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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

Oct 1, 2002

Microcinema International

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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.

August 5, 2010 Full Review Source: Variety
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Wyler's skill with performances makes the film constantly riveting.

November 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

A must-see classic.

October 27, 2005

Stamp was beautiful to behold.

July 25, 2004

Creepy, unsettling thriller from the great William Wyler.

May 23, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Eerie 60s class-consciousness thriller that features Stamp and Eggar in top form.

March 9, 2004
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Audience Reviews for The Collector (The Butterfly Collector)

Sad and creepy but still very watchable thanks to the usual excellent direction of William Wyler and the accomplished playing of Samantha Eggar and especially Terence Stamp whose icy demeanor as well as his ice blue eyes have rarely matched his character so well. The ending is chilling.
October 15, 2011
jay nixon

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Eh, the book was much creepier.
April 29, 2011

Super Reviewer

You won't dare open your mouth, but you'll be screaming for her to escape! And the weird thing the Idea fascinated me.
December 18, 2009
Wahida K

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    1. Freddie Clegg: They're looking for you, alright, but nobody's looking for me.
    – Submitted by Annie W (19 months ago)
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