Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 121: Wed May 1

The Collector (Wyler, 1965): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 8.30pm
This film, which screens as part of the Terence Stamp season at BFI Southbank, is also being shown May 4th. Details here.

Time Out review:
William Wyler's adaptation of John Fowles' excruciatingly cunning first novel maintains a velvet-gloved grip throughout. A psychopathically repressed lepidopterist uses his football pool winnings to abduct a vibrant young art student and pin her down at all costs. Fowles extended the desperate captive-captor relationship into a multi-faceted metaphor, probing into everything from primal sexual politics and the class war to the responsibility of the artist and the dead soul of '60s England.

Here is the trailer.

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