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.