Tag: The Thomas Crown Affair

Original or Remake?

Can a remake of a masterful classic film ever be as good or even better?

That is the big question in Hollywood: which film can we remake to capture the audience of today? I vote for the 1999 remake of “The Thomas Crown Affair” with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo, find “Create the Look” of Rene Russo’s looks below.

The-Thomas-Crown-AffairPierce Brosnan in the remake of “The Thomas Crown Affair

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My Personal Top 10 Female Singers – No 6

…in no particular order & with my favorite recording…

Number Six: Rita Reys

The Dutch jazz singer Rita Reys was very deservedly called: “Europe’s First Lady of Jazz”

RitaReysCover photo of the album “The Cool Voice of Rita Reys”

Rita Reys sang most of the famous jazz standards but my absolute favorite record is: “Rita Reys Sings Michel Legrand”. This was an artistic marriage made in heaven. Michel Legrand, the French composer, wrote one hit song after another, and his film scores are amongst the most notable in the world.

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My Personal Top 10 Female Singers – No 4

…in no particular order & with my favorite recordings…

Number Four: Nina Simone

“To be Young, Gifted & Black” 

NinaInterview and performance of Young, Gifted and Black (click)

Nina Simone (1933 – 2003) was so multi talented, it is hard to choose what to highlight. Despite being black, poor, one of eight children, her musical talent from a very young age onward culminated in her well- earned status of the “High Priestess of Soul”.

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