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As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

by Cary Elwes, Joe Layden (with)

Other authors: Norman Lear (Epilogue), Rob Reiner (Foreword)

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Awesome non-fiction telling of the behind the scenes parts of The Princess Bride. Highly recommend listening to the Book on CD recording because the actors all come back to read parts throughout. Narrated primarily by Cary Elwes. So good. ( )
  EBassett | Mar 20, 2019 |
I highly recommend listening to the audiobook!! It was so enjoyable listening to the voices of beloved characters recounting their experiences on the set of The Princess Bride. This was a thoroughly enjoyable book! ( )
  melissa_faith | Mar 16, 2019 |
A good telling of the making of the classic movie 'The Princess Bride' by much of the cast. Cary and the other players in the tale tell some good anecdotes and give the listener quite an original seat to sit in and watch the story unfold in to what this movie has become. Recommended. ( )
  Schneider | Jan 9, 2019 |
I think 2 stars is fair. It was okay. Because of an interest in the film, I basically enjoyed reading it ... but not as much as most other books about films I enjoyed (or didn't!)

What prevented a higher score:
a. bland, serviceable text
b. Elwes' point-of-view predominated, but I got little sense of him as a person, and he's the main character
c. not much insight into the directorial process, art direction, costume design, anything other than sword-fighting and how he got along with the other actors
d. there were constant sidebars from other actors, all saying either "Cary was lovely" or "this was a dream project and filming was a joy" over and over.

(Note: 5 stars = rare and amazing, 4 = quite good book, 3 = a decent read, 2 = disappointing, 1 = awful, just awful. There are a lot of 4s and 3s in the world!) ( )
  ashleytylerjohn | Sep 19, 2018 |
Another one that is amazing as an Audiobook. Cary's impressions are wonderful!! ( )
  CharleyBethH | Aug 23, 2018 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Cary Elwesprimary authorall editionscalculated
Layden, Joewithmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Lear, NormanEpiloguesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reiner, RobForewordsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crystal, BillyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fairey, ShepardPoster designsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kane, CarolReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lee-Mui, RuthDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sarandon, ChrisReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Scheinman, AndyReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wright, RobinNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For my little princess, Dominique
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Standing onstage at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, surrounded by cast members and some of the crew, many of whom I've not seen in years, I feel an almost overwhelming sense of gratitude and nostalgia.
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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.… (more)

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