11 March 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 500
Estimate GBP 300 - GBP 500
The Deer Hunter
1978, E.M.I. Films, British one-sheet -- 40x27in. (102x69cm.), linen-backed, (A-) unfolded
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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T. Nourmand & G. Marsh Op cit, 1998, p.97 (illus.)
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