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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1094 comments As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
As You Wish Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes

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From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come.

Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion. In As You Wish he has created an enchanting experience; in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets, backstage stories, and answers to lingering questions about off-screen romances that have plagued fans for years!

With a foreword by Rob Reiner and a limited edition original poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, As You Wish is a must-have for all fans of this beloved film.

I read (listened) to this for my 2017 PopSugar Challenge, a book by multiple authors. I cheated a little, because this was primarily written by Elwes, but there was a lot of input from so many other people involved with the making of The Princess Bride. This was a little disappointing and less than I expected. Really underwhelming.


message 2: by Celia (last edited Nov 20, 2019 05:16AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Celia (cinbread19) | 358 comments I selected this book for 2019 Week 44. A book related in some way to a tv show/series or movie you enjoyed (same topic, same era, book appeared in the show/movie, etc.)

I have never seen the Princess Bride and this book convinced me I should. I loved hearing about the history of the making of the Princess Bride and the audio was very good. Most of the actors in the movie contributed. Only Andre the Giant was unable to contribute due to his early death.

5 out of 5 stars

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