Mark Knopfler, The Princess Bride [OST] (1987)
Funny, I love all the Mark Knopfler soundtrack work – and in some cases (Cal) it has made me hunt out the film just because of the music; because of a connection to the music – a need then to see how that music was actually intended; to hear it in context. But with The Princess Bride I far prefer the film to the soundtrack album – or for that matter the book (I really didn’t find the book to be all that special; apart from, you know, most obviously the fact that it was the source material). The music that Knopfler created for the film fits; it’s perfect. But I don’t get as in to it as I do/did with Cal and Last Exit To Brooklyn and particularly Local Hero. Those are the ones for me. This comes after. That said it was neat hearing Willy DeVille do his thing with Storybook Love and that still stands out as a high point. And, whenever I do listen to this soundtrack album – not all that often these days – I am reminded of a film that meant so much to me; one of the influential and formative films of my upbringing. So that’s something right? Means the soundtrack is – in that sense – still doing its job correctly.
Sample Track: Once Upon A Time…Storybook Love
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