The Princess Bride script
Synopsis: A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Based on the William Goldman novel "The Princess Bride" which earned its own loyal audience.

BUTTERCUP:

Farm boy. Polish my horse's

saddle. I want to see my face

shining in it by morning.

WESTLEY:

(quietly, watching her)

As you wish.

Westley is perhaps half a dozen years older than Buttercup.

And maybe as handsome as she is beautiful. He gazes at her

as she walks away.

GRANDFATHER:

(off-screen)

"As you wish" was all he ever

said to her.

DISSOLVE TO:

WESTLEY, outside, chopping wood. Buttercup drops two large

buckets near him.

BUTTERCUP:

Farm Boy. Fill these with water --

(a beat)

--please.

WESTLEY:

As you wish.

She leaves; his eyes stay on her. She stops, turns -- he

manages to look away as now her eyes stay on him.

GRANDFATHER:

(off-screen)

That day, she was amazed to

discover that when he was saying,

"As you wish," what he meant was,

"I love you."

DISSOLVE TO:

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5.

BUTTERCUP IN THE KITCHEN - DUSK

Westley enters with an armload of firewood.

GRANDFATHER:

(off-screen)

And even more amazing was the day

she realized she truly loved him

back.

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William Goldman

William Goldman (born August 12, 1931) is an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He came to prominence in the 1950s as a novelist, before turning to writing for film. He has won two Academy Awards for his screenplays, first for the western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and again for All the President's Men (1976), about journalists who broke the Watergate scandal of President Richard Nixon. Both films starred Robert Redford. more…

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