A to Z Challenge “P” The Princess Bride “Storybook Love” #AtoZChallenge #ThePrincessBride

I’ve joined in for the A to Z challenge this year which runs from April 1st to the 30th. My choice of theme is Music from Favorite Films. I’ll be sharing the songs in order of film title and will write a little about my thoughts on the movie as well.

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The Princess Bride is a classic fairy tale adventure which shares a story within a story. It begins with a sick grandson (Fred Savage) and his grandfather (Peter Falk) who reads him the story The Princess Bride by William Goldman.

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As the story is told, we’re introduced to Wesley (Cary Elwes), a young farm boy, and Buttercup (Robin Wright), his one true love. There isn’t anything Wesley wouldn’t do for Buttercup.

Buttercup: “Farm boy, polish my horse’s saddle. I want to see my face shining in it by morning.”

Westley: “As you wish.”

Buttercup: “Farm boy, fill these with water – please.”

Westley: “As you wish.”

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Because Wesley is poor, he leaves on a ship to seek wealth for his marriage to Buttercup. Not long after, Buttercup receives the news that his ship was attacked by the Dread Pirate Robert’s and Wesley was apparently killed.

Buttercup: “I will never love again.”

Years pass and now Buttercup is due to marry Prince Humperdinck, but she still longs for Wesley. Right before the wedding, Buttercup is kidnapped by a group of criminals. Simultaneously, they’re being pursued by the man in black and Prince Humperdinck with his soldiers. The question is: Who will get to Buttercup first?

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I’m always shocked when someone tells me they haven’t seen The Princess Bride. This is definitely a nostalgic movie, but it’s certainly much more than that. Action, adventure, fantasy, comedy, science-fiction, romance, revenge–this movie has it all. The story isn’t just about Wesley and Buttercup either, but also includes a subplot with one of the kidnappers who wishes to avenge his father’s death against a six-fingered man.

There are multiple, inspiring life lessons in the movie from perseverance, to love can conquer all. This is truly an all-time favorite; it’s timeless and still enchants me, and it’s a family movie that everyone can enjoy. 


My song choice from The Princess Bride is “Storybook Love” by Mark Knopfler and Willy Deville. This song plays during the final credits.

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Lyrics:

Come my love, I’ll tell you a tale
of a boy and girl and their love story
and how he loved her oh, so much,
and all the charms she did possess.

Now this did happen once upon a time
When things were not so complex.
And how he worshipped the ground she walked on.
When he looked in her eyes, he became obsessed.

My love is like a storybook story.
But it’s as real as the feelings I feel.
My love is like a storybook story.
But it’s as real as the feelings I feel;
it’s as real as the feelings I feel

This love was stronger than the powers so dark,
A prince could have within his keeping;
His spells to weave and steal a heart
Within her breast, but only sleeping.

My love is like a storybook story.
But it’s as real as the feelings I feel.
My love is like a storybook story.
But it’s as real as the feelings I feel;
it’s as real as the feelings I feel

He said, “Don’t you know I love you oh, so much,
And lay my heart at the foot of your dress?”
She said, “Don’t you know that storybook loves
Always have a happy ending?”

Then he swooped her up, just like in the books,
And on his stallion they rode away.

My love is like a storybook story.
But it’s as real as the feelings I feel.
My love is like a storybook story.
But it’s as real as the feelings I feel;
it’s as real as the feelings I feel


Thank for checking out my A to Z challenge. Are you a fan of The Princess Bride? Let’s chat in the comments section below. Have a great week!

❤ Mischenko

16 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge “P” The Princess Bride “Storybook Love” #AtoZChallenge #ThePrincessBride

  1. starjustin

    I have to tell you(yikes!) that I haven’t seen this movie yet. Lol. Why is that, considering the grandkids have me watch everything at least 3 times. I think the song and lyrics are beautifully done. Thx for sharing this! 🙂❤️

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  2. I can’t believe it when someone says they haven’t seen this one. It is definitely a classic. I bought my DIL the DVR of this one when she was still only dating my son because it was her favourite movie ever. I love this song. I haven’t heard it for so long. Great memory.

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