I have a history with this movie: I had actually read the book (the Goldman version, not the original) several years before the film came out. It was one of my all-time favorite books, but virtually nobody I knew had even heard of it. One day, years later in college, a friend called and said "let's go to a movie." Turns out his roommate was also a longtime fan of the book, and had heard that there was a free screening of the movie (They made a movie of it? Cool!) if you went to see some other movie. So we and a bunch of people went and paid for and watched the other movie (I think it was Stakeout, but whatever, it was forgettable), and then watched The Princess Bride. What a cool experience it was to find someone else who had read the book, to discover that there was a movie of it, and to so totally enjoy the movie, all in one day.