As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride

Version: Unabridged
Author: Cary Elwes , Joe Layden
Narrator: Carol Kane , Christopher Guest
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Non-Fiction, Social Science
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: October 2014
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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Overview

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.
"The Princess Bride" has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, "The Princess Bride "will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come.
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 Wish" he 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 Wish" is a must-have for all fans of this beloved film.

Reviews (1)

As You Wish

Written by nab6215 from Altoona, PA on July 29th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The synopsis says it all. This was especially good to listen to as Cary Elwes read it with several of the people involved in making the movie reading their views. It was heartfelt and heartwarming. With so many bad things coming from Hollywood, it is a pleasure to read/listen to good things. I recommend the movie The Princess Bride and this book.

Author Details

Author Details

Elwes, Cary

Cary Elwes is a celebrated English actor who starred as Westley in "The Princess Bride" before moving on to roles in "Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Glory, Days of Thunder, Twister, "and "Saw, " among many other acclaimed performances. He will always be indebted to "The Princess Bride", he says, for changing his life and giving him a career that has spanned decades. He lives in Hollywood, California, with his family. Find out more about Cary Elwes on Twitter @Cary_Elwes.

Layden, Joe

Joe Layden is a freelance magazine writer and the author of several books, including "All the Rage" with Charles Haley. His home is in New York.