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Summary

During my first visit to the cinema the empathy I felt from Gary Cooper was life-changing, and a secret dream was born in the darkened auditorium.

Later, my forays to the East revealed an original take on humanity which fell into two categories: those who remembered and those who didn't. The former, by teaching the latter, could transmit this memory, and communicate this spark of creation directly into the being of the other.

The Ocean Fell into the Drop is a different kind of show business memoir, one that traces Terence Stamp's twin obsessions, acting and mysticism, and the relationship the two have to each other for him, through the trajectory of his life.

On the way he discusses his directors, Fellini, Loach, Pasolini; actors, Olivier, Brando and Redgrave; and spiritual masters, Krishnamurti and Hazarat Inayat Khan, as well as his family, life in the East End, Sufism and style.

©2017 Terence Stamp (P)2017 Audible, Ltd.

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MIXED

There are interesting stories here about being an actor. Also, Terence Stamp has explored religions and philosophies from around the globe, which you might or might not want to learn about. As a free listen, this was worth my time.

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Another serene interlude with Tel ;)

Mr Stamp could, should and probably yet will; read the Greater London phone directory on Audible and get 5 stars from me. If you've listened to his other recordings, you will know it's all in the breathing! I think he has repeated some of his anecdotes here, but I really dont care. The narration is enlightening in the truest sense and entertainingly down to earth at the same time. I find my own pulse and breathing relax when I quote segments to myself. Please deliver more soon Mr Stamp!

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Wonderful mix of reminiscence and antidote to the stresses of today

I am a complete Terence Stamp fan: have been for more years than I care to remember. I was introduced to him (on celluloid) by my mum who was a huge fan.
I find his writing completely refreshing and un-self conscious. He’s very unstarry but assertive... this had the added bonus of Terry narrating. Totally fab!

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Fascinating

Hopefully will be able to put into practice some of the author’s advice and teachings. Learned so much from the book along with some great anecdotes. The Hit was one of my favourite movies growing up so was pleased to hear a little insight to its production. Looking forward to listening again to this audiobook.

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A classic

Wowsers.

Anyone expecting a salacious kiss and tell about Stamp's high-profile lovers will be disappointed. This is more about a spiritual (apologies for saying "journey") journey (sorry).

One of the greatest performances I've enjoyed on an audiobook. Truly spellbinding. More, please, Terence. X

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Incoherent babble

Glad it was free. I gave up, words fail me. A distinctly unengagnig memoir from a C_list actor.

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Terence stamp autobiography

I’m so glad Terence stamp brought into this autobiography his deeply spiritual side. It’s made me want to rewatch some of his films too. I think if you read this Terence you should write a book on the breath. I practice yoga and Tibetan Buddhism and as I get older and want to stay well I truly believe the breath is the key . I loved all the parts on Rumi and Sufism. Really enjoyed it and didn’t want it to be over.

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Very disappointing

Given TS used to live with Michael Caine was expecting hilarious stories about the 60's. Not at all. Very dry.

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Mesmerising

The mix of recounting his life whilst underpinning the life lessons are mesmerising and rich. I highly recommend listening to this!

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  • Justine
  • 15-06-21

Stamp of Approval

I have listened to this audio book over and over . It has become part of my long meditative walks in the morning . It is fascinating in its detail and frequently surprising. There’s honesty and tenderness and an open spirit. It is much richer than the average autobiography and touches on much bigger things than the retelling of a film star life. Stamp’s voice is made for this. He has an ease and assurance thanks to his training but he leaves raw edges here and there and injects bursts of life into his characters and anecdotes without ever sounding artificial. That’s talent. He writes as well as he reads. His sacred encounters for want of a better term and his humility in those moments with great men like Krishnamurti and Nisargadatta brings us closer to them which is a privilege. . It’s like he’s opening a door for the reader to tip toe in and sit beside him. He has had a remarkable life but he wears his fame lightly. This is a genuinely vulnerable book and that’s what makes it a fine book. Those years spent in India with his teachers before the fateful telegram arrived were formative. Thank you Terence.