Cinema: Canned Fizz

YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE Directed by Joseph Brooks Screenplay by Joseph Brooks

Joseph Brooks, the neophyte film maker responsible for this comedy, broke into show biz by scoring a few feature films (The Lords of Flatbush) and winning 21 awards as a Madison Avenue tunesmith. His most famous composition is You've Got a Lot to Live and Pepsi's Got a Lot to Give—a work that seems downright metaphysical when compared with You Light Up My Life, which has crept into the leading ten on Variety's list of top-grossing films.

As its title suggests, You Light Up My Life aspires to...

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