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The Collector (1965) was a Drama - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by William Wyler and produced by Jud Kinberg and John Kohn.

Academy Awards 1965 --- Ceremony Number 38 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressSamantha EggarNominated
Best DirectorWilliam WylerNominated
Best WritingStanley Mann, John KohnNominated
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book: The Collector (2006; trans 2015 Sophie Weiner) by Anne-Laure Thi?blemont

By John Grant on Aug 1, 2019 From Noirish

In Paris, Marion Spicer is a youngish investigator working within the art-marketing world to help track down stolen art and authenticate (or otherwise) items that have been offered to the major auctioneers for sale. What she hasn’t realized until now is that her long-estranged father took on a... Read full article


The Collector (1965)

By Beatrice on Dec 15, 2018 From Flickers in Time

The Collector Directed by William Wyler Written by John Kohn and Stanley Mann from a novel by John Fowles 1965/UK/USA Collector Company/Columbia Pictures Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental Mild-mannered bank teller and butterfly collector Freddie Clegg (Terence Stamp) wins the National Lottery... Read full article


The Collector (1965)

on Apr 20, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

**Today’s review is part of the Great Villain Blogathon. ?If you’re interested in seeing the other villains assembled check out the blogathon homepage.** William Wyler’s directed several iconic movies such as Jezebel, Wuthering Heights, and The Heiress. ?All three movies are sumptu... Read full article


Edith Headquarters 2: The Collector

By Kay Noske on Oct 13, 2012 From Movie Star Makeover

The classic film fan/fashion?freak Venn diagram has a pretty huge overlap area…so many classic film lovers I’ve met either came to old movies because of the costumes and stayed for the content, or they get their ya-yas out just watching the fashion parade swirl by on the Silver Screen an... Read full article


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Quotes from

Freddie Clegg: What's got four ears and eight legs?
Miranda Grey: What?
Freddie Clegg: Two dogs.


Freddie Clegg: Don't worry. I'll respect your every privacy.


Freddie Clegg: There'd be a blooming lot more of this sort of thing, if more people had the time and the money.


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For the sequence in which Freddie drags Miranda through the rain, William Wyler had prop men throw buckets of water over Samantha Eggar without warning between takes. Eggar later spoke of how Wyler succeeded in making her feel "defenseless," hence deepening her performance.
According to Terence Stamp, Wyler wouldn't let Samantha Eggar off the set during the day. He also wouldn't allow her to eat with anyone else during the lunch break. Stamp argues Wyler knew what he was doing, as the director whispered to him one day on set, "I know this looks cruel, but we're going to get a great performance out of her."
When Freddie is stalking Miranda she walks by a cinema that shows that Ben-Hur is playing. Director William Wyler also directed Ben-Hur.
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