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Iroquois Amphitheater Monday Night Movies presents 'The Princess Bride' [Movies]
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Every person has movies that define their childhood. In my generation, The Goonies

is much lauded and holds a special place of nostalgia in many hearts. Not mine, though – my very religious parents didn't like the part with the statue of David when a, erm, piece breaks off, so I didn't see it until later. I fell in love with films like the

Star Wars

trilogy (although my parents made me skip the scene in

Return of the Jedi

where Princess Leia is in skimpy underwear) and

Raiders of the Lost Ark

(in which I was required to close my eyes during the face-melting scene). I liked my big-budget action films as a kid, but I also liked to laugh, and so the movie that holds the number one place in my heart in relation to my childhood is:

The Princess Bride

.

Naturally, young boy that I was, I wasn't eager to see any movie with such a girly title, just as young Fred Savage isn't so keen on the book his grandfather has brought to read to him while he is sick in bed. It is, after all, a love story first and foremost: the young lady Buttercup falls in love with the stable boy Westley, who leaves to make his fortune so he can marry her. Unfortunately, reports arrive that his ship was taken by the Dread Pirate Roberts – and Roberts never takes prisoners. Crushed, she agrees to marry Prince Humperdink, a war-hungry man who hires men to kidnap and kill her, a crime for which a neighboring country will be blamed. But then the kidnappers find themselves pursued by a mysterious man in black...

Adventure, hijinks, sword-fighting, and huge laughs abound in

The Princess Bride

, which plays tonight at the Iroquois Amphitheater for their Monday Night Movie Series. Admission is free and the show starts at 8:30.

Iroquois Amphitheater is located at 1080 Amphitheater Road in Iroquois Park.

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There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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