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Popdose at Kirkus Reviews: “The Princess Bride,” As You Wish

For almost 80 years, Kirkus Reviews has served as the industry bible for bookstore buyers, librarians, and ordinary readers alike. Now Popdose joins the Kirkus Book Bloggers Network to explore the best — and sometimes the worst — in pop-culture and celebrity books. This week, a favorite film gets the coffee-table book treatment… I’m at home sick as I write this. It’s a mild cold — sore throat, headache, and general lassitude — but the most unbearable symptom (for those around me, anyway) is pernicious self-pity. Fortunately, this is eminently treatable with baby aspirin, pats on the head, and repeated applications of The Princess Bride on DVD. The Princess Bride — which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, with this splendiferous new coffee-table book from Universe Publishing to mark the occasion — was neither a box-office smash nor a big award-winner; it received only one Oscar nomination, for its theme song. But in its long afterlife on cable TV and home video, it has taken its place as one of the most beloved films of …