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What's New Pussycat? (1965 Film)
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Burt Bacharach put aside the drama of his work with Dionne Warwick for a romp through the sex farce that made Woody Allen a hit screenwriter. The giddy playfulness and tongue-in-cheek sensuality of the music is put aside o... more »
Burt Bacharach put aside the drama of his work with Dionne Warwick for a romp through the sex farce that made Woody Allen a hit screenwriter. The giddy playfulness and tongue-in-cheek sensuality of the music is put aside only once, for Warwick's "Here I Am." Other songs, of course, include Tom Jones's title tune and Manfred Mann's read of "My Little Red Book," which inspired Love's hit version the next year. One caveat: even with two versions of "Book," the total audio playing time is just under half an hour. Still, this is a rich period piece. --Rickey Wright
What Is New Pussycat?
gobirds2 | New England | 10/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Note: this review is for the SOUNDTRACK, not the video!This is a great 1960's score from composer Burt Bacharach. The main title song sung by Tom Jones and composed by Bacharach and Hal David is a classic. Bacharach's music perfectly goes with the story of Peter O'Toole, as a troubled fashion editor, who visits psychiatrist Peter Sellers for help with his fanciful and complicated love life (Romy Schneider, Paula Prentiss and Capucine). However, Sellers has problems of his own and at time the roles become reversed. Ursula Andress also drops into the fray. Woody Allen is present in what I believe is his first film as both actor and writer. The film shifts back and forth from sophisticated comedy to slapstick, as does the music. I always liked this funny and outlandish album and movie. The original artwork was retained for this CD. Bacharach's companion score for Peter Sellers and "AFTER THE FOX" is also equally good if not better."
Maybe the archetypal 60s movie?
Michael J Edelman | Huntington Woods, MI USA | 06/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When Mike Myers wrote the first Austin Powers script, surely he had to be thinking of two films of the 60s: "Casino Royale" and "What's New Pussycat". They're overwhelmingly silly, just a bit risque for the times, and make no sense whatsoever. Yes, there's always the suggestion of some sort of a plot, but nothing that would get in the way of the action. Whatever the story, pretty soon everyone is running around in circles chasing everyone else, great quantities of soap bubbles are coming out of womewhere, girls are losing bikini tops and a Bacharach and David song is playing in the background. What makes "What's New Pussycat" better than most is of course the contribution of a rather young Woody Allen to the script and the cast. It's inspired silliness and great fun."