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Rare Stamps offers a revealing insight into the life of an actor and the making of a man. Beginning with an Academy Award nomination for Billy Budd in 1962, Terence Stamp was called "the most beautiful man alive," only to be discarded at the end of the decade with the words, "we're looking for a younger Terence Stamp." Soul searching, he traveled alone through India, stayiRare Stamps offers a revealing insight into the life of an actor and the making of a man. Beginning with an Academy Award nomination for Billy Budd in 1962, Terence Stamp was called "the most beautiful man alive," only to be discarded at the end of the decade with the words, "we're looking for a younger Terence Stamp." Soul searching, he traveled alone through India, staying at the Taj Mahal Hotel while studying above a public lavatory with a chain smoking guru, only to wind up back in London and broke by 1984. Stamp's has been a journey rich with characters and adventure, and nothing has gone to waste. From dining in Paris with Orson Welles to working with Marlon Brando; being directed by Steven Soderberg or acting beside Jim Carrey, Tom Cruise and Matt Damon, Stamp has become an unbiased observer of his own life and the lessons gleaned from it. He writes about an actor's intuition, confronting fear, developing the voice, learning the words and surrendering to the moment in order to achieve the nearly mystical 'first take' in a style that is both personal and captivating, but perhaps the real beauty of Rare Stamps is that, time after time, he returns to a theme that has become his mantra for life, "Everything you need is in this moment."...

Title : Rare Stamps: Reflections on Living, Breathing, and Acting
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ISBN : 9781908191380
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 212 Pages
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Rare Stamps: Reflections on Living, Breathing, and Acting Reviews

  • Lucy
    2019-03-04 00:04

    I read the first Terence Stamp autobiographies in the 80's and just loved his introspection then, so imagine my joy when I discovered 'Rare Stamps' a journey through the thoughts of Mr Stamp whilst he was making some of his brilliant movies, but also when he wasn't, on his travels around India and the wisdom he found along the way. One of the many pearls of wisdom is this 'All you have to do is wake up in the morning and appreciate that this moment is yours, yours alone. it won't be repeated, you won't pass this way again. Give it your best shot, everything you need is in the moment.'We went to see Terence at the BFI last month and be said that those last words were given to him in preparation of Billy Budd by none other than Anthony Newley! A great read.

  • Wolf Yener
    2019-03-21 04:28

    Ive listened as a audiobook and Mr Stamps reads it himself!!!What a wonderful voice and a character!Loved it.

  • Alan Davis
    2019-03-01 02:06

    I thoroughly enjoyed Terence's observations and commentaries about his life, travels and work. Philosophical, candid and well written.