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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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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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I absolutely loved this book. It's a must for anyone who has seen and loved "The Princess Bride". Full of really fun stories about the making of the film. I'm sure it's great in print as well but the audiobook read by all the people who made the films was truly memorable. ( )
  stevenrowe | Jul 24, 2021 |
Not always the most grammatical or the smoothest prose, but I loved all the stories about the making of one of my favorite movies! ( )
  emrsalgado | Jul 23, 2021 |
This is a warm-hearted, thoroughly delightful memoir of making "The Princess Bride" and it strikes just the right balance between savoring personal memories and providing fun information about the production. The best part, for me, were the sections about how Cary and Mandy Patinkin worked on their famous duel. It had never occurred to me how significant it was that both actors (neither of whom were trained fencers) did the entire fight themselves, without stunt doubles (except for the gymnastic flips on the horizontal bar). Not even Errol Flynn did all his own fighting!

The book is enhanced by the inset commentary by Cary's co-stars, director Rob Reiner, and screenplay writer and author of the original book, William Goldman. Clearly this was a special experience for all of them.

If you're looking for snark or dirty laundry, you won't find it here. Cary's memoir is as sweet and loving as the film itself. ( )
  jsabrina | Jul 13, 2021 |
audio nonfiction; film memoir - the making of "The Princess Bride" with quotes from its surviving cast, director and producer.
pleasant way to pass time (Elwes is British, so there is always his accent to savor in this audiobook version) with plenty of interesting insight into the movie and its actors. ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
K12 making the movie! frightfully warmhearted. Pub & read 2014
  18cran | Jun 7, 2021 |
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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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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.

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