The Thomas Crown Affair

The Thomas Crown Affair is a 1968 film starring Steve McQueen as Thomas Crown and Faye Dunaway as Vicki Anderson. It is also a 1999 film starring Pierce Brosnan as Thomas Crown, and Rene Russo as Catherine Banning.

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1968 film

Thomas Crown, a young, handsome millionaire, pulls off the perfect crime by having four men rob a bank and dump the money in a trash can, which Crown retrieves later. Independent insurance investigator, Vicki Anderson, is contracted to investigate the heist. As she digs deeper into the case she begins to suspect Crown's involvement. In an attempt to get closer she begins seeing Crown socially.

The movie has the distinction of featuring the longest kiss in cinema history, with McQueen and Dunaway liplocked in one scene for 55 uninterrupted seconds.

Cast

Crew

The 1968 version of The Thomas Crown Affair was nominated for two Academy Awards for Original Music Score and Best Song. It won an Academy Award for Best Song with "Windmills of Your Mind" by Michel Legrand (music), Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman (lyrics).

1999 film

Thomas Crown, a self-made billionaire, is an adventurous businessman who savors a good challenge. Crown can get almost anything he wants without challenge: material items, women, etc. He crashes an expensive yacht and bets one hundred thousand dollars on a golf swing simply because he can. In a change from the 1968 film, Crown steals a painting by Monet valued at one hundred million dollars. The insurers of the artwork unleash insurance investigator Cartherine Banning to assist the police in solving the crime. From the beginning, Banning suspects Crown is behind the heist. The elaborate game of cat-and-mouse that ensues gives Crown exactly what he was seeking: a challenge.

Cast

Crew

In addition, the film ended with the remake of the Academy Award winning song "Windmills of Your Mind", sung by Sting.

External links

ja:華麗なる賭け sv:ventyraren Thomas Crown (1968)

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