Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Classic Trailers: THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR (1968)

     The original, not the remake. Classic film from Norman Jewison, starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. The film contains some blistering cinematography from the great Haskell Wexler and a jazzy soundtrack from Micahel Legrand. McQueen stars as Thomas Crown, a bank executive who never has enough. Playboy, millionaire, adventure seeker. He hires a group of men, that have never had a clear look at him or cleanly heard his voice, to rob a Boston bank in the middle of the day. The robbery is a success and the police begin there search with the help of insurance investigator Vicki Anderson (Faye Dunaway). What is really great about the film is that when Vicki meets with Thomas, he tells him straight up she knows he is behind the robbery, but his arrogance and aggressive competitive nature causes him to have no fear and attempt another robbery. The man has it all, but is so competitive and has to prove to himself he can do it. He does not know when to stop. It is almost as if he is bored and enjoys the thrill of it all. The ending, right up to the last frame, is great and left me really enjoying the whole film. And McQueen is a badass, as always.They do not make them like this anymore. Here is the fast paced, fantastic trailer. Enjoy.

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