This morning, I woke up to the saddest news. The book adapter and screenwriter, William Goldman, has died. If you aren’t aware who William Goldman is, he’s the writer of movies like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and more iconically (to me), The Princess Bride.
As a young kid, I loved The Princess Bride. I loved how quirky it was and how lovely a fairy tale it is. I bought a copy of the adapted version of S. Morgenstern’s book written by William Goldman and the movie is exactly like the book. A heroic tale of a young boy who has a cold and his grandfather who reads him this story.
The story itself is a little antiquated. Damsels in distress who can’t pick up a stick and help the Dread Pirate Roberts while he’s being chewed out by an ROUS. White dudes coming to save the kingdom from a corrupt prince. And a happily ever after with a dramatic kiss.
But when you grow up with stories like this, it becomes a part of the fabric of who you are. You may not believe in the same things the movie believed in or the time period, but you remember the story and how it helped you become a bit of the person you are today.
You can imagine a young me quoting portions of this book and movie wherever I went. I even started a friend’s wedding speech with “Mawwage…mawwage is what bwings us togethaaaa today…”
Today’s Currently Loving is dedicated to William Goldman and my love of The Princess Bride.
Of course I’m going to be either watching or reading The Princess Bride this weekend. It’s funny because I recently rewatched this movie for fun one night. My husband and I laughed as Billy Crystal tried to outwit two dudes so he wouldn’t have to perform a miracle.
Ezra Miller is most recognizable as Creedence from the first Fantastic Beasts movie. With the latest film coming out in theaters this weekend, this interview gives you insight into the actor behind the scared boy in the film. It’s a lengthy article, but it made me see the artist behind the actor and how awesome he truly is.
This week, I had the opportunity to finally read KINDRED by Octavia Butler. She’s also this month’s author spotlight! I’ve always heard of Octavia Butler, but never took the time to read her work. When I made the time, I instantly became a life-long fan. This book was massively brilliant, kept you on the edge of your seat the entire time, and made you want to punch someone in the face. I mean it! The number of times I held my hands in fists while trying to get through this book is just a measure on how good and how pain it is.
I just recently binged the latest season of The Great British Baking Show on Netflix. Something about this show is so fun when you’re needing a break from things. I also love the cakes and desserts the contestants make and the incredible amount of dedication, creativity, and perserverence they have to make treats for people to love.