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Steve Kish

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One of the creepiest ...
« on: July 16, 2010, 12:05:19 pm »
....but best-acted acted films that I've ever seen is now on YouTube in about 13 parts.

The 1965 film 'The Collector' with Terence Stamp and Samantha Eggar.

I've never seen TS look more menacing than in this two-person 'tour de force'.  Take the time to watch this, despite the quality that's a bit low in places.
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Re: One of the creepiest ...
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2010, 12:13:41 pm »
John Le Carre's first book, I think.

For a moment I thought you meant the new torture-porn film by the same title.

Tourist Tony

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Re: One of the creepiest ...
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2010, 12:14:35 pm »
John Fowles, IIRC. Made a deep impression on me as a kid

Thor

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Re: One of the creepiest ...
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2010, 12:44:06 pm »
The book is said to have inspired the particularly nasty abductions and killings carried out by Lenoard Lake and Charles Ng.
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Re: One of the creepiest ...
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2010, 08:12:05 pm »
Fowles, stupid me.


If you like Terence Stamp he is blinding in The Limey.

LEE

Re: One of the creepiest ...
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2010, 08:21:30 pm »
Stamp?  Collector? Surely not.


Sounds like a new thread "Ideal actors for film roles".

"Blood of the Vampire" starring Vanessa Red Grave.

"What Women Want" starring Paul New Man

and so on

Steve Kish

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Re: One of the creepiest ...
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2010, 08:38:52 pm »
No, it's real!! ;D

The kidnap scene was filmed in Hampstead, very near to where I was living at the time.  I've no idea where the big house where he held her is, though.  Loved the two-tier underground basement.

Story has it that the director William Wilder picked Stamp and Eggar for the roles to reflect reality, as she had rejected him in real life when they were both drama students.  Mentioned this to a girl friend a while ago.  Her response:-

'What a silly bitch!' ::-)


Okay, add Christian Bale in 'Straw Dogs' to the list!! :smug:
Old enough to know better!

LEE

Re: One of the creepiest ...
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2010, 08:43:13 pm »
No, it's real!! ;D

The kidnap scene was filmed in Hampstead, very near to where I was living at the time.  I've no idea where the big house where he held her is, though.  Loved the two-tier underground basement.

Story has it that the director William Wilder picked Stamp and Eggar for the roles to reflect reality, as she had rejected him in real life when they were both drama students.  Mentioned this to a girl friend a while ago.  Her response:-

'What a silly bitch!' ::-)


Okay, add Christian Bale in 'Straw Dogs' to the list!! :smug:

Wasn't Christian Bale in "Jesus of Nazereth" ?

Zoidburg

Re: One of the creepiest ...
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2010, 08:43:55 pm »
Christian Bale in Straw Dogs?

American Physco maybe, him being born in 1974...

Steve Kish

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Re: One of the creepiest ...
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2010, 08:46:54 pm »
Sorry, this is an addition to Lee's list of 'ideal actors for film roles', not to my best films list. :D ... although American Psycho was very black-funny. ;D
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Zoidburg

Re: One of the creepiest ...
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2010, 08:48:13 pm »
Straw Dogs has already been remade and is due for release in the coming year.

No Christan Bale I am afraid.

When ever I read "Use Of Weapons" by Ian M Banks I always picture Jennifer Tilly as Diziet Sma in a film version.

But thats my own grubby simian mind at work.

Re: One of the creepiest ...
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2010, 08:57:11 pm »
Well, if you're going to watch it via youtube, you might as well grab the DVD from usenet and enjoy it in proper quality.

The Collector is currently available in the group alt.binaries.dvd.classic.movies.

Giganews.com will do you a free 14 day 10GB trial if you don't already have a usenet service provider.

LEE

Re: One of the creepiest ...
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2010, 09:34:52 pm »
Straw Dogs has already been remade and is due for release in the coming year.

No Christan Bale I am afraid.

When ever I read "Use Of Weapons" by Ian M Banks I always picture Jennifer Tilly as Diziet Sma in a film version.

But thats my own grubby simian mind at work.

Bale of Straw

like Stamp Collector

like Jesus = Christian

like Blood/Vampire Red/Grave

and so on

Zoidburg

Re: One of the creepiest ...
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2010, 09:44:49 pm »
Straw Dogs has already been remade and is due for release in the coming year.

No Christan Bale I am afraid.

When ever I read "Use Of Weapons" by Ian M Banks I always picture Jennifer Tilly as Diziet Sma in a film version.

But thats my own grubby simian mind at work.

Bale of Straw

like Stamp Collector

like Jesus = Christian

like Blood/Vampire Red/Grave

and so on
Ah.

The light finaly comes on.

 :facepalm: