Dover Library to host behind the scenes of ‘The Princess Bride’

Dover Library to host behind the scenes of ‘The Princess Bride’

The Princess Bride is a 1987 American fantasy adventure comedy film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner, starring Mandy Patinkin, left, Wallace Shawn and André the Giant.


The Dover Public Library will host Carl Quatraro in a virtual program titled The Making of “The Princess Bride” on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

Quatraro will give details about why it took director Rob Reiner and the crew 13 years to complete the filming of this iconic movie.

Since 1987 people of all ages have enjoyed the adventures of Westley and the array of companions he has befriended in his quest to rescue his true love, Princess Buttercup, from Prince Humperdinck. Other memorable characters include Vizzini, Inigo Montoya, Count Ruben, Valerie and Miracle Max. The movie is a comedy, a love story, a satire and an adventure story all rolled into one.

Why did “The Princess Bride” take 13 years to become a fan favorite? Quatraro will present some little-known facts about the making of this beloved movie.

“It will be a fun evening reminiscing about the different characters and the funniest scenes of the movie. I plan on soaking in a lot of trivia about the movie,” said Sherrel Rieger, adult program specialist at the library.

Quatraro has spent his whole life in the Akron area. He graduated from Walsh Jesuit High School and the University of Akron and lives in Fairlawn. He retired from Liberty Mutual Insurance and now stays involved in his community by delivering entertaining and informative presentations to local libraries, senior and professional associations, and retirement centers. He credits this new chapter in his retirement to the speaking skills he learned in his 15-year membership with Toastmasters International.

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