Terence Stamp: classic film posters

From Theorem via Superman II to The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, enjoy some of the striking posters for the classic films of Terence Stamp.
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Theorem (Teorema, 1968) | Director Pier Paolo Pasolini Stamp’s beauty was put to perfect use in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s extraordinary laconic parable about the members of a wealthy Milan family being variously seduced and abandoned by a mysterious, Apollo-like visitor. A coolly satirical portrait of the bourgeoisie, it boasts a cast (Silvano Mangano, Anne Wiazemsky, Massimo Girotti and Laura Betti) that might for once justifiably be described as iconic.

From Theorem to The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, enjoy some of the striking posters for the classic films of Terence Stamp.

Histoires extraordinaires / Spirits of the Dead (1968) | Directors Federico Fellini, Louis Malle, Roger Vadim In the best of the three episodes making up this portmanteau of adaptations of tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Federico Fellini cast Stamp as a degenerate, drug-addled British actor come to Rome to play Christ in a Catholic Western.

From Theorem to The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, enjoy some of the striking posters for the classic films of Terence Stamp.

Billy Budd (1962) | Director Peter Ustinov Peter Ustinov’s fine adaptation of Melville’s novel sees Terence Stamp make his film debut as the titular angelic blonde innocent, reluctantly tried for murder by Captain De Vere (played by the director) after the demise of the evil Claggart (Robert Ryan, superb in a role he’d long wanted to play). Robert Krasker’s elegant black and white ’Scope camerawork underlines the moral and intellectual weight of the drama.

Billy is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.

The Limey (1999) | Director Steven Soderbergh Wittily making the most of his star’s Cockney credentials, Steven Soderbergh cast Stamp as an ex-con flying to LA to investigate the mysterious death of his daughter; it’s not just his rhyming slang but his ingenuity and resilience that take the local hotshots by surprise. Suspense, drama and comedy are beautifully balanced, the supporting cast (Peter Fonda especially) is spot-on, and the judicious use of clips from Loach’s Poor Cow is quite…

Another Terrence Stamp gangster film, and another really great film poster, with strong graphic elements, and an older Stamp, still looking cool as the older gangster out for revenge

Poor Cow (1967) | Director Ken Loach In Ken Loach’s first theatrical feature – and indeed his first film in colour – Stamp plays a likeable but somewhat feckless young man who becomes involved with the teenage wife of a friend who’s in prison. This is the original Polish poster for the film, designed by Jan Mlodozeniec in 1969.

Polish Film Poster Art – Voices of East Anglia

Far from the Madding Crowd (1967) | Director John Schlesinger Nicolas Roeg photographed the Wessex landscapes, Richard Rodney Bennett composed the score and Frederic Raphael wrote the screenplay for John Schlesinger’s handsome film of Thomas Hardy’s classic. Stamp plays the dashing Sergeant Troy, one of three men (along with Alan Bates’ sheepfarmer Oak and Peter Finch’s wealthy Boldwood) courting Julie Christie’s beautiful but indecisive Bathsheba, inheritor of a large farmstead.

From Theorem to The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, enjoy some of the striking posters for the classic films of Terence Stamp.

Superman II (1980) | Directors Richard Donner, Richard Lester Finally appearing on DVD/Blu-ray 26 years after the original release of the version made by Richard Lester following Richard Donner’s removal from the film by the Salkind Brothers, the Richard Donner cut of Superman II consists mostly (if not entirely) of footage shot by Donner, including substantial scenes with Marlon Brando as Superman’s father.

From Theorem to The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, enjoy some of the striking posters for the classic films of Terence Stamp.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) | Director Stephan Elliott. Cast against type, Stamp plays Bernadette, a recently bereaved transsexual who teams up with two diametrically different drag queens (Guy Pearce and Hugo Weaving) and makes the long journey – aboard the ancient titular bus – from Sydney to Alice Springs, there to perform their outrageously camp cabaret act.

From Theorem to The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, enjoy some of the striking posters for the classic films of Terence Stamp.

The Hit (1984) | Director Stephen Frears Ten years after he betrayed his gangster colleagues, Willie Parker (Stamp) finds his retirement in Spain interrupted by a couple of hitmen (John Hurt and Tim Roth) determined to take him back to Paris – but it’s a long trip, and Willie, transformed by his years in exile, appears unafraid of death… Directed with unflashy expertise by Stephen Frears, the film also boasts a fine score by Paco de Lucia.

From Theorem to The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, enjoy some of the striking posters for the classic films of Terence Stamp.

Song for Marion (2012) | Director Paul Andrew Williams Stamp gives a fine screen performance as Arthur, a happily married but otherwise taciturn, even grumpy man whose dislike of his wife’s having joined a pop choir endures even when she’s diagnosed as terminally ill. If the film offers a touching but rather upbeat look at ageing, loss and grief, it boasts moments of great emotional authenticity and insight, most of them firmly grounded in Stamp’s expert, unsentimental playing.

Streaming Song for Marion Movie Online

Prince of Shadows (Beltenebros, 1991) | Director Pilar Miró Another tale of vengeful intent, this time with Stamp as a communist brought back to Madrid two decades after the end of the Spanish Civil War to kill a man believed to have been a traitor to the Republican cause. When he decides to investigate further for himself, things become still murkier. Stylishly shot by Javier Aguirresarobe, Pilar Miró’s political noir saw Stamp carry off the Best Actor prize at the Berlin Film Festival.

From Theorem to The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, enjoy some of the striking posters for the classic films of Terence Stamp.

Theorem (Teorema, 1968)  Director Pier Paolo Pasolini

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