This was one of my favorite movies as a kid and this was one of my favorite scenes. I caught it tonight after putting the toddler to bed and realized something. The fight scene is amazing. Banter is corny, but not over the top. You don’t have a clear idea of who is going to win as it progresses. Dodging, parrying, and everything that makes a fight scene entertaining.
I wonder if watching this movie time after time had any effect on my ability to write fight scenes.