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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)

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

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

Miranda Grey: I've stayed the four weeks.
Freddie Clegg: I just have to have you here a little longer.
Miranda Grey: Why? What more can I do? What more can you want?
Freddie Clegg: You know what I want... it's what I've always wanted. You could fall in love with me if you tried. I've done everything I could to make it easy. You just won't try!

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Facts about

According to Samantha Eggar, "The ending of The Collector, in fact, is almost illegal, because the Stamp character, Freddie Clegg, gets away with murder, and you weren't allowed to do that in those days." However, John Trevelyan, the censor, who had recently married a woman about half his age, nodded off during the screening, and never saw the ending of the film. He woke up and signed off on it. Had he been awake, we might have had a very different film, or people "might have been arrested".
While the film is overall faithful to John Fowles' novel, the scene where Freddie's neighbor comes over and Miranda tries to get his attention by flooding the bathroom was created for the film and was not in the novel.
According to John Fowles, the original cut of The Collector ran more than 3 hours.
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