New Movies: The Thomas Crown Affair

The Thomas Crown Affair

"Fashion can be bought," said one-time Vogue Editor Edna Woolman Chase. "Style one must possess." The Thomas Crown Affair has spent millions on fashion; Faye Dunaway makes 31 smashing costume changes, while Steve McQueen appears in $350 suits and consults a $2,250 Patek Philippe watch. The screen that exhibits them is a flashy replay of Expo 67 techniques, fragmenting into scores of tiny separate images like a mint sheet of stamps, or simultaneously showing five characters in five different places.

If style could be purchased, Norman Jewison, normally a...

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