Title: As You Wish : Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride
By: Cary Elwes
Call #: 791.4372 Princes Elwes.C
A quick and easy-to-digest read about the making of a beloved classic film.
Last week this tweet from Cary Elwes really got me thinking about this book again. The Princess Bride has been one of my all time favorite movies ever since my mom made me rent it (despite my eyerolls at the title) while I was walking around Blockbuster sick in grade school. It’s a timeless classic that manages to mix adventure, magic, romance, and – above all – comedy. If you haven’t seen it, stop reading this review right now and go check it out immediately.
If you have seen it, you probably love it nearly as much as I do. This memoir from Elwes is such a beautiful tribute to the positivity of the movie, in addition to really giving you some very cool information about the process of its filming. Some of my favorite parts included learning about the fight choreography and the really touching way in which Elwes talks and jokes about the late Andre the Giant. Elwes has done a lot of great work but it is easy to tell from reading this that The Princess Bride has a very special place in his heart.