenever something happend i rewally mad no reaction but thats just how i am when it comes to movies. I really loved the movie becuase i love the idea of love so when Westly came back for Buttercup it was sooooo adorable. My favorite character was Westly becuase no matter what happend some way he always came back for her... he never gave up and i think that he really wanted his true love forever.My favorite scene was when they went into the pit of dispare and Westly was a hero. A connection i can make is that there was a prince and a villian and a hero. I really enjoyed the movie!!!
    love Nyla webb

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  22. My reactions to the movie was wow.My favorite character was Inigo Montoya.My favorite part was when Inigo Montoya''Hello.My name is Inigo Montoya.You killed my father.Prepare to die''.

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  23. Dear Tr.Lacy,
    I really enjoyed the movie it was action packed my favorite charecter was Inigo Montoya because he was determend to avenge his fathers death.I liked the part when the 6 fingered man was caught it was thrilling to see.This movie made a lot of connections to fairy tales wit a hero and the danzel in deshress it was great!

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  24. i think the princess bride is a comedy and romantic movie my favorirte character is westley because he tried really hard to try to save butter cup so he is brave and thats my opion about the princess bride

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  25. dear tr.lacey,
    my reactions to the movie is that it was a comdey and pretty romantic too.I enjoy this movie because it was heart felt and warming.my favorite characters in the movie is westly i like him because he is brave to save his true love.my favorite parts in the movie is when ingo montoya had found who killed his father and then killed the 6 fingered-man.the connections that i can make with others fariy tales is that it had a lot of romance and alot of comdey.also what other fariy tales have in common is that it has a prince and a princess,it also has an siddkick and an evilvillin too.

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  26. Dear Tr.Lacey,
    My reactoins to the movie was that I really liked it.I enjoyed it and I thought I wouldnt because of thr title. I enjoyed because of the action and the sword fight. My favorite character was Westly because he was brave and a little funny. Also my favorite scene was when Princess Buttercup and Westly ran away crazy in love. The connections between the movie and a fairy tale is the mysticalness, the hero , and there was a main character.
    From,
    Devonne Miller =-)!

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  27. my name is kadija sierra koitaNovember 4, 2010 at 5:37 AM

    Dear Tr. Lhasey,
    My reaction to the movie was shocking because I thought it was going to be a family movie about a family and somebody getting married. I didn`t like the movie because I don`t like fantasy and adventure that much. My favoritye character is westley because he re4ally was saving buttercup when she was`nt doing anything to help him.My favorite scene is when westley got attacked by the pig.the connections I can m,ake is with the setting and place and the kind of characters that take place in the movie. siceraly, kadija koita

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  28. Dear Tr. Lacey.

    I realy enjoyed the movie I thought it was very nice.At first I thought it was going to be boring because its really not my type of movie.I loved all the funny jokes and conversatioins they had...My favorite character was Westly.My Favorite scene was when Westly came from the Miracle Max And he couldn't keep his head or body in place ,and Fezzik had to keep moving his head so he could talk to Inigo Montoya.Some connections that I can make is that Princess Bride was a romance, violence, there were villans, and it ended where they happily ever after.

    Sincerely,
    Givonna

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  29. Dear Tr. Lacey
    My reaction to the to the movie was surprised because i didn't expect to like the movie as much as i did. My favorite charter was Inigo Montoya. He was my favorite charter because he fought for his father and he made it his destiny to get revenge for his father on the six-fingered man. My favorite sense it when Vizzini and Westley fought in the "poison duel" and Vizzini died. I liked that scene because it was very funny. The connections i can make between the elements of fairy tales and the movie were they both are fantasy fiction,have a happy ending, have a villain and last but not least they both have love! I really enjoyed "The Princess Bride". Thanks for listening.

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  30. Dear Tr.Lacey
    My reaction to the movie was surprising because I thought Westley was really dead and like once you’re dead your dead… Well in real life but after that happened I thought the movie was going to end horribly. My favorite seen was when Inigo Montoya killed the six-fingered man because he needed that revenge and not only for him but for his father. Inigo was also my favorite character but not only that I really enjoyed watching THE PRINCESESS BRIDE and I hope to see it again.

    Sincerely.
    Jonae

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  31. My reaction to the movie was good. I enjoyed it very much. I enjoyed how its a sense of new adventure and how you never know whats going to happen next. I like how the movie has people with bravery and loyalty. Also how they will never give up. My favorite character is Vizzini because he is funny and knocks people out. My favorite scene is the wedding where Westly, Vizzini and Inigo save the princess. I can make the connection that the movie wasn't real and how it was a happy ending. The movie was awesome.

