The Collector (The Butterfly Collector) (1965)
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John Fowles's novel The Collector was written in the form of a dual diary, one kept by a kidnapper, the other by his victim. The film is told almost exclusively from the point of view of the former, a nerdish British bank clerk named Freddy Clegg (Terence Stamp). A neurotic recluse whose only pleasure is butterfly collecting, Clegg wins $200,000 in the British Football Pool. He purchases a huge country estate, fixes up its cellar with all the comforts of home, then kidnaps Miranda (Samantha
May 1, 1965 Wide
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William Wyler received his twelfth (and last) Oscar nomination for directing this tense, well-acted adapation of John Fowler's novel, starring Terence Stamp and Samantha Eggar.
A must-see classic.
Stamp was beautiful to behold.
Creepy, unsettling thriller from the great William Wyler.
Eerie 60s class-consciousness thriller that features Stamp and Eggar in top form.
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- Freddie Clegg: They're looking for you, alright, but nobody's looking for me.
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