Double Feature

  • by Terence Stamp
  • Narrated by Terence Stamp
  • 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this second installment of Terence Stamp's captivating memoirs, Stamp takes us right into the heart of the swinging 60's. From his Academy Award nomination for Billy Budd to his coming of age under the direction of the legendary Federico Fellini, the "marmalade skies" are the limit. With beautiful women and beautiful people from London to California, Stamp captures the spirit of the decade. He was the face, the man to be seen with. And then the decade ended, along with his romance to famous model Jean Shrimpton. While the Beatles play their last concert on the rooftop of the Apple building in Mayfair, Stamp, unemployed and broken-hearted, boards a plane for a solo pilgrimage to India.


What the Critics Say

"Painfully honest, tender and funny," (Sunday Times, London)


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Customer Reviews

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Just sublime

I read all of Terence Stamp's memoirs over a decade ago so it was a real treat to be able to listen to Double Feature again from his own voice. It's a deeply evocative piece that captures the spirit of the sixties in London and Hollywood (as well as Italy) so wonderfully.

Terry either kept detailed diaries or has the most exceptional detail for actual conversations and smells, clothing etc. Either that or he has fictionalised conversations based on what he remembers of them - as we get full and detailed conversations- which is unique for a memoir. And this makes the work so much richer for it.
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- Jonathan Haworth

The Stamp of Approval

What did you like most about Double Feature?

Stamp is an interesting character. He was undoubtedly one of the male icons of the sixties, and can certainly claim to have been at the heart of the swinging sixties, mingling with the beautiful people. But he is also thoughtful, owns an insecure streak too, and is refreshingly honest and free of ego here. He is skilled at bringing his memories to life, and draws the scenes expertly. It's a great listen.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Double Feature?

Many great moments. What was going through his mind as he found himself at the gallows in his first film, Billy Budd... his first meeting with Julie Christie, and getting together with Jean Shrimpton... coming into money and going off on film location shoots around the world.

Which character – as performed by Terence Stamp – was your favourite?

Stamp narrates his own story and does it well. It's one of the reasons why the audio book works so well.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened to this book on a number of long car journeys. It certainly helped the miles to go by, and I was always happy to get on with the journey in order to pick up with the story.

Any additional comments?

A great listen, if you're interested in hearing about the Sixties scene, about the reality of acting, and about the difference between fame and how it appears on the outside and how it actually is on the inside.

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- Mister Kite

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-05-2012
  • Publisher: Escargot Books Online Ltd