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 and backstage stories.
A brief history:
I think I picked this book up last year when I met Felicia Day, so it’s been on my “to-read” shelf for a while. I enjoy the movie “The Princess Bride” and I was curious about reading a book about the behind the scenes written by one of the stars of the movie. That’s one of the great things about this “Ultimate Reading Challenge”, it’s encouraging me to read more books!
Personally, I quite enjoyed reading this, everyone was so passionate about the novel “The Princess Bride” and how they wanted to do the book justice on the Big Screen. The book is full of interviews with the cast and crew while also telling Cary Elwe’s story.
Reading “As You Wish” led to me reading “The Princess Bride”, more on that later!
Would I recommend this book?:
If you’re a fan of “The Princess Bride” I would absolutely recommend this book. To be fair, even if you are just “aware” of the story, I think everyone can find something to enjoy about this book.
You can get the book over at Amazon.
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