Thursday, January 27, 2011

You seem a decent fellow.

most everyone loves The Princess Bride (1987), including me, for many reasons.  it's excellently cast, great music and loads of truly clever humor.

it also has one of the best sword fights ever filmed.  according to director Rob Reiner all the swordplay is done by the actors themselves, Cary Elwes and Mandy Patinkin.  that is impressive in and of itself, but it's also a well staged and shot fight.

this got me to thinking about other sword fights in movies.  I can think of a few other great ones, but does anyone else have some ideas?

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