Live from the Academy, director Rob Reiner and host Jason Reitman will take part in an onstage commentary during a screening of 1987 favorite "The Princess Bride." The commentary, like bonus content on DVD releases, will offer illuminating anecdotes, behind-the-scenes stories and advice to burgeoning filmmakers.
Based on the 1973 novel by William Goldman, "The Princess Bride" is an unforgettable tale of love and adventure as read by a kindly grandfather to his ill grandson. Featuring swordplay, an evil prince, a giant and a beautiful princess, the film showcases an ensemble cast including Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Wallace Shawn, Carol Kane and Billy Crystal. Lyricist and performer Willy DeVille composed the Academy Award®-nominated theme song, "Storybook Love."
The Academy will project a new print of "The Princess Bride" from the Academy Film Archive, created as part of the recently announced Film-to-Film initiative, a project that accelerates the work of the Archive to acquire and create new film masters and prints from at-risk elements.
35mm. 101 minutes.
Academy Award nominee: Music – Original Song ("Storybook Love," music and lyric by Willy DeVille)
- August 15, 2013
- Samuel Goldwyn Theater