Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Director: George Roy Hill Run Time: 111 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1969
Starring: Katharine Ross, Paul Newman, Robert Redford
After being nominated three times previously, Burt Bacharach finally won an Academy Award for the iconic song “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” from the soundtrack for BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID. In fact, Bachrach’s score, alongside the anachronistically modern performances of Newman and Redford, is part of what makes this outlaw western set at the end of the 1800s feel simultaneously like a period piece and a very contemporary film about the end of the 1960s.