Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thomas Crown

Watched the 1968 version of "The Thomas Crown Affair" with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. It was good - you have to bear in mind this was made in the 1960s.

I have seen the 1999 version with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo. That was nice in its own way too.

Invariably one is drawn toward comparisons. Pierce Brosnan fits into the image of a bored millionaire much better than Steve McQueen. Faye Dunaway got on my nerves - maybe it is the acting style of the 60s - but I prefer Russo.

Didn't much care for the ending of the '99 version - and the very last dialogue - for want of a better word - was totally cheap. Look at the perfect, elegant ending of the '68 version:

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