The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join in every Friday, the rules are simple.
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
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“I can only imagine what it must have been like for him- sitting there quietly and listening to other people read the lines he had so meticulously written. To watch the actors bring his words and characters to life and hope and pray to God that it worked. It wasn’t just that he wanted the film to be successful; I think he was actually fearful it might fail. I’m sure he was thinking, What if no one laughs at the jokes? Worse yet, what if they laugh in places where they’re not supposed to?***”
~Cary Elwes on William Goldman, during the first table read of The Princess Bride in As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
***On a personal note, I took this movie very seriously as a kid, and when my father sat down to watch it with me, he did laugh in, what I thought were, all the wrong places… so I could understand some of William Goldman’s heartbreak if this happened