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As You Wish: Cary Elwes’ New Book on The Princess Bride

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes

Inconceivable! Can it be true? Fans of The Princess Bride (and how could one not be?) will surely be delighted to hear that Cary Elwes, the actor who played Westley/Farm Boy/The Dread Pirate Roberts in the 1987 film adaptation of the book has come out with a book of his own. Out next month, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride is a treasure trove of delights for those of us who love Fezzik, Inigo, Princess Buttercup and Vizzini. The book is a first-person telling of Elwes’ experiences while on the set of the iconic film, and offers interviews with costars Robin Wright (Buttercup), Billy Crystal (Miracle Max), Mandy Patinkin (Inigo) and Christopher Guest (Count Rugen), not to mention director Rob Reiner and the screenwriter (and author of the original book) William Goldman*. Visual people won’t be disappointed, either – there are photographs of set and cast that have never before seen the light of day.

Elwes was apparently inspired to share his experiences, memories and perspectives when he was overwhelmed by the level of devotion and admiration and interest in the film at the 25th cast reunion in 2002.

If this is of interest to you for the Cary Elwes rather than The Princess Bride, you may be excited to know that we have up for sale several genuine pieces of memorabilia from the “Saw” movies, autographed by Elwes, including this rare, severed, bloody prop foot. You know, to cherish. Sadly, the listing does not have an associated image.

And for those who have never read The Princess Bride (what?), enjoy our video review.

*To those confused by the original book’s authorship, make no mistake – The Princess Bride was written by William Goldman. S. Morgenstern was a pseudonym, and a literary device Goldman used to add interesting back story to the book.

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One Response to “As You Wish: Cary Elwes’ New Book on The Princess Bride”

  1. avatar
    Eoin Gallagher March 18, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Thats all fine and dandy but where is the sequel.