Movie Night Chat 9: The Thomas Crown Affair

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by omikron, Jul 29, 2021.

  1. omikron

    omikron Avid contributor to Paul McCartney's bank account Thread Starter

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    1968 version with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway

    or

    1999 version with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo

    Which do you like better and why?
     
  2. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident

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    I like them equally. The original has less plot (not much actually) but gets by on star power. The remake was surprisingly clever. Neither all that substantial, but they're entertaining.

    They should have used Dusty Springfield's version of 'Windmills'. Yeah, I know she cut it after the movie came out, but I never let those kind of details bother me...
     
  3. Andy Saunders

    Andy Saunders Forum Resident

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    Both are pretty darn good, however the original pips it because it was made in the Sixties.:D
     
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  4. omikron

    omikron Avid contributor to Paul McCartney's bank account Thread Starter

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    The sixties one has some slick camera work.

    The remake has some perkiness to it. :p:p


    Can't decide?

    Yaphet Kotto's tie is the tie breaker for sure.

    It is a winner.

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  5. AngusStanley

    AngusStanley Forum Resident

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    The original is crap.

    The remake is superb and possibly the best James Bond movie Brosnan never made.
     
  6. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

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    Like the original, love the remakes
     
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  7. The original stars Steve McQueen. What more has to be said?
     
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  8. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

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    love the remake.

    brosnan and russo are magical.

    denis leary is superb, no idea why he doesn't get more acting gigs.

    one of those things that when i'm switching channels and it is on....i stop and watch for awhile.
     
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  9. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident

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    That it also stars Faye Dunaway?
     
  10. omikron

    omikron Avid contributor to Paul McCartney's bank account Thread Starter

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    I love Steve McQueen films as much as the next guy but he really is out-acted by Faye Dunaway in this film. And that's not sayin' much.
     
  11. I especially like the silencer on a revolver.
    The "tech" department failed huge with this movie prop.

    Still, Yaphet is looking dapper in his tie.
    Is that paisley? I don't know what pattern it really is....Maybe artistic amoeba?
     
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  12. fr in sc

    fr in sc Forum Resident

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    The chess match in the original is what makes it a keeper.
     
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