1991’s Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was one of my favorite movies growing up. I never tired of watching the fearless Robin Hood (played very well by Kevin Costner in my opinion) finally defeat the vile Sheriff of Nottingham (played by the late Alan Rickman, RIP), to rescue his true love, the lady Marian (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio)
Marian and Robin
As I grew older, however, I found myself more and more drawn to the music of this film, and how it enhanced the drama on the screen (as all good film scores do). Michael Kamen gives a relatively short talk about the score, how he developed it, and there’s some neat insight into the recording process. I was so sad to learn that this gifted composer died in 2003. Please enjoy.
If you’d like to learn more about the film scores of Michael Kamen, see here
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