The Princess Bride – The Importance of Good Worldbuilding

There are a lot of things that make The Princess Bride a good movie: its writing, story structure, characters, and absurdity, to name a few. In this video essay, Jack specifically discusses screenwriter William Goldman’s and director Rob Reiner’s detailed world-building, which sets the stage for a highly memorable viewing experience.




Criterion Collection


Fantasy Adventure

Fantasy Comedy

Rob Reiner