Monday, May 4, 2015

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

Read from April 13th to 15th, 2015.

(Source: Purchased.)

I really loved this book. I didn't want to put it down, and I was a little sad when I reached the end.

I didn't grow up watching the movie - I only watched it for the first time a few years ago - but I did really enjoy it, and I can definitely understand why it's considered a classic.

I think Cary captured the essence of the film, and really showed how much care went into making it. I loved all of the behind-the-scenes information he provided. I watched the movie again right after finishing the book, and I can honestly say that my enjoyment of the movie increased so much just by understanding some of the things that occurred in the background during certain scenes.

Another highlight was all of the stories shared by the other cast members. It really helped to show that it wasn't just Cary's idealistic version of events. It seems like it was a very happy set, and the love of the actors and directors for the material is obvious.

I thoroughly enjoyed Cary's writing style. It was engaging and humorous, and just flowed really well. He came across as humble and sincerely happy to have been a part of the movie.

I would highly recommend this! If you're a fan of Cary Elwes or The Princess Bride, you will love this.  

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