Thursday, January 14, 2016
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Princess Bride/ Cary Elwes/ 259 pages
As You Wish, written by Cary Elwes, takes the reader behind the scenes of the Princess Bride. From screenplay to the 25 Anniversary of the movie' release, Cary, aka the 'Dread Pirate Roberts, aka Westley, shares information on how the project was started, stalled and finally brought to life by Rob Reiner. Along the way the reader learns how much work went into the 'greatest sword fight in modern times' and how performed with a broken toe. Cary tells the story through his experience and members of the cast and crew relate their impressions. Who played the ROUSes? Which actor had a fear of heights? What is 'the American'? If you liked the Princess Bride, now some what of a cult film, you will enjoy this book. For more information check out the SCCCLD website.