Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
The Thomas Crown Affair
He was young, handsome, a millionaire - and he'd just pulled off the perfect crime! She was young, beautiful, a super sleuth - sent to investigate it!
The young businessman Thomas Crown is bored and decides to plan a robbery and assigns a professional agent with the right information to the job. However Crown is soon betrayed yet cannot blow his cover because he’s in love.
There's a real fun vibe about the opening of The Thomas Crown Affair; the multiple split screen, the well crafted heist (both visually and technically,) then bubbly personality of Dunaway, the taciturn cool of McQueen and then it just seems to flatline. The cat and mouse game between criminal mastermind and insurance investigator doubling as a war of the sexes and a not so subtle flirtation very quickly becomes a snoozefest despite the best efforts of the clothes horse/style icon/actor fresh from her Bonnie & Clyde outfit success, Faye Dunaway, and Steve Mcqueen, arguably the coolest man ever to come from the United States of America.
If ever there was a man who could challenge the cinematic cool of Belmondo and…
Συγκρίνουν Γκοσλινγκ με Μακούην.
Βλέπεις ταινία του δεύτερου.
Norman Jewison is a great director of actors. He's brought incredible, Oscar-nominated and winning performances from actors as varied as Denzel Washington, Cher, Anne Bancroft and Al Pacino, among others. One of the more surprising aspects of his crime romance The Thomas Crown Affair is how well he is at directing action sequences as well. Opening with an intense, highly-stylized heist scene, Crown kicks off with a great start.
Unfortunately, things take a turn for the meandering as the film quiets down after this and focuses instead on the relationship between the heist orchestrator Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen) and Vicki Anderson (Faye Dunaway), the insurance investigator assigned to go after him. While McQueen and Dunaway have a palpable chemistry that…
On paper, this looks like a clear winner. A playful caper guided by a proven director, with crackling sexual tension between two of the more iconic stars of the '60s/'70s? All the pieces are there to assemble a complete package. And yet, Norman Jewison's 1968 film never really fits together in any meaningful way. Faye Dunaway plays an insurance investigator hired to track down the culprit behind a major bank heist. Eventually she determines the mastermind behind the crime, played by Steve McQueen. As she continues to investigate, however, she starts to fall in love with the wealthy thief. There isn't much of a script here, and Jewison tries to compensate for that absence with an abundance of flashy direction.…
Η αποθέωση του cool. Πάντα ήθελα να γίνω τόσο κουλ και άνετος και γαματος στα 40 μου όσο ήταν ο ΜακΚουιν σ αυτήν την ταινία. Έχω 14 χρονια ακόμα. Δεν νομίζω να πλησιάσω καν.
So many split screens.
The Windmills Of Your Mind.
So many split screens.
Insanely cool. Almost absurdly cool. In the middle of the film, Steve McQueen could have said that he needed to take a horrifying dump and this would still be one of the coolest movies you'll ever see.
Intriguing yet simple story of a high-stakes romance. Erotic chess!
First time watching all the way through, I think (can't be totally certain), and while the Brosnan/Russo remake is a superior film the sparks flying between McQueen and Dunaway in this original are more often than not smoldering beyond belief. There are moments of magic here, enough to make watching certainly worthwhile.
Steve McQueen is the arrogant, ultra-wealthy industrialist who turns to bank robbery out of boredom. Faye Dunaway is the arrogant, somewhat-wealthy insurance investigator who tries to bring him down. They play chess. They ride around in lots of vehicles. Sometimes split-screen is employed to great effect (the robberies are pretty good, Yaphet Kotto FTW). Mostly who gives a shit. Sorry, Haskell.
Entertaining but for the most part unmemorable.
This is a note for my own records: Viewed - Playhouse Cinema, Aberdeen
Double Bill with 'The Graduate'
All style, no substance and a complete yawner to boot. I usually like McQueen and Dunaway, but the characters they play just aren't likeable. Dunaway's character is at least interesting but not sympathetic. The whole thing seems so shallow but at least the split-screens gave it some energy at moments. The whole middle section just sits there lifelessly. Major disappointment for me as I was wanting to see this for a while.
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