|Directed by||Don Levy|
|Produced by||Don Levy
|Written by||Don Levy|
|Music by||Halim El-Dabh
Herostratus is a 1967 film made in London by the Australian director Don Levy, about a young man who wants to commit suicide in public by jumping off a tall building. The title comes from the name of the Ancient Greek man Herostratus, who sought to immortalize his name by setting fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus. Both the director and the lead actor would later commit suicide.
The film stars Mona Chin (Sandy), Michael Gothard (Max), Gabriella Licudi (Clio), Antony Paul (Pointer), and Peter Stephens (Farson); other parts are played by Hilda Marvin, Brigitte St. John, Malcolm Muggeridge, Vivienne Myles and (a then-unknown) Helen Mirren in her first film role. It was co-produced by James Quinn, the British Film Institute and the BBC.
The film features music by Halim El-Dabh.
DVD and Blu-ray Disc release
- Article about showing of Don Levy film
- Herostratus British Film Institute
- Herostratus at the Internet Movie Database
- Herostratus at AllMovie
- Herostratus at the National Film and Sound Archive
- Levy, Don (1932-1987) British Film Institute
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