February 23, 2018

THOMAS CROWN BLU

New release: Kino Lorber has just released a new 50th anniversary edition of the heist classic, The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), starring Steve McQueen (Great Escape, Magnificent Seven, Bullitt) and Faye Dunaway (Chinatown, Bonnie and Clyde, Three Days of the Condor). For Spy Vibers interested in the style of the era, you can't get much better than this film's cool cocktail of fashion, Ferraris, and score by Michel Legrand (Who Are You, Polly Maggoo?, Ice Station Zebra, Le Mans). From the press release: "Brand New 4K Restoration! "Every crime has a personality, something like the mind that planned it," says Vicki Anderson (Faye Dunaway, Network, Chinatown), the sleek insurance investigator trying to figure out the intellect behind a bank robbery so stunning, it has Boston's finest completely baffled. Sophisticated, handsome Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen, The Getaway, Bullitt) has only one worry--what persona he will take on tomorrow. But when the genius rogue pulls off a crime-of-the-century bank heist and finds himself pitted against a nemesis as powerful as he is, his devil-may-care attitude hurls him into an edge-of-your-seat game of intrigue and suspense. The Thomas Crown Affair has all the dazzling personality of the intriguing crime it portrays. The great Norman Jewison (In the Heat of the Night, Rollerball) directed this classic sexy thriller featuring top-notch cinematography by Haskell Wexler (The Conversation) and score by Michel Legrand (Summer of ‘42)." Blu-ray extras: interview with director, interview with title designer, on-set featurette, trailer, and two commentary tracks. Check it out- you'll never look at a chess board the same way again (no spoilers)! More info at Amazon. Enjoy!


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1 comment:

  1. "Windmills of your Mind" is one of the best pop song interludes ever stuck into a movie, and is the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of this film. Chrysta Bell, who starred in Twin Peaks: The Return as Special Agent Tammy Preston last year, has a fantastic cover of this song in her repertoire. I like this movie a lot for its style, I just found the ending a little too open ended when I saw it. Maybe a more mature rewatch would serve me well. I sure love the two leads!

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