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Princess Bride

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Laced with almost metaphysically challenging guitar work and laden with rich, full-orchestral arrangements, The Princess Bride soundtrack qualifies as one of Mark Knopfler's cinematic triumphs. Romantically lyrical melodies like "I Will Never Love Again" contrast brightly with fun frolics like "The Friends' Song" and edgy mood pieces like "The Cliffs of Insanity." While most soundtracks are really just compilations of hits or variations on a single theme, Knopfler's play more like symphonies, each movement as fulfilling as the last. Though The Princess Bride doesn't quite carry off the emotional impact of Local Hero or Cal, it does offer up some terrific music and one good love song, Willy Deville's "Storybook Love." --L.A. Smith
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: January 1, 1987
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • ASIN: B000002LCB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,895 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The soundtrack is an integral part of a movie. Music helps intensify and brighten images and action that take place upon the screen. Many times purchasing the soundtrack turns into a disappointment because no connection was made between the music on the soundtrack and the movie. That is definitely not the case with Mark Knopfler's musical score for "The Princess Bride". Knopfler, as a composer, has an incredible knack of capturing images in his music.
The music in the movie is barely noticeable. It doesn't detract from the movie at all. You won't notice how much of an impact that it does have until you hear the music on its own without the movie playing over it. If you have seen the movie only once, the songs on this soundtrack will conjure the images from the movie. You can almost hear Fezzik and Inigo exchanging rhymes on "The Friend's Song", and the daring climb on "The Cliffs of Insanity".
As you listen to the soundtrack, you'll be seeing the movie in your mind. There are few soundtracks that are so intertwined with the movie that they can elicit such imagery. Knopfler is able to pull off that feat. If you liked the movie, the soundtrack is definitely worth it.
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Although ostentatiously "80's" with its use of synthesizers, the soundtrack for the hysterical movie and brilliant novel, "The Princess Bride" is a treasure. The music, so perfectly composed for the film, evokes memories of every single action. While listening to the opening strains, one can imagine, nearly in perfect sync with the movie, Westley saying, "As you wish." While listening to the swordfight, one recalls every slash, parry and thrust (not to mention every quip, swing and switch.). "The Princess Bride" plays like a silent film's orchestration, galloping hoofbeats, trumpeting the hero, flitting alongside Buttercup. The CD is a perfect way to "watch the movie" in the office or in the car, no matter how "incontheivable" such a proposition may seem. Enjoy...or prepare to die.
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By A Customer on February 6, 2001
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I work in a very upscale, la-de-da art gallery. We get wealthy buyers, weird artsy affected types, and old people...lots of old people. My boss insists on instramental music being on at all times. I just can not take some of the CD's he has brought in though. So along comes The Princess Bride Soundtrack. It is a God send! Every day I pop in Mark Knopfler and drift through the day with music I can stand to listen to. This CD has saved my sanity and alowed me to squeek by at work with out listing to boring, heavy instramental CD's for hours on end. If only Knopfler made more instamental works like this!
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By Jayne Cary on February 13, 2000
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This has got to be one of the very best soundtracks that I have ever heard. It fits perfectly with the movie. Florin Dance is so much fun to listen to! I can't help but tap my feet whenever it is playing. If you are into the middle ages or that type of music than you have to get this soundtrack. And even if you haven't you should get this CD. It is truly wonderful!
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By A Customer on March 30, 2002
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This is a wonderful movie with a wonderful soundtrack. THe ups and downs are captured perfectly. The best part of it is Storybook love by Willy DeVille. Just a beautiful song, so beautiful in fact that we will be using it at our July wedding:)
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By A Customer on April 25, 2002
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The love songs on this album are beautiful, enough to make my heart melt. They capture the true beauty of the love portrayed in the movie. The fight songs are thrilling and the friends and dance songs are joyous, making all want to stand up and dance.
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I loved this cd immediately, even before seeing the movie (which is also quite good, a cute love story) The song, STORY BOOK LOVE, is going to be the first song my husband and I dance to at our wedding reception in June. Its a beautiful and powerful piece!
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This music is beautiful. I rate it 5 stars because each song has a different kind of beauty in it, but each is similarly enchanting. When you play this music and close your eyes you can basically watch the movie in your head. If you loved the movie, you will love this music. I can't get enough of it.
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