As You Wish
As You Wish
Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride
Touchstone Books, Hardcover, 9781476764023, 259pp.
Publication Date: October 14, 2014
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.
An award-winning journalist and bestselling author, Joe Layden has written more than thirty books, including The Last Great Fight, which was named one of the best sports books of 2007 by Sports Illustrated and the American Library Association. He is also the co-author of the New York Times bestsellers There and Back Again and The Rock Says. . . . He lives in upstate New York.
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.
Actor Cary Elwes, best known for his dashing performance as the heroic farm boy Westley in The Princess Bride, has a new book out, full of memories from the cast of the cult classic. More at NPR.org
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