Reading progress update: I’ve read 100%. — and now I’m going to watch the movie all over again.
The nice thing about having the audio is that it is not only read by Mr. Elwes; it also features almost the entire cast, reading the comments that they contributed to his book.
The nice thing about having the print version is that it includes a section of behind-the-scene photos. I also like the makeup of the book, which is printed on slightly thicker paper than usual; imitating the weight of medieval parchment.
Truly inconceivable that this movie took 13 years to be made, had been considered “unfilmable” for as long, and would almost have been buried by botched marketing even after it had been produced. Thank Heaven for small mercies and the home video market.