Rain Drops Keep Falling Upon My Head–40th Anniversity of The Release of Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid

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On October 24, 1969 the movie Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid was released in the United States of America.


Here is one of my favorite clips from the movie:

Rain Drops keep falling on my head


The Making Of Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid – (Full Program)


Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid


Background Articles and Videos


 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

“…Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film that tells the story of bank robbers Butch Cassidy (played by Paul Newman) and his partner The Sundance Kid (played by Robert Redford), based loosely on historical fact.

The film was directed by George Roy Hill and produced at 20th Century Fox by John Foreman from a screenplay by William Goldman. The music score was by Burt Bacharach with song lyrics by Hal David. Along with Newman and Redford, the film stars Katharine Ross as Etta Place, and features Strother Martin, Henry Jones, Jeff Corey, Sam Elliott, Cloris Leachman, Ted Cassidy, Kenneth Mars and Donnelly Rhodes.

With a box office of over US$100 million (equivalent to over $500 million in 2009 dollars[3]), it was the top grossing film of the year.[2] At the 42nd Academy Awards in 1970 the film won Oscars in four of the seven categories within which it had been nominated, including awards for its screenplay and cinematography. At the 24th British Academy Film Awards, the film received nine awards including Best Film. Years later, the film has been recognized on a half dozen of the American Film Institute’s AFI 100 Years… series lists, including both editions of the “100 Years… 100 Movies” lists; it has been part of the United States National Film Registry since 2003.

The film was originally rated M by the Motion Picture Association of America. It was re-rated PG when 20th Century Fox re-released the film in 1974. …”


The film won Academy Awards for Best Cinematography, Best Music, Original Score for a Motion Picture (not a Musical), Best Music, Song (Burt Bacharach and Hal David for “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”), and Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Material Not Previously Published or Produced. It was nominated for Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Sound.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid also won numerous British Academy Film Awards, including Best Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Actor (won by Redford though Newman was also nominated), and Best Actress for Katharine Ross, among others.

William Goldman won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay.

In 2003, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

The American Film Institute included the film on several of its AFI 100 Years… series lists:

  • AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movies #50
  • AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) #73
  • AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Thrills #54
  • AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Heroes and Villains #20 on the heroes list (for Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid)
  • AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Songs #23 (for “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”)
  • AFI’s 10 Top 10 #7 among Western[6][7]  …”





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