Thomas Crown Affair
this is supposedly steve mcqueen’s favorite of all the films he was in; it’s probably my least favorite. it’s over-directed and the story isn’t as good as it is in the remake. generally i prefer the original versions of films, but this is an exception. the primary difference between the two is the tone. the remake is more playful and quickly paced, whereas this version is more artistic, expressive and pensively paced. sometimes that’s a good thing, and sometimes it doesn’t work out so well. the theme song is probably the best part of the film. jewison is normally pretty reliable, but this picture was relatively dull.