8 – The Collector (William Wyler, UK, 1965)

A socially unfit clerk who collects butterflies expands his collecting to a human specimen…

Fresh out of larger than life shooting of Ben-Hur extravaganza, veteran William Wyler offers great variations on the subject of impulsive maniacs (beautifully played by Terence Stamp ) with his usual flair. With numerous classic Hollywood A-pictures Behind him it was surprising that, at this late point of his career, Wyler gave us such a wonderful little gem far from the Charlton Heston vehicle and remote from his extensive filmography. This is one great serious film on the subject by a major director. Great music by by the late Maurice Jarre.

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