Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Favorite Fictional Character (4)

Favorite Fictional Character
Thanks to the creative mind of Ryan at Wordsmithonia who started this on Wednesdays.

I am going to mix in the love of a wonderful movie with my Favorite Character today. Yes, this movie being The Princess Bride.

At the beginning of this movie I didn't care to much for the girl, Buttercup, though she did grow on me as the movie went. However I, like many girls, fell in love with Westley (although he is not my Favorite Character today). He was a caring, loving farm boy who truely loves Buttercup. Buttercup knows as well that Westley is her lifes one true love.

Buttercup is kidnapped by a small gang of men. This small crew seems unlikely. The tiny man at the bottom is the "leader" of the pack and he feels he is the genious. Then you have Inigo Montoya, this is one of my Favorite Characters this week. He is the one whose father was killed by a man with six fingers on one hand, and is looking to get revenge on this man. To me he is very determined and thinks things through well. He has it all planned out what he is going to say when he meets this man, Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die. And he is very calm while he says it. His personality is always very helpful and caring while always looking. Then we have the loving giant at the top of the picture. Even though he is big he is gentle. Have to love him, and the way he says My Lady to Buttercup.

Now, these are my Favorite Characters today! I love this old crazy couple, Valerie and Miracle Max. This couple is played by Carol Kane and Billy Crystal, and maybe there styles are part of the love I have for these two characters. They do not have a lot of scenes in the movie, actually it is just one scene. But I loved the whole thing from calling her the crazy old woman to using the air blower to push air into Westleys' lungs and the hilarious arguement between the two about if Westley said true love or not. I loved the crazy bickering between these two, but you could tell they were perfect for each other, and the love was there.


  1. Great choice, great characters!

    Have you read the book? It's really good.

  2. No, is there really a book? I am going to have to get it. I just loved the whole mystery, magic, and love in this movie. The book would have to be better!

    Thanks! (I will be stopping by your blog tonight. I can't visit blogs here at work, they go crazy on me~so I do my comments in the evening at home.)

  3. Fantastic post this week Melissa. Westely is definetly worth liking.

  4. Oh, yes. There's a book. And it's pretty funny. If you like the movie, you'll probably love the book.

    I've got an award for you! You can pick it up here.

  5. Ryan, other than he was a pirate and easy on the eyes, I loved his line, As you wish. I think that is what sold me on him.

    La Coccinelle, I will be over to pick up the award! Thank you.

  6. My favorite fiction character is.... oh.... wait - I cant say! I have to do this since I think my Wednesday feature just ended today. :)

    Stay tuned...LOL

    Love yours - great pic!

  7. I have always loved this movie. I had a major crush on Cary Elwes (Westley) when it first came out. Him and Inigo Montoya were probably my favorites in this movie.

    I have the book too, but have not read it. I've heard mixed feelings about it...some say the movie is better, others the book. I guess we'll have to see!

    Great post Mel!

  8. Hi, just visiting from La Coccinelle's site where I too received an award - they are such a nice way to introduce other bloggers, don't you think?

    Anyway I've enjoyed visiting.

  9. Sheila, I am going to keep an eye out for your FFC. I can't wait to see who it is.

    Michelle, yes, I had a crush on Cary as well. He was so good at the good guy being the bad pirate. Loved the whole character. I am going to have to get the book as well. I am curious now on if it is as good as the movie or not.

    Petty Witter, Great to have you visiting. I do the same thing with the awards, I try to stop by and check out the sites worth awards of sites I love to visit. They could very well be a site I want to visit regularly. I have awards to give out myself, (I am behind) but when I do that I visit the sites that gave them to me and the additional winners as well. I am hoping to get to these this weekend. Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you many more times!

  10. Thanks for visiting me at Pen And Paper. I shall certainly be visiting again and hope to see you over at my place.

  11. I have another award for you kiddo!

  12. Oh this is a great character I loved this movie! Sooo Funny!

    P.S. I will offically be back online in a few days and will reply to your email

    All the best, Mel!

  13. Oh I loved this movie. I haven't seen it in ages but I know it pops up on cable sometimes. I need to see it again

  14. I love this movie whole family does. We quote lines from it to each other..LOL!

  15. Hey Froggy! Glad to see ya. We love this movie as well. Great family night movie.


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