As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride by Cary Elwes

The Princess Bride is a hugely enjoyable book and film (both are available in the Senior Library!) and I really can’t recommend either enough! And so too are my feelings for As You Wish!
Named after his immortal line in the film, rather than a biography of Elwes’ life, he wisely decided to focus on his experiences during the making of The Princess Bride. Everyone involved in the film seems to have a deep love of the story itself and of the movie they produced, and this really comes across from the start, including their disappointment when it failed at the box office which turned into joy when it found its audience after it was released on video and DVD. The book tells the story from the beginning, from Elwes winning the part, to meeting his fellow cast members, and follows the production right the way through to its release and beyond. It’s written in a charmingly enthusiastic and easy style, and the text is also sprinkled with comments from key cast and crew members. There is a small selection of behind the scenes photos included, as well as a few from Elwes’ personal life. Upon reading (if you haven’t already) you will immediately want to watch or read the Princess Bride!

Mr Rodgers

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