Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mr. Crown

The dune buggy photos of Jude Law in the Dunhill advertising made me think of The Thomas Crown Affair. Not the 1999 remake with Pierce Brosnan and Renee Russo, although I like that one too, but the 1968 original version that starred Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway. While most of Faye's costumes and hairstyles look pretty dated, Steve McQueen and his handsome bespoke suits still look fabulous today. The same can't be said of the short shorts he's sporting above but I'll let those slide since I don't mind looking at his legs! I first saw this film when I lived in Beacon Hill in Boston and I used to love walking by Thomas Crown's house at 85 Mt. Vernon Street. The interiors were shot on a sound stage but also surprisingly don't look that dated either. Wish the same could be said of today's movies!












Photos from Google

23 comments:

Modern Traditionalist said...

HC,
This is my boyfriend's favorite film. It doesn't get any better than Steve McQueen. Hot Man Candy indeed!

MT

Belle on Heels said...

love, love, LOVE the original thomas crown affair! and honestly, even if they are dated, i still drool over faye's outfits!

La Maison Fou said...

Love this one too;
Her woardrobe is not too dated, I still see the boots, creams sported today, as for Steve,...well he is timeless.
So, it would be nice to see more of this today.
Leslie

pinknest said...

Love this movie, and love the clothes. Even in the newer version, Rene Russo had a lot of nice turtlenecks and boots! Hahaha.

Starfish and Sundresses said...

This is my absolute favorite movie, glad you're a fan as well!

Bow Tie Guy said...

As ModTrad put it...it does not get any better than this. Steve McQueen looks like he could be walking the streets today, which proves the longevity of classic well made clothing. Well done HC! Now I will have "The Windmills of Your Mind" stuck in my head.

BTG

the NEO-traditionalist said...

Loving their super chic wardrobes. Looks like I need to rent this... XX Kate

Paula Grace Designs said...

Hi Heather,

I love this movie! It is a classic. Faye Dunaway looks lovely and Steve ~ yum!

OMG! What a great use of pipes. Now that is repurposing to its a finest!

Hey, I wanted to let you know about a new party I am hosting on Tuesdays. Its called Timeless Tuesday. It begins February 2nd. The party is about classics in many areas ~ interior design, fashion, movie sets, cooking and entertaining....even trends that folks would like to see beome timeless classics. I'd love for you to participate. I think it will be a wealth of information in one place plus your blog is one of my classics.

Here's the link to the post I wrote telling everyone about it ~ http://paulagracedesigns.blogspot.com/2010/01/timeless-tuesday.html.

I hope you and your readers join in the fun!

Paula Grace ~

Simply Luxurious said...

Have yet to see the original, but enjoyed Rene Russo's version. Guess what I'll be renting this weekend? Thanks for the preview!

red ticking said...

steve is one handsome man and what a talent...
faye is pretty darn cool too... look at her rock it...
legends... wow.

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

I think I'll rent this this weekend! Thanks for reminding me what a great movie it is. Always love your interesting posts.

Karena said...

I must rent this!! I had forgotten how wonderful it is!

jones said...

I don't anyone has ever filled Steve McQueen boots--such cooooooool. Faye D.'s wardrobe is definitely dated--but to perfection. Thanks for the reminder. Mary

Cashon&Co said...

These stills are just incredible. They are both so stylish! Wow. And that car too. she's pretty gorgeous. Great post.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

one of my all-time favorite movies. Faye is so GORGEOUS, as is the film in general. The remake is fun and all but can't compare to the original!

Casey said...

I liked the Pierce Brosnan version better.

Maya said...

Love the beach shots! I don't remember them being on the beach in the remake..., have to check.

Maya @ Completely Coastal

thelennoxx said...

I haven't seen that movie, but after seeing these beautiful screen shots, I definitely want to!

Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, Interiors said...

I loved this film. For many reasons. The plot, the clothes, and it was film in my city of Boston, a few doors down from where I live. Oh what a couple they made in this movie. I am going try and get this up on FIOS. Love this post!

Alice Olive said...

One of my favourite films too. I think Faye is still extremely stylish, despite the passage of time. I think it's more her make-up which looks dated to me.

Steve, yes. Steve.

(PS - Renee's clothes in the remake are THE reason I watch the remake over and over again. Michael Kors or Kor-esque at least.)

LiveLikeYou said...

The clothes, the cars, the hairdo's, the interiors. Wish that was me waking up in the morning looking impossibly chic all day long! 60's simply never go out of style.

hello gorgeous said...

How gorgeous is this movie? I rented it last summer but have to own it.

-h said...

I wish I had seen this one. I cringed the last time I tried to watch the remake. From the pictures here, Faye doesn't look all that dated, but it's the outerwear that really gives it away.

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