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Thomas Crown Affair, The

‘Like a circle in a spiral…’ It’s either Elaine Paige coming on after the second sketch in a Two Ronnies special or Noel Harrison heralding the start of this great (if convoluted) Steve McQueen/Faye Dunaway seduction-cum-heist caper, replete with the infamous ‘naughty’ chess match and an opening couple of reels that split the screen into so many fragments you half expect Roy Castle to walk on and perform Dedication in their honour. It’s the cinematic look they’re all calling ‘high ’60s’. All right, just us, then. Also, look for Diamonds Are Forever’s Bruce ‘Mr Wint’ Glover among the bank staff.

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