As You Wish

As You Wish

Inconceivable Tales From the Making of The Princess Bride

Book - 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: 9781476764023
Branch Call Number: 791.43 ELW NVD
Characteristics: viii, 259 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Layden, Joe


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Sep 02, 2018

Just finished the book, and all I want to do is watch the movie again!!

Feb 24, 2018

I listened to the audio book and loved it. The book follows Cary Elwes as he becomes Westley and his entire experience filming The Princess Bride. There are snippets from other actors, the director and the producer. Most are read by those people. It was very entertaining.

HCL_staff_reviews Dec 21, 2017

If you loved the movie, then you will adore these tales from cast and crew on how "The Princess Bride" all came together to become an enduring family classic. Swordfights, giants, revenge, true's all here, so have fun storming the castle again. — Stella R., Maple Grove Library

ArapahoeAshley 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.

ArapahoeHannah Sep 07, 2017

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

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.

Jun 19, 2017


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.

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!

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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Mar 21, 2016

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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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Jun 13, 2015

Have fun storming the castle!


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