In the landscape of 80’s movies, The Princess Bride is easy to overlook, because initially, it’s not really an 80’s movie. It’s a damn good fairy tale based on a not-well-known 1973 novel, that just happens to be set in the 80’s for a few minutes. (Those minutes contain Fred Savage and old-school Nintendo, but whatever.)
However, it has managed to stay incredibly beloved by most every American with a heart as demonstrated by midnight screenings and fond quotings. So Cary Elwes announcement that he’s putting together a memoir of the making of the film feels like a genuine instance of “giving the people what they want,” and not a crass attempt to cash in on nostalgia.
The book will feature interviews from most every prominent cast member, though it doesn’t sound like an oral history. Even if you’re not a fan of the film, these behind-the-scenes things are generally pretty fun to read.