As You Wish

As You Wish

Audiobook CD - 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 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 interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets and backstage stories.

With a foreword by Rob Reiner, As You Wish is a must-have for all fans of this beloved film.

Publisher: New York : Audioworks, p2014.
ISBN: 9781442383456
1442383453
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (ca. 7 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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mintymermaid Jul 15, 2017

What a great insight to how this classic was made! I loved hearing the behind the scenes stories and about different cast members. I would recommend watching the movie before listening. Enjoy!

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dontbugmeimreading
Dec 18, 2016

Make sure you have a copy of the movie nearby because you're going to want to watch it again after listening to what Cary has to say about the making of it.
Very interesting with voice "cameos" from the director, writer and other actors.
Like someone else said, a bit on the sweet side i.e. no dirt, but still an enjoyable listen. Andre sounded like a wonderful person - gone too soon!

KATIE ESCHER Jun 23, 2016

Let's be honest, I'd listen to Cary Elwes read just about anything.
I loved hearing about the behind the scenes things that happened while filming one of my most beloved movies.

kirstd31 Apr 20, 2016

The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies. It was so much fun to listen to the story of the adventure of the movie narrated by Cary Elwes and other members of the cast. You will watch the movie as soon has you finish the book.

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mexicanadiense
Dec 17, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook, and Elwes' relaxed reading of it.

The participation of so many original cast members and people involved in the production in reading out their own reminiscences was also a lot of fun, though it's too bad several key ones (I'm looking in your direction, Mandy Patinkin) couldn't record theirs.

So why not 5 stars? Well, same complaint for me as Sean Astin's "Lord of the Rings" memoir, namely that Elwes is too relentlessly self-effacing and uncritical of anyone involved in the project other than himself. While charming, to a degree, I would have appreciated a more "warts and all" approach revealing more tiffs, disagreements, squabbles, and generally human behaviour. While I don't doubt for a second that they all did very much enjoy the process of filming, it can't have been as utterly frictionless as presented here.

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rita9
Jul 07, 2015

Going on a roadtrip? I highly recommend this audiobook. Not only is it read by Cary Elwes himself, but the audio features cameos with Rob Reiner and many of the actors. Get a behind-the-scenes peek into what made The Princess Bride such an enduring film for all ages.

fried0076 Apr 17, 2015

Great behind the scene stories for any fan of the princess bride.

Recommended by Marisa - Wilmot

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