About The Book:
One of my absolute favorite books is William Goldman's "The Princess Bride," and one of my absolute favorite movies is "The Princess Bride." So I was thrilled to find out that the lead actor in this movie, Cary Elwes (Westley), had written a book of his experiences during the making of this incredible film. And I was not disappointed - Elwes delivers an in-depth, rollicking, fantastically fun accounting of his own experience as well as tidbits from his fellow actors who starred in this classic and beloved movie.
From his first meeting with director Rob Reiner to his first look at Andre The Giant, Elwes shares his memories of what has to be a highlight in his movie-making career. He tells of how sweet Robin Wright (Buttercup) was, how he and Mandy Patinkin worked tirelessly learning to fence for the big fight scene, how Billy Crystal and Carol Kane (Miracle Max and Valerie) kept the entire cast in stitches while they filmed their scenes and how the entire company became a bonafide family during the months of filming in England.
There are wonderful photos of behind-the-scenes included here, and a real treat - the book cover makes out into a one-of-a-kind posterette!
This book was just a pure delight to read and will become a prized possession in my book collection. If you are a fan of the book and/or the movie - get this book! You'll be so glad you did! It's "inconceivable" that you wouldn't be! :)
Here's is a wonderful video clip of Elwes talking about his book -
About The Author:
Find out more about Cary Elwes on Twitter @Cary_Elwes
I purchased this book for my personal collection. I was not compensated for my opinion.