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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.
The opening twenty minutes of the film seem to promise a stylish, smartly constructed thriller, filled with suavely dressed guys in suits slickly out manoeuvring the law. Of course Steve McQueen is the smoothest looking of them all, the playboy ring leader who plans it all from his ivory tower and sits back to count the cool $2.5m once it is time to collect.
McQueen is cast as the perfect little Action Man figure, beautifully photographed and dressed in the latest summer/spring collection from 68. It's McQueen in a suit, McQueen in a jumper, in a sailing jacket, riding a glider, on a horse, shooting along the sandy beeches in his little red buggy. We all know the man looks…
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One of those times where I'm ashamed to admit that I've watched the remake, possibly several times, before ever seeing the original. To be fair The Thomas Crown Affair is more cult then classic as it was only moderately successful with mixed critical reviews though.
It's easy to figure out where the mixed reviews come from as the film is clearly a case of style over substance, arguably a dated style, but damn it what style! From it's over use of split screens, to making me believe that Faye Dunaway is in fact the most attractive woman on the face of the planet in her introduction to somehow making a chess game seem like the…
I started The Thomas Crown Affair expecting very little. I didn't really know too much about it, except that it starred Steve McQueen (who I'd never seen in a film) and Faye Dunaway (who I enjoy). From the very first few moments of the film, all hopes of a good experience were dashed.
The film opens with the robbery of a Boston bank, orchestrated by millionaire Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen). This sequence is aided by a series of split screens which serve little but to make it all rather confusing.
He seems to get away with the crime, but Vicki Anderson (Faye Dunaway), the most stylish and attractive insurance investigator to have ever lived, is on to him.
So much talent in this production.
Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Norman Jewison, Hal Ashby, and Haskell Wexler just to name a few.
This is a VERY late 60's / early 70's film, but not too much in a bad way. There are a few scenes with McQueen in a dune buggy that reminded me of THE MECHANIC (not in a good way), but the score is totally of its time. The fashion is immediately identifiable, the split screen is over used, but employed well. This movie is the remake do OCEANS 11, 25 years early.
McQueen is a millionaire bored playboy that is a thrill seeker. His latest project is being the mastermind behind a huge bank robbery. Faye Dunaway…
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…
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A fun caper movie built around a couple of great performances from McQueen and Dunaway who genuinely seem to be having a lot of fun.
One of those harmless caper films where the only point is how good-looking the two leads are.
But with Faye Dunaway as one of those leads, somehow that's enough. Only a year after her luminous performance in "Bonnie and Clyde," she had already begun to lose that gauzy feminine glamour (or maybe she was just lit extremely well in that film) and acquire that sharper, diamond-jawed and intimidating haughtiness that would make her such a great ball-buster in later films (and which made her kind of scary as well), but she was still knock-out enough to make this film easy enough to sit through. And the ladies get Steve McQueen, not too hard on the eyes himself. I wasn't even…
I really like Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway but this film proves that neither actor's charisma can work miracles. Despite all the screen time spent with their "characters," it felt like there were no characters in the movie.
The initial robbery was pretty cool but the best moments are the hilarious ones: The absurdly protracted "McQueen exiting a glider" sequence, the pensive "McQueen doing some soul searching in his dune buggie" sequence and the what-the-fuck sexy chess match during which I'm pretty sure McQueen makes an illegal move.
I don't know who Dunaway's hair dresser was, but he or she was likely murdered by a disgruntled client at some point. You can only get away with hair crimes that flagrant for so long before you get what's coming to you.
Best Supporting Actor goes to Split Screen.
Steve McQueen is just the OG cool dude. Faye Dunaway can kick my ass and I'd probably thank her. A sexy, thrilling movie.
McQueen was superhumanly cool in this. I remember reading issues of the Vogue style issue years back and seeing guys like Pharrell Williams and random heirs (Lapo Elkann types) mention Steve McQueen as their "style icon", and they're absolutely right. Steve McQueen in this movie is the definition of swagger. Also features Faye Dunaway at her hottest, and some nifty editing and split-screen technique.
One of the few cases where the remake is actually better and funnier than the original. McQueen and Dunaway have zero chemistry, sharing one of the most embarrasing love scenes in the history of cinema.
60-as évek. Nem a pénz a lényeg. Faye Dunaway.
A pretty fun caper flick with the always charming and enjoyable Steve McQueen. Much better than the remake with Pierce Brosnan, but still kind of lacking.
This was incredible. Beautifully shot by Haskell Wexler and well-acted by Dunaway and McQueen.
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