I absolutely loved this book! If you love The Princess Bride and behind the scenes looks at movies, you will, too!
Cary Elwes first memoir is just a piece of his life. A piece where a heartwarming story by William Goldman became a heartwarming film and made Elwes a household name as Princess Buttercups love interest Wesley.
I have fond memories of the first time I watched The Princess Bride. Now if you have not seen or read the book, you have to understand that this movie bombed in theatres. I bought the VHS for $1 and watched it with family. I will never understand why this film did not do well in theatres but I am so happy it gets recognition as a cult classic now. The movie is as close to the book as possible and had a perfect cast. Most teenage girls fell for Elwes character Wesley/Dread Pirate Roberts as hard as Princess Buttercup did. Elwes fills the book with charming and humorous tales with other actors like Andre the Giant, Mandy Patinkin, Billy Crystal and Robin Wright.
The stories that Elwes share are wonderful and like viewing the movie and book you want more. I didnt want it to end and now have a urge to hear every actor, from the movies take of the movie. Actually you do get a little bit from the other actors in As You Wish I still wanted more.
For lovers of the book and/or movie you will enjoy As You Wish just as much. I thoroughly enjoy the stories about Andre the Giant and he is a personality that is missed.
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride is a behind the scenes look at the making of the movie by Cary Elwes, the Man in Black. If you are a fan of the movie, you will enjoy the descriptions of a movie-making experience that seems to be as magical as the movie itself. If you are not a fan of the movie ... well, that is simple "Inconceivable!"
Read my complete review at: http://www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2015/01/as-you-wish-inconceivable-tales-from.html
ok it was a great movie based on a great book with great talent. Every body got along and we all love each other in a non sexual way. ZZZZZZZ this book was just the same people saying how much they love each other... blah blah blah... very little happens...Really it was a waste of my time, and I almost quite at page 78 and page 134, but I trudged on.
Behind the scenes, WHAT? just a dull day by day of everyone being nervous that they are not good enough. Save yourself the time of reading this book and go watch the movie again. Then go to youtube and look for outtakes, as the author suggests.
Seriously this book is dull, and just repetitive pages of everyone kissing butt. We are all nice people who got along on a hit movie. We are so kind, and forgiving, and down to earth.