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Leslie Bricusse
Composer, lyricist Goodbye Mr Chips (1969)
An overblown version with songs where they are not needed (and Leslie Bricusse's songs are never needed).
(Pauline Kael, New Yorker)
The music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse conquer new depths of ineptitude, and having these nonsongs done mostly in voice-over as interior monologues adds pretentiousness to their basic awfulness.
(John Simon, National Review)
A lot of sentimental, dewy-eyed old muck. I guess you could call it a musical, although to insinuate that Leslie Bricusse's plodding score is merely dreadful would be an act of charity.
(Rex Reed)
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