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  32. My reflection to the movie was good.I enjoyed the movie because of what the movie was about. Like how the boys grandfother satrted off reading him a story.And in the begging the boy didn't want to even hear about the story and then in the end he really liked it.My favorite chareter in the movie was westiy because he was so brave and loyal to everone.My favorite sene in the movie was when westly and vizzini were having an amazing fight about who was better than the other.I hope to see the movie again.the movie was great.

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  33. I really enjoyed the movie because westly always siad as you wish when he was a servent of buttercup. my reaction to the movie was wow because I saw it before and didnt know that that was the movie we were going to watch. my favorite character was westly because he learned how to fight and he took care of his wife in the pit of fire. my favorit scene was when at the end fezzik got hte horses and when princess buttercup jumped it seemed to go really slow and when the men jumed it was fast.I really cant make connections because nothing in the story really related to me

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  34. Dear TrLacey
    I love the movie because it was different from all the fariy tales i read about it was so so so so sweet,romance.
    My faviorte charaters was Inigo Montoya,Westley,Buttercup because i thought they was all brave and sweet
    My faviorte scene was when Buttercup push Westley down the hill and when he yell out "as you wish" and she fall down the hill too.
    And my other faviorte scene is when Ingio Montoya,Fezzik help Westley and came back to safe Buttercup for marrying that evil Price Humperdink and Westley could finlly have his TRUE LOVE.

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  35. I liked the movie because it was action packed and full of adventure. I like adventure. My favorite character is fezzik the giant because he did most of the action. He knocked at least 10 people out, in the movie. My favorite scene is when vizzini and westley were doing a drinking to the death battle and vizzini kept complecating it. Then he died and Wesley told the princess that he made himself immune to the poisan. The connections I made with the film and discusion about elements is that the movie had true love, fighting and happilly ever after. Those are all of my connections.

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  36. I like this movie because this is fairy tale, but it's not cartoon. My favorite character is Westley,because he's nice, never give up, and faithful about "TRUE LOVE". And my favorite scene is when Inigo didn't give up when six-fingered man throw the knife to his stomach and the blood everywhere. Inigo survive to kill six-fingered man because he killed his father, and finally he did it "kill six-fingered man".

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  37. My reaction to the movie is that I thought it would be something like a cartoon.I did enjoy the movie because it was like an adventure and I like adventures and I also liked the way it was mysterious.My favorite character in the movie was Fezzik.My favorite scene in the movie was when Westley and Vizzini were trying to find out which cup had the poison in it.

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  38. Tony said...
    I thought that the movie was ok.
    Their was nothig in it to keep me intrested at all.It felt like a 80's kids movie.
    And i don't like fairy tales and I thought it was corny.
    mMy faverite character was Viizzini By Billy crestal.
    I do not like any scenses in the movie.
    it had a connection with the sleeping beauty.

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  39. My reaction to the movie was to start laughing, cry and bite my finger nails.
    I really enjoyed it. I already watched it and I love to watch certain things over again. It is fun to watch the same movie over again with different people to see what their reactions are. I think that my favorite character is Miracle Max or his wife Valerie. I liked them because they act just how you think an old married couple should act: nagging each other and then working together to get something done. My favorite scene would be when Prince Humperdink and Buttercup get married. I liked that scene because the pope looked like he would talk normally but then he had a lisp and it sounded like a stuffed nose! Some connections that i made was that they lived happily ever after. Another connection is that there is romance, action, comedy and more and i liked how they could put all of those fairy tales elements together in one movie and book. Usually a fairy tale has only one of those elements.

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  40. Dear Tr. Lacey I really liked the movie because it was filled with lots of action and some parts were funny. Also my favorite part was when Inigo Montoya nad Westley were talking while they were having a sword fight.
    BRYANT

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  41. I really liked the movie, because it had an action-filled storyline, and the true love throughout the whole thing made it all worth watching. My favorite character definitely had to be Inigo Montoya, because I think he was one of the funniest and the bravest. I also like his famous line: "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die..." My favorite scene was the ending scene, when Fezzik, Inigo Montoya, and Westley have to fight to get into the castle. I also like the part when Buttercup pushes Westley down the hill, and he yells: "As you wish!" when he's rolling down. I think the movie contained a few common fairy tale elements, including: true love, a "Prince Charming," and a happily ever after.

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  42. Gabe said....

