Cary Elwes To Bless The World With A ‘Princess Bride’ Memoir

Tuesday, November 26 by
As you wish. 

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.

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