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    Sale 5424

    Vintage Film Posters

    17 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 194

    The Deer Hunter

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    The Deer Hunter
    1978, E.M.I. Films, British one-sheet -- 40x27in. (102x69cm.), linen-backed, (A-)
    Art by Fred Atkins


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    The film distributors chose not to use this powerful image for the English speaking advertising campaign, perhaps feeling it may be too disturbing, even though it captures the essence of the film more than any other design that was used. Having never been used, the majority of these posters were destroyed.

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    Literature

    T. Nourmand & G. Marsh Op. cit 1998, p.97 (illus.)