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    Sale 5869

    Vintage Film Posters

    11 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 82

    The Deer Hunter

    Price Realised  


    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.)