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56. William Wyler (director) John Fowles (source)
THE COLLECTOR Revised Final Draft Screenplay by Stanley Mann and John Kohn April 30, 1964
Vintage original film script, mimeograph, quarto, brad bound, 144 pp., printed wrappers, front wrapper detached from top brad, staining to back cover, just about fine in very good- wrappers, final page of revision dated 5-20-64.
Director William Wyler had helmed such Best Picture Academy Award-winners as Mrs. Miniver (1942), The BestYears of Our Lives (1946) and Ben-Hur (1959). ForWyler,THE COLLECTOR was an opportunity to exercise Hollywood’s increasing freedom with regard to sexual and other controversial subject matters, something he had already done in his previous film, The Children’s Hour (1961).
Today,THE COLLECTOR is remembered primarily for the remarkable performances of its two young leads,Terence Stamp as Freddie and Samantha Eggar as Miranda, both of whom won best acting awards at the 1965 Cannes Film Festival.This screenplay appears to be the final shooting script, except that it includes roughly 35 minutes of material that was shot, but cut, from the completed film. Much of that material concerns Miranda’s relationship with an older artist named George Paston.
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