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The Thomas Crown Affair
Crime does pay. Handsomely.
A very rich and successful playboy amuses himself by stealing artwork, but may have met his match in a seductive detective.
The first 20 minutes are jaw-droppingly beautiful, cutting between innocuous business dealings and the careful execution of an art heist that makes the crowded realms of executive rooms seem more chaotic, making Thomas Crown seem caged-in until he takes his rightful place in the scene of a challenge. The breezy, jazzy tone carries through Crown's subsequent pas de deux with the insurance investigator who presents him with "a worthy adversary." The final stretch's melancholic slow-down feels a bit too much like premature petering out (at least until the rousing final setpiece), but even the slower bits have a warm grace to them. It's a work of great delicacy, not as complex as McTiernan works like Predator or his Die Hards, but so perfect in its lightness that hardly seems a quibble.
Not the Steve McQueen original but the John Mctiernan directed remake from 1999.
Is it as good? Is it fuck.
However,it is very entertaining. Nice touch with Faye Dunaway in a cameo and Rene Russo getting her raspberry ripples out. Brosnan takes great pleasure in playing the rich boy philanthropist but he isn't STEVE FUCKING MCQUEEN.
Only in my mind is this film a cult classic. Overheated, ridiculous, stupid, absurd, nonsensical and unintentionally hilarious. This polished turd has it all.
This remake is my cinematic sin. My guilty pleasure. I have inexplicably seen this film more times than many truly great films. I can quote the whole film. Sometimes I will be at a restaurant kicking it and I will think of "The Thomas Crown Affair" and start laughing. This is the life I have chosen for myself.
A childhood favorite that I have an increased appreciation for. Seen it more times then I can count and yet every time I watch it I get swept up in the breathless affair.
I don't know what it is about this movie, but every time I watch it (which happens all too frequently) I just get stupid, giddy happy.
Also, one day I'll be able to afford to get all my clothes custom tailored, right?
Essentially a bourgeois romance disguised as a heist movie, a police procedural, and an upper-class cat and mouse game. This is nifty because we get many of the best elements of each in one entertaining package. Pierce Brosnan plays the titular Thomas Crown, a stinkin' rich business man with a thing for stealing great art - for fun, apparently. Rene Russo is the insurance agent after the $100,000,000 Monet he just fleeced from the Met. The story is quite an interesting one, since, much to the police's chagrin, Russo admits to Brosnan immediately that he is a suspect and begins a relationship with him in search of info about the painting. With the cards on the table from the beginning,…
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I wish I were Rene Russo
I desperately want to be Rene Russo from this film...
En film i min smak. Ska nog se orginalet också.
Break this man out of jail.
Still holds up as an entertaining, fun, and sexy ride. One of the few times the remake turned out to be much better than the original.
Since Rebecca loves to watch the same movies over and over, I have actually watched this three times this month alone! The last time was for her birthday -- awww! Sometimes we don't make it past some of the steamier scenes, so I'd strongly suggest adding this to your couples list if you haven't seen it yet.
nem az a film, amin sokat kellene matekozni fejben, de mégis szórakoztató, pörgős cselekménnyel, jóféle románccal.
I just love this film. McTiernan is one of the best contemporary American filmmakers.
I'm not going to lie - I wouldn't mind this happening to me.
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Have yet to see A Brighter Summer Day
50 instead of 20, as…