CinéSalon + Q&A
The Thomas Crown Affair

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Post-film Q&A with singer & actress Melissa Errico
Followed by a wine and beer reception
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Singer and actress Melissa Errico, one of composer Michel Legrand’s longtime collaborators and greatest interpreters, will take part in a Q&A following the screening.

Dir. Norman Jewison, 1968, 102min, DCP
With Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Burke
In English

Bored millionaire Thomas Crown (Steve McQueen) concocts and executes a brilliant scheme to rob a bank without having to do any of the work himself. When Vicki Anderson (Faye Dunaway), an investigator for the bank’s insurance company, takes an interest in Crown, the two begin a complicated cat-and-mouse game with a romantic undertone. In an attempt to decipher Anderson’s agenda, Crown devises another robbery like his first, wondering if he can get away with the same crime twice. Director Norman Jewison notably cut the film to best utilize Legrand’s iconic score, which included the Oscar-winning song “The Windmills of Your Mind.” (Synopsis courtesy MGM/UA Park Circus)

Oscar (1969) for Best Original Song “The Wind Mills of Your Mind”
Golden Globe (1969) for Best Original Song

“well-tooled, professionally crafted and fashioned with obvious meticulous care”Variety

“Michel Legrand’s score is strong in its contribution to the building of tension in pace with editing in the early logistics of the bank job, romantically vibrant in the montages developing the McQueen-Dunaway excursions of amorous sportsmanship.”The Hollywood Reporter