Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion. In As You Wishhe has created an enchanting experience; in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets and backstage stories.
With a foreword by Rob Reiner and a limited edition original poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, As You Wishis a must-have for all fans of this beloved film.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 456 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
"A tender, comical behind-the-scenes look at the 1987 classic." * US Weekly *
"Filled with fun tidbits from the cast about making a movie that became an unlikely classic." * Los Angeles Magazine *
"[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 *
"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 *
"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 *
"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 *
"Cary Elwes' memoir will make you want to watch The Princess Bride at least 100 more times." * SheKnows.com *
"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 *
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