As You Wish

As You Wish

Inconceivable Tales From the Making of The Princess Bride

eBook - 2014
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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.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2014.
Edition: 1st Touchstone hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781476764030
Characteristics: 1 online resource ([viii, 259, 16] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.)
Additional Contributors: Layden, Joe


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KateHillier Nov 28, 2014

This was delightful. Such fun, such warmth, and just makes me want to go put on the movie right now. I saw it for the first time when I was fifteen and I've loved it ever since. The movie has aged incredibly well and it is still funny and quotable no matter how many times I've seen it. A lot of w... Read More »

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May 09, 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed the book! Lot's of great insider insights. An easy read, and well written for the kind of book it is. If you enjoy the film, Cary Elwes or just some of the background of projects and life among the Hollywood folks, you'll enjoy this book.

Mar 31, 2019

Honestly, one of the most charming books I’ve ever read. For years, I’ve enjoyed The Princess Bride... this book made me fall in love with it.

Mar 05, 2019

Wonderful, easy to read story of the making of the movie of The Princess Bride. Eager to watch the movie (after many years) with greater appreciation of the "heart" that everyone involved put into the production. Even the intense short course in sword fighting was fascinating.

Jan 05, 2019

Loved the movie, loved the book, need to watch the movie again now. Full of spoilers so it would be best suited to people who have already seen the movie. Lots of insider anecdotes and a good selection of photo's. The entire book was positive, with no dirt on anybody. A pleasure to read.

Sep 02, 2018

Just finished the book, and all I want to do is watch the movie again!!

Feb 24, 2018

I listened to the audio book and loved it. The book follows Cary Elwes as he becomes Westley and his entire experience filming The Princess Bride. There are snippets from other actors, the director and the producer. Most are read by those people. It was very entertaining.

HCL_staff_reviews Dec 21, 2017

If you loved the movie, then you will adore these tales from cast and crew on how "The Princess Bride" all came together to become an enduring family classic. Swordfights, giants, revenge, true's all here, so have fun storming the castle again. — Stella R., Maple Grove Library

ArapahoeAshley Nov 03, 2017

This is a delightfully witty read that is enjoyable from start to finish. Cary Elwes has delivered a charming look behind the scenes of a fantastic film.

ArapahoeHannah Sep 07, 2017

This was such a witty biography and I enjoyed the humor throughout!

Sep 04, 2017

I can HIGHLY recommend the downloadable audiobook of As You Wish... Read by Cary Elwes and the cast of Princess Bride, it is an enchanting retelling of the making of the cult classic.

I rarely listen to non-fiction works, but this cast and the telling of the story make As You Wish... a real treat.

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Jun 13, 2015

Great read! This book gave some fun and interesting behind the scenes information. It was nice to see how much fun they had making this movie. Now that I have sons of my own, I can't wait to share this movie with them so they can enjoy it too!


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Jun 13, 2015

Have fun storming the castle!


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