Monday, December 22, 2014

Review: As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride


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

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



The Princess Bride is my all time favourite movie!!! When I heard that Cary Elwes wrote a book on the making of this beautiful movie; I had to get a copy and read it. It was such a delight to read about the fantastic writer, William Goldman; the outstanding director, Rob Reiner; and the top notch actors and film crew. Cary covers so many wonderful stories of the before, during and after the movie. He succeeded to portrait how much fun they all had and how this movie, although not a blockbuster in the theatres, became a triumph with the introduction of VHS and it still a success to this day.

The Princess Bride is more than just a movie.. it is a phenomenon. People quote this movie regularly with sentences like "As you wish"; "Please consider me as an alternative to suicide."; "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." and not to forget Vizzini's famous word: "Inconceivable".

The book is beautifully written. It contains so many great stories. Many of them made me laugh out loud... some made me cry.

If you are a fan of this timeless movie; I recommend you get a copy of this book and "Have fun stormin’ da castle."

If you want to know more about The Princess Bride; please visit the official site at http://princessbrideforever.com/.



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