Right now, the Kindle ebook edition of The Princess Bride (or, The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure) by William Goldman is on sale for only $1.99 (that’s a 78% discount!). The sale is part of today’s Goldbox spotlight deal, which includes up to 50% off award-winning books and movies on DVD and Blu-ray. See the MAIN SALE PAGE for more discounts available for today only.
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This is a fan book — a book from a fan to the fans. Actor Cary Elwes is the ultimate Princess Bride fan. His book, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of the Princess Bride, written with some help from Joe Layden, and including a forward from director Rob Reiner, tells the tale of this fairytale, as a fairytale. This is not a negative criticism. It comes from a magical place. Elwes, who starred in the film, gushes about that experience from the first page to the last, and the rest of the cast, Reiner, Andy Scheinmen, Norman Lear, and William Goldsmith, author of the book and screenplay, contribute many first-person accounts of their experiences, echoing Cary’s sentiments. The Princess Bride was the first major acting job of Elwes’s career, and the one that he will be remembered for, for the rest of his life and beyond.
Disney Theatrical Productions is teaming up with William Goldman to bring beloved fairy tale The Princess Bride to the stage.
Disney will work with Goldman to adapt The Princess Bride—from both his 1973 original book and his screenplay for the 1987 classic movie of the same name—and it’s not yet clear whether the final product will be a musical or a play.
The deal was put together by Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn, who was involved with the movie adaptation while he was at Castle Rock Entertainment.
Two of my favorite things in the whole wide world, joined together as one.
This new video takes the grandfather and grandson part of the timeless fairy tale classic, The Princess Bride, but instead of the grandfather (played by Peter Falk) reading The Princess Bride to his grandson (played by Fred Savage), he instead reads him book one in George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series, A Game of Thrones, accompanied of course by footage from the HBO series.
The results are quite enjoyable, and you can check out the video below. Be warned, however, that the video contains major spoilers if you’ve not read book one or seen season one of HBO’s series.