"Let's play something else": Faye Dunaway & Steve McQueen explore the erotic possibilities of chess in The Thomas Crown Affair (1968, dir. Norman Jewison). The movie’s major romantic scene takes place over a chessboard.  “Do you play?” Crown asks.  “Try me,” she answers.  After those two sentences, the script had a three-word description about what should follow: “Chess with sex.” No dialogue, just a man and a woman, a chessboard, chess pieces, and a charge of sexual tension.

"Let's play something else": Faye Dunaway & Steve McQueen explore the erotic possibilities of chess in The Thomas Crown Affair (1968, dir. Norman Jewison). The movie’s major romantic scene takes place over a chessboard. “Do you play?” Crown asks. “Try me,” she answers. After those two sentences, the script had a three-word description about what should follow: “Chess with sex.” No dialogue, just a man and a woman, a chessboard, chess pieces, and a charge of sexual tension.

Faye Dunaway in publicity photo for The Thomas Crown Affair (Norman Jewison, 1968)

Faye Dunaway in publicity photo for The Thomas Crown Affair (Norman Jewison, 1968)

Ahhhh....love this movie. The opera, the romance. Moonstruck, 1987 (dir. Norman Jewison)

Ahhhh....love this movie. The opera, the romance. Moonstruck, 1987 (dir. Norman Jewison)

While cameraman Phil Lathrop is taking a light meter reading Tuesday Weld and Steve McQueen on the set of The Cincinnati Kid, directed by Norman Jewison... - BackintheUSA - Google+

While cameraman Phil Lathrop is taking a light meter reading Tuesday Weld and Steve McQueen on the set of The Cincinnati Kid, directed by Norman Jewison... - BackintheUSA - Google+

Norman Jewison was a canadian director, producer and actor, he has many famous plays such as "Jesuschrist Superstar", "Fiddler on the roof", "Moonstruck" etc.

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Norman Jewison was a canadian director, producer and actor, he has many famous plays such as "Jesuschrist Superstar", "Fiddler on the roof", "Moonstruck" etc.

Norman Jewison's "Send Me No Flowers" starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, and Tony Randall, (1964).

Norman Jewison's "Send Me No Flowers" starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, and Tony Randall, (1964).

Bill Ray  Faye Dunaway and Steve McQueen at the set of ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’, directed by Norman Jewison, 1967

Bill Ray Faye Dunaway and Steve McQueen at the set of ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’, directed by Norman Jewison, 1967

Faye Dunaway and director Norman Jewison on the set of The Thomas Crown Affair, 1968

Faye Dunaway and director Norman Jewison on the set of The Thomas Crown Affair, 1968

Norman Jewison, Canadian director, producer, actor and founder of the Canadian Film Centre.

Norman Jewison, Canadian director, producer, actor and founder of the Canadian Film Centre.

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