Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Prepare To Die!

Jenny MatlockThere's this blog that has fun memes I like to participate in and for the last few weeks I've been joining in the fun of 'Rainbow Summer School.'

Red was easy, Orange not too hard, Green--just fine, Blue worked well for me... then we hit Indigo.

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Indigo!?

I have spent the last week trying to find something around my neighborhood that was almost blue and almost purple.

Then I came up with THE BEST twist on this week's meme!

Inigo.

Half of you just smiled and the other half stared blankly, I just know it.

That would be Montoya, Inigo Montoya. Wizard Swordsman and bested only once--by the Man in Black.

heh heh heh

In the book, and subsequent film, The Princess Bride--both by William Goldman, Inigo Montoya delivers (in my most humble opinion) one of the best lines ever written:

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

He says it about twenty times.
The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure"Inigo began the track-down. He had it all carefully prepared in his mind. He would find the six-fingered man. He would go up to him. He would say simply, "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die," and then, oh then, the duel.

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Inigo had only one problem: he could not find the enemy."
I grew up watching this movie, but didn't read the book until I was married. I love the book. I'd recommend it to anyone needing a good, fun read.
"This is a special book..."

"Does it got any sports in it?"

"Are you kidding!? Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles."

"Doesn't sound to bad, I'll try and stay awake."
And yet, since this is The Literary Soundtrack and I just have to have a song to go with each book I started digging around on YouTube to see if anyone had any ideas. I found some interesting combinations:

Inigo Montoya/ Eye of the Tiger:
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive

So many times, it happens too fast
You change your passion for glory
Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive
Westley & Buttercup/Right Here Waiting (my favorite combo):
Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Whatever it takes
Or how my heart breaks
I will be right here waiting for you

I took for granted, all the times
That I though would last somehow
I hear the laughter, I taste the tears
But I can't get near you now
Westley & Buttercup/Love Story:
I got tired of waiting,
Wondering if you were ever coming around.
My faith in you was fading,
When I met you on the outskirts of town.

And I said,
"Romeo, save me, I've been feeling so alone.
I keep waiting for you, but you never come.
Is this in my head,
I don't know what to think,"
Now you're probably wondering--
"[Am I] trying to trick [you]? . . . Is this a kissing book?"
And all I can say is:
"Wait, just wait."
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Books: The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Music: The Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
           Love Story by Taylor Swift
           Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx

15 comments:

Jolene Perry said...

I was right with you "Inigo."
LOVE that movie.

"Anyone want a peanut??"

Francisca said...

The Chinese say, where there is a will there is a way. You found it for INIGO! :-D

sarahreadstoomuch said...

I had NO IDEA that this was a book! How foolish of me! Adding it to my "want" list now. Thank you!

Sarah

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

One of my all time favorite movies and all time favorite songs (Right Here Waiting for You).

Great indigo post...

Shelley said...

Maybe because my life is writing,but that little picture of the keys of a typewriter luminous with color--I love that!

Sue said...

We LOVE Princess Bride at my house.

=D

jfb57 said...

Clever to miss out the 'D'! Well done!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love Princess Bride, but had forgotten this character.

PERMANENT POSIES said...

My kids grew up watching this movie. Robin Wright Penn was so beautiful. And we still quote the preacher....Mawage! God's Hoewy Owdinance. Thanks for the reminder and I would never have remembered that name.

Teresa said...

I LOVE that movie, and a very creative way to do an indigo post!

Jo said...

I am guessing i am one of the few who have never seen the movie or read the book ... hmmm ... i will add it to my read list!

Jingle said...

dynamic and smart indigo post.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

The title of your post brought me right in. I must admit I've never seen the movie or read the book, but I'm intrigued now.

Jenny said...

I love it! What a clever, cool post! I ran across this word when I was trying to find a different direction for the color. I'm so glad I didn't use it because you totally rocked this link.

What a great link!

Thank you!

A+

Jaleh D said...

I saw the last few minutes of the movie first ("Hello, pretty lady.") and that made me want to find out what "The Princess Bride" was all about. So pretty. Hehe.

Once I saw it from the beginning, I was firmly attached. I have actually read the book, but I like the movie better. And I own the movie soundtrack. Darn it! Now I want to go watch it again for the upteenth time.

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