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Burt Bacharach
Composer, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Director Roy George Hill abruptly annihilates the nostalgia with a scat-singing sound track by Burt Bacharach at his most cacophanous. Coupled with a mod love song, Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head... the score makes the film as absurd and anachronistic as the celebrated Smothers Brothers cowboy who played the kerosene-powered guitar.
Composer, Lost Horizon (1972)
One major trouble is that few of this cast can sing, and the songs have lyrics of awful banality and tunes to match.
(Patrick Gibbs, Daily Telegraph)
As uplifting as a whalebone bra — and just as dated. There are a dozen songs by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, which are so pitifully pedestrian it’s doubtful that they’d sound good even if the actors could sing, which they can’t.
(Arthur Cooper, Newsweek)
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