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The Princess Bride

There And Back Again

Andrew DeGraff Maps Your Favorite Movies With Beauty and Precision

We’ve featured the work of Andrew DeGraff before, the carefully arranged, graphically precise maps of character locations in Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and others of our favorite films. This weekend, however, he opened a show of new paintings in Los Angeles, featuring maps based a slew of other films, including Alien, The Breakfast Club, The Princess Bride, and a massive map of The Lord of the Rings. But if you want to see that one in beautiful high res, you’ll have to check out /Film.

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DO WANT

Stop What You Are Doing And Behold This Beautiful, Geeky Art Show

This is one of those rare times that I regret moving away from Southern California. Hero Complex Gallery, located in Los Angeles, is currently hosting a gorgeous joint exhibition by artists Meghan Stratman and Nicole Gustafsson. Adventure Show features paper art and illustration with a heavy dose of geek culture. In other words, everything I love. For those who can’t attend in person (sob), feast your eyes here.

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It is a gift!

The Mary Sue’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Books ‘n Stuff

Book-lovers are probably the easiest people to buy gifts for, sci-fi geek ones doubly so. Does it have pages? Check. Are there aliens and/or lasers? Check. Holiday shopping complete. The Mary Sue is here to make that process even easier with this selection of fiction, nonfiction, comics, and calendars for the holiday season. Holiday Gift Guide: Book Edition, commence!

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As We Wish: Cary Elwes Is Going To Write A Princess Bride Memoir

Besides reboots, it’s not often we find ourselves writing news stories about 80s films. And now we’ve gotten two in the same month about the same film – The Princess Bride. We recently learned it was being turned into a stage production but today, it’s a book. A book actor Cary Elwes will be writing about his time working on The Princess Bride

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Disney Working on a Stage Version of The Princess Bride

You are correct, this is not a screencap from The Princess Bride. No, it’s from another piece of modern source material that parodied a very specific period in European writing and then was converted into a stage musical.

It’s just that no one spontaneously bursts into song in The Princess Bride like they do in Monty Python’s The Holy Grail, but that might very well change.

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Heroes of Sci-Fi and Their True Loves

Rhett Hildebrandt used these graphics of sci-fi/fantasy OTPs (that’s One True Pairing, y’all) to propose to his fiancée through social media (I’ll let When Geeks Wed explain how). She said yes, but the drawings are still up on the internet for the rest of us to enjoy.

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You know nothing Jon Snow

The Boy from The Princess Bride Does Not Approve of Game of Throne’s Shockers Either

While we previously heard his opinion on earlier Game of Thrones events, it seems that little Fred Savage in The Princess Bride has, like the rest of us, continued to follow the story despite George R.R. Martin‘s cruelty.  However, his Grandfather just arrived at a certain event in the book he can’t accept.  Watch out for Spoilers, and otherwise, follow through for the video.

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If Game of Thrones Was The Princess Bride, Fred Savage Would Be Scarred For Life [VIDEO]

You probably know by now Game of Thrones is a pretty violent and unforgiving story. So what if you sat down to tell it to a young child? Say, in the vein of The Princess Bride? [Spoilers for Season 1, basically]

(via Tor.com)

Previously in Game of Thrones

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INCONCEIVABLE! There’s Going To Be A Princess Bride Board Game

This is just concept art right now, the final design is TBD but Game Salute is currently developing a Princess Bride board game. They write, “In order to do justice to the entire story, The Princess Bride: The Board Game is comprised of individual scenes, with each scene presenting a mini-game that advances players through the central story.  This allows players looking for a quick, fun visit to a beloved classic to play a game that lasts under an hour, while players who want to experience the entire Princess Bride story in one sitting can enjoy an epic day of fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles.”

They also say they have the rights to create other types of games which could tie into the board game and are accepting ideas for scenes you’d like to have playable. The battle of wits has begun!

(via Nerd Approved)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Little The Princess Bride

By Patrick Ballesteros, the artist who brought you Little Firefly, here’s a kiddie version of The Princess Bride. (io9)

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