In Celebration of Faye Dunaway

I know the era of DVD box sets is over, but one thing this time of movie marketing did was group movies around a star or theme to sell to people for special occasions such as Christmas or birthdays. These box sets were usually squewered towards male stars and directors with the usual nods to actresses such as Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn. I suggest a new box set of movies that should be focused around Faye Dunaway. This oscar winner's first screen role was in 1967 in the comedy, The Happening. She did two other movies that same year, a drama for Otto Preminger called Hurry Sundown, and the movie that catapulted her to world wide fame, Bonnie and Clyde. Not a bad start to a career. When Faye Dunaway is written about the article usually focuses on her being difficult on set or in person, I always wonder if the same could have been said about some of her male co-stars and directors and we are dealing with a doublestandard. Who can say. But I am going to focus on the movies themselves. In the suggested box set below you will notice that in all these movies her co-stars are defined as the lead or the co-lead, however these movies would not have been the classics they are without Faye Dunaway. They are just as much her movies as those of her co-stars. So here is the boxset that celebrates Faye Dunaway.

Bonnie and Clyde, 1968
Director: Arthur Penn
Starring: Faye Dunaway and Warren Beattie

The Thomas Crown Affair, 1968
Director: Norman Jewison
Starring: Faye Dunaway and Steve McQueen

Chinatown, 1974
Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Faye Dunaway and Jack Nicholson

Three Days of the Condor, 1975
Director: Sydney Pollack
Starring: Faye Dunaway and Robert Redford

Network, 1976
Director: Sydney Lumet
Starring: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch and Robert Duvall

Eyes of Laura Mars, 1978
Director: Irvin Kershner
Starring: Faye Dunaway and Tommy Lee Jones

Barfly, 1987
Director: Barbet Schroder
Starring: Faye Dunaway and Mickey Rourke