The Princess Bride is one of the best movies of the last 30 years. Based on the book of the same name by William Goldman, the story is tale of true love against all odds. Part satire, part fantasy and part traditional fairy tale, this movie is extremely entertaining and easily quotable.
Late last year, the movie’s made lead, Cary Elwes (Westley) wrote a memoir of his time making the movie. Entitled As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride, this book is a great read not just for fans of the movie, but for movie fans in general. Elwes takes the reader by the hand and leads them through the initial audition process, then through making the movie and finally ending with a retrospective. Included are pictures and interviews with his co stars and some of the higher ups in the production.
I absolutely recommend this book.