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Steve McQueen at his best
on 31 May 2010
I bought this boxset after receiving The Essential Steve McQueen Collection (The Essential Steve McQueen Collection : Bullitt / Getaway / Cincinnati Kid / Tom Horn / Never So Few (6 Disc Box Set) [DVD]) as a gift. Whilst the Essential Collection contains arguably his more notable films, I was intrigued to find out more about the dark, mysterious actor.
Though I have seen The Great Escape and The Magnificent Seven numerous times on the TV over the years (and I'd suggest anyone who hasn't seen them to add them to their film repertoire), The Thomas Crown Affair and The Sand Pebbles eluded me. I was expecting something different from The Thomas Crown affair, but that isn't to say the film wasn't great. The interplay and subtle glances between McQueen and Dunaway are in my opinion one of the best pairings of the time.
Aside from buying into McQueen, you're buying a piece of film history and I strongly recommend this boxset.