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Title:
The Thomas Crown affair
Edition:
Wide screen and full screen
Publication Information:
[Los Angeles, CA] : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by MGM Home Entertainment, ©2005.
ISBN:
9780792840466

9780792867067
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (double-sided) (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital mono.; widescreen presentation aspect ratio 1.85:1, enhanced for 16x9 television; full screen format.
Target Audience:
MPAA rating: R; Canadian Home Video rating: Rated PG.
Series:
MGM DVD
Language:
English
Language Note:
In English with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
General Note:
Double-sided disc includes standard widescreen format on side A, (side one) and full screen format on side B (side two).

Special features: Audio commentary by director Norman Jewison; Theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Awards:
Winner, 1969 Golden Globe for Best Original Song--Michel Legrand (music), Alan Bergman (lyrics), Marilyn Bergman (lyrics); 1969 Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song--Michel Legrand (music), Alan Bergman (lyrics), Marilyn Bergman (lyrics).
Contents:
Logo/Title/Interview -- The wheeler dealer -- Puzzling out a plot -- Elevated bank heist -- The getaway -- Drop off/Pick up -- A toast to a genius -- Investigating beauty -- Pressing police -- Nothing to declare -- Swiss deposit -- Insurance pays -- Meeting Miss Vicki -- Betting on the green -- Earning her keep -- "The Windmills of Your Mind" -- Smoking out answers -- "What's his name?" -- Polo play -- Artful headhunting -- Finking on your man -- Hot-wired kidnapping -- Goodwill bribe -- Icy round three -- Castle/Chess/Mating -- Dune buggy romance -- Fighting back -- Turning up the heat -- "I can do it again!" -- "The last supper" -- Cemetery surprise -- End credits.
Abstract:
Thomas Crown is a rich, well-educated Boston businessman. He's very good at what he does, but business is apparently no longer enough of a challenge for him--he's bored to within an inch of his life. So Crown has adopted an interesting hobby--he robs banks. He robs banks with such intricate, elaborate, Rube Goldberg-esque plans that it is impossible to trace anything back to him. His sole pleasure in life is getting away with it all. Needless to say, neither the banks nor the Boston police appreciate Crown's hobby. Nor do the banks' insurers, who have to pay for it all. After the latest such, the insurance company brings in their big gun: investigator Vickie Anderson. She quickly homes in on Crown as the only person capable being the ringleader. She knows he did it. He knows he did it. We know he did it. But will she be able to prove he did it before he flees the country--and before she falls in love with him?
Added Uniform Title:
Container of (work): Thomas Crown affair (Motion picture : 1968)
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Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen) is a self-made Boston millionaire who masterminds a bank heist in hopes of leaving it all behind. Tired of being part of the Establishment, he has hopes of pulling off the caper and flying to Rio. Erwin Weaver (Jack Weston) leads the cast of crooks who never actually meet Crown but manage to pull off the robbery without a hitch. Crown deposits 3 million in a Swiss bank account, pays off the crooks, and waits for the insurance company to repay the bank for the loss. Eddy Malone (Paul Burke) is the savvy detective who helps insurance investigator Vicky Anderson (Faye Dunaway) find the mastermind behind the heist. Thomas Crown Affair became one of the first films to employ many split-screen images throughout its running time, as devised by editor Hal Ashby. Michel Legrand's score was nominated for an Academy Award, and the song The Windmills Of Your Mind, written by Legrand with Alan and Marilyn Bergman took home the coveted Oscar. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi