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As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by [Elwes, Cary, Layden, Joe]
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"Fans who want to maintain a fairy tale image of how 'The Princess Bride' was made will find that his gentle recollections serve this goal perfectly. Watch the movie all over again with newfound knowledge." (New York Times Book Review)

"An engaging memoir that charts the film's tumultuous journey from a project stuck in development hell, to charmed production, to flop, to classic." (Chicago Tribune)

“Cary Elwes' book recounts the wacky antics of Billy Crystal, Rob Reiner, and others behind 'The Princess Bride'… . [A] delightful remembrance of the three months he spent making the unsung movie that went on to become a family classic.” (New York Daily News)

“A tender, comical behind the scenes look at the 1987 classic.” (US Weekly)

“Designed to hit all fan service sweet spots for folks familiar with the film, as it’s stuffed with photos, recollections, and interviews with relevant parties. The book’s dust jacket is even a Shepard Fairey print, for crying out loud. I never had a chance.” (The A.V. Club)

“Filled with fun tidbits from the cast about making a movie that became an unlikely classic.” (Los Angeles Magazine)

“This is an entertaining tale of how 24 year old Elwes learned how to ride a horse in the Rob Reiner adaptation of William Goldman’s screenplay (and original, brilliant book).” (Flavorwire.com)

“[A] fascinating memoir…Cary Elwes has proved that he is as adept with the mighty pen as he is with the powerful sword. …A treasure trove of fascinating behind the scenes accounts…As You Wish is thoughtfully and seamlessly compiled.” (New Orleans Living Magazine)

“The movie 'The Princess Bride' achieved a certain cinematic magic, which Elwes (Westley) captures in his warm and revealing behind the scenes account.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Even if you don’t have a crush on Cary Elwes, you’ll enjoy this vivid behind the scenes account of the making of 'The Princess Bride'. His stories, especially those involving Andre the Giant, will leave you in stitches. Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Billy Crystal, and others also recount their experiences. An amusing account of a group of performers who came together to make a heartfelt film that is loved by many.” (Library Journal)

“Cary Elwes' memoir will make you want to watch 'The Princess Bride' at least 100 more times.” (SheKnows.com)

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"Fans who want to maintain a fairy tale image of how 'The Princess Bride' was made will find that his gentle recollections serve this goal perfectly. Watch the movie all over again with newfound knowledge." (New York Times Book Review)

"An engaging memoir that charts the film's tumultuous journey from a project stuck in development hell, to charmed production, to flop, to classic." (Chicago Tribune)

“Cary Elwes' book recounts the wacky antics of Billy Crystal, Rob Reiner, and others behind 'The Princess Bride'… . [A] delightful remembrance of the three months he spent making the unsung movie that went on to become a family classic.” (New York Daily News)

“A tender, comical behind the scenes look at the 1987 classic.” (US Weekly)

“Designed to hit all fan service sweet spots for folks familiar with the film, as it’s stuffed with photos, recollections, and interviews with relevant parties. The book’s dust jacket is even a Shepard Fairey print, for crying out loud. I never had a chance.” (The A.V. Club)

“Filled with fun tidbits from the cast about making a movie that became an unlikely classic.” (Los Angeles Magazine)

“This is an entertaining tale of how 24 year old Elwes learned how to ride a horse in the Rob Reiner adaptation of William Goldman’s screenplay (and original, brilliant book).” (Flavorwire.com)

“[A] fascinating memoir…Cary Elwes has proved that he is as adept with the mighty pen as he is with the powerful sword. …A treasure trove of fascinating behind the scenes accounts…As You Wish is thoughtfully and seamlessly compiled.” (New Orleans Living Magazine)

“The movie 'The Princess Bride' achieved a certain cinematic magic, which Elwes (Westley) captures in his warm and revealing behind the scenes account.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Even if you don’t have a crush on Cary Elwes, you’ll enjoy this vivid behind the scenes account of the making of 'The Princess Bride'. His stories, especially those involving Andre the Giant, will leave you in stitches. Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Billy Crystal, and others also recount their experiences. An amusing account of a group of performers who came together to make a heartfelt film that is loved by many.” (Library Journal)

“Cary Elwes' memoir will make you want to watch 'The Princess Bride' at least 100 more times.” (SheKnows.com)


Product details

  • File Size: 34113 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone; Reprint edition (October 14, 2014)
  • Publication Date: October 14, 2014
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IWTWOI2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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