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: First Touchstone hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781476764030
1476764034
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 259 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color).
Additional Contributors: Layden, Joe
Contents: Foreword / by Rob Reiner
Introduction
Meeting Rob
Pre-production and meeting Buttercup
The table read and meeting Fezzik
"En garde!"
Wrestling the R.O.U.S in the fire swamp
Storming the Castle and being mostly dead
Rob's traveling circus
True wuv
Vizzini and Miracle Max
A couple of mishaps
The greatest swordfight in modern times
All good things...
A fairy-tale ending
Epilogue / by Norman Lear.
Summary: 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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AL_ASHLEY 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.

AL_HANNAH Sep 07, 2017

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

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naomipavan
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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red_sheep_101
Jun 19, 2017

Hilarious!!!

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lukasevansherman
Apr 09, 2017

Enjoyable, charming memoir of the making of the beloved 1987 film "The Princess Bride." Cary Elwes, who played Westley, knows what the people want and he delivers. Elwes is a gracious narrator and has nothing but praise for the cast and crew. You learn how much time they put into the duel and that Andre the Giant was French and was driven to school by Samuel Beckett (!!!). A must for every fan of the movie.

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Love_Legolas_111
Mar 30, 2016

Every fan of The Princess Bride wanted a book like this, whether they admitted it or not, so Cary said "As you wish" and here it is! Inconceivable? No way. Providing both heartfelt and hilarious backstories and behind the scenes information to the making of The Princess Bride (and Cary's own personal journey throughout the film), this title is definitely a worthy companion to the library of anyone who loves the Princess Bride. I enjoyed it!

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klbichel
Mar 21, 2016

I LOVED this book, and will recommend it to all that love the movie. This book is so special to me - as I fell ill & my husband read it aloud to me. I didn't think he would care for it, but he couldn't put it down! We truly bonded over the heartwarming stories Cary shares. After having Cary's insight on a grandfather reading to his ill grandchild (as is the stage for the book and the movie) it just seemed we could appreciate, even more, the sentiment involved in Cary's words. A must read for anyone who loves the movie!

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RobbySmith333
Jan 28, 2016

best book ever written.
a must read

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poissondeux
Dec 13, 2015

I watched the sword fight with new eyes after I read the book

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2monkeyreaders
Dec 08, 2015

If you like The Princess Bride and Cary Elwes, then this is for you! I guarantee you'll want to watch the movie again after reading this book!

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sdesalvo
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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sdesalvo
Jun 13, 2015

Have fun storming the castle!

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