Stop The World–I Want To Get Off (1966)

PHILIP SAVILLE

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5

United Kingdom, 1966.  Warner Bros..  Based on the book of the musical play by , , with additional material by , , .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by , .  Film Editing by .  

This disappointing adaptation of the hit musical play keeps the show within the view of one sound stage and throws a couple of cameras at the action. This was probably meant as an experiment in minimalist filmmaking, but the direction lacks enough imagination to really pull it off successfully.  plays the Everyman who searches the entire planet for the Everyman’s dream life: a beautiful wife, a good job and a regular family. plays the muse who embodies the dream wife in four different world cultures. The songs by Alan and Marilyn Bergman are sometimes lovely, sometimes grating, but never given their justice by the performers or the settings.

Academy Award Nomination:  Best Scoring of Music-Adaptation or Treatment

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