Conflict

The Princess Bride

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Very often, the most satisfying motion pictures involve classic elements of drama: conflict, a quest, resolution and occasional bit of humor.  A tough mix to pull off in an engaging and believable manner.  Your correspondent is reminded of Huddie Ledbetter, also known as Leadbelly.  This oft neglected blues master once noted that there are three uses for the knife:  “You take a knife, you use it to cut the bread, so you’ll have straight to work; you use it to shave, so you’ll look nice for your lover; on discovering her with another, you use it to cut out her lying heart.”

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