The Princess Bride


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The Princess Bride, written by William Goldman.

I often wonder, if I have to choose a composer to do music for a book I have written, who would I choose? There are some big names out there - Ennio Morricone, Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Danny Elfman, (James Horner – rest in peace). Yet the composer I might choose, who is right up there on my list of favourites, is Mark Knopfler.

One of the most notable things about the music of Dire Straits through the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s was the precision of the performance of the pieces produced by Mark Knopfler. Whilst his voice and style added a unique element, the music and how it was played grabbed people. It was very neat.

Mark Knopfler went on to create the musical score for several movies including cult classic The Princess Bride.  It was impossible not to love the book and the movie. It was equally impossible not to love the music.

If you haven’t read the book, read it! If you prefer, see the movie – it’s wonderful and quite hilarious. And the music… If you like movie music, this is a must have.



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