    The movie was AAWWESSOOMMEE. At first i didn't think i was going to like it because, it didn't seem like my kind of movie I would be interested in. My favorite character was Fezzick. He's a really cool, funny, nice guy ( it seemed like it at least...)
    My favorite part was when the guy who was talking at the wedding.. Pronouncing them man and wife. It was really funny.
    Some connections i could make is... villain, hero, death ( played a BIG part in the movie).

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  43. I was surprised about what i saw in the movie.
    I enjoyed it very much.It was a lot of action and love. My favorite character was Inigo Montoya. My favorite scene was when the old lady came out of the crowd and and started to "boo" Buttercup.
    We named some of the characteristics of fairy tales. Some of the ones we names where in the movie.

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  44. Dear Tr. Lacey,
    My reactions to the movie was very outstanding.I really liked the movie because it had DANGER,PROBLEMS,& Love!My favorite characters are,Inigo Montoya & Westley.I Really Liked the scene where Westley & Buttercup was in the Fire Swamp & Westley had to fight the animals to PROTECT Buttercup & when Inigo founded The Six-fingered man & KILLED HIM!!!!!

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  45. Dear Tr. Lacey

    My reaction to the Princess Bride is that it was a romantic and heartwarming movie.
    My favorite charcters were Wesly and Buttercup because they never stopped loving each other even when Buttercup thought Wesly was gone.
    My favorite scene was when the grandfather was telling the story to his grandson and he was not interested but at the end he started to LOVE IT and also when the grandfather said AS YOU WISH.
    Some of the charistics were the names, violence, happy endings,and two people in love.

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  46. Dear Tr. Lacey

    I really enjoyed the Pricness bride. I enjoyed it because it had alot of action and suspense. Also, it always kept you on the edge of your seat. My favorite characters were Westley and Inigo Montoya because they were both heros and stood by each other. My favorite scene was when Inigo and Westley had a sword battle & when Vizzini had drank the poison. He just kept laughing then jus COLLAPSED! One connection I can make is that fairytales always have happy endings, it have fictional characters & more fictiional elements and characteristics. This movie had all these qualities.

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  47. My reaction to the movie was i thought i saw that movie before. The movie was ok b/c im not into those type of movies im into violent movies and lots of drama.My favorite character was Inigo montoya b/c he killed the 6 fingered man.My favorite scene was when Inigo killed the 6 man.1 connection i can make is i like to b the one to b the hero like westly

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  48. Dear Tr. Lacey, My reactions to "The Princess Bride" were good. I liked that in the end Inigo Montoya got his revenge on the six fingered man. I also liked when everything was over and they all rode away on little white horses. I did feal sorry for the horse that Fizzik was riding though. My favorite character was Inigo Montoya. Even thogh he was working for Vizzini at first he found his way over to the good side. My favorite scene was the sword fight between Indigo Montoya and Westley. I also liked the scene where Westley outsmarted Vizzini. That was funny. Thank you for showing us this movie, I really enjoyed it. From, Aaliyah

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  49. i was suprised.yes i liked it becuase it was an action and emotional movie.my favorite character was inigo montoya.i liked the part when inigo montoya had killed sex finger man whitch also killed his father

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  50. My reaction to the movie was suprising b/c I didn't know there would be people fighting almost all the time.What I enjoyed was when Wesley & Buttercup were in the fire swamp b/c I like when the big rat attacked them.I like Inigo b/c he was trying to avenge his father when he died by the hands of the six fingered man.My favorite scene is wwhen Inigo killed the six fingered & when the rat came out.A connection of what we talk about is that we know that it is a fantasy & it helps your imagination.

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  51. My reaction to the movie was good i really enjoyed watching it again. Wants a few minutes went by i knew the movie i just didn't know what is was called. I enjoyed the movie because it was a fairy tale and had sword fights. My favorite character is Fezzick because he was a giant, was strong, and also helped to fight the six fingered man army. And was also like a sidekick to Westley. My favorite scene was the one when she pushed Westley down the hill and wished he would die and Westley said as you wished and that's when she realized it was him. A connection that I can make is when we talk about the elements of a fairy tale they always have a happy ever after, animals, a villian, and a moral to the story. Thanks for showing us the movie i really enjoyed it.
    From, Kayla

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  52. my reaction to the movie was good because i like it.yes i enjoyed it was funny in some parts.my favorite character is intogomontoya and i also like when buttercup pushed the black night down the hill was wanted him to die and the he said something that Westley would say and then she new it was him and she fill down to

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