E-Books Better Than Their Print Versions
272 pages; Touchstone
In this ebook, the dashing blond star of everyone's favorite rom-com movie ever, Cary Elwes, gives you the inside scoop on the making of the film. Plus, if you open it on a tablet you can watch the movie scenes he discusses as you read, toggling between apps (granted you have to own the film already—but who doesn't own Princess Bride?). Cue up the famous duel after you enjoy Elwes's detailed descriptions of the fight's choreography. Elwes shares that he broke his toe riding an ATV—goaded into it by André the Giant—in a remote location and didn't want to hold up filming, so he hobbled around in that scene. (You may never have noticed him limping before, but you bet you will now). Interviews with co-stars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest and Mandy Patinkin will have you hitting links to take in their memories. Director Rob Reiner's stories about how hard it was to get the movie made may make you want to just watch the whole thing. If that's not enough, you might just want to download the book that started it all: William Goldman's novel of the same name.