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The King of COOL just got a lot cooler as presented here by Graham Humphreys on this beautiful limited edition Artist Proof alternative movie poster from 2018, undoubtedly one of the best Steve McQueen images. His performance as tough cop Frank Bullitt cemented his iconic movie star status. This excellent example displays and presents to excellent effect with only the very minimum of handling wear, the colours are strong and the graphics and design exceptional. I personally don’t think there is one ‘bad’ poster from the artist and although he is most famous for his horror offerings this break from the norm piece is quite exceptional. Signed by Humphreys in pencil he has also hand-numbered this limited edition Artist Proof of only 10 produced. This beautiful alternative movie poster print represents a fine item of highly desirable movie memorabilia for a true screen and cultural legend.
Trivia: According to Peter Yates, Steve McQueen made a point to keep his head near the open car window during the famous chase scene so that audiences would be reassured that it was he, not a stunt man, who was driving,…more detail
“I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart !”
The second part of Francis Ford Coppola’s Epic and violent Gangster Trilogy “The Godfather: Part II”, follows the reign of ‘new’ Don, Michael Corleone as the head of the Corleone family. The film shows us the early years of Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) played flawlessly by Academy Award Winner Robert De Niro, and how he created his empire of money, gambling and respect. Beautifully directed by Francis Ford Coppola, it exceeds every expectation with outstanding performances from Academy Award winners Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall and Robert De Niro. One of the finest films ever made, making this US, country of origin one-sheet from first year of release, 1974 highly desirable. Originally folded (as issued), the poster has been conservation linen backed with fold lines touched out and now presents to excellent effect that represents a truly outstanding item of original film movie memorabilia.
Trivia: Hyman Roth’s character is loosely based on real-life mobster Meyer Lansky. Lansky, who at the time of the film’s release was living in Miami, reportedly phoned Lee Strasberg and said, “Now, why couldn’t you have made me more sympathetic ? After all, I am a grandfather.”…more detail
“If by chance an honest man like yourself should make enemies, then they would become my enemies. And then they would fear you.”
Francis Ford Coppola’s multi Oscar winning masterpiece “The Godfather” is THE GREATEST FILM EVER MADE with this limited edition art print by the artist Paul Mann, the best ever poster produced for this crime classic. Mann’s artwork and use of colour is breath taking, and this needs to be seen in person to fully appreciate the quality. Printed onto Platinum Etching Paper with a giclee finish it appears painted. A private commission with a print run of only 150 this has been hand-numbered #41. This example displays to excellent effect and is an outstanding example of an alternative movie poster for a film, that is a phenomenon. An exquisite Mafia epic with outstanding performances, Coppola got everything right, creating a cinematic event with an immeasurable influence on everyday culture and life.
Trivia: The smack that Vito gives Johnny Fontane was not in the script. Marlon Brando improvised the smack and Al Martino‘s confused reaction was real. According to James Caan, “Martino didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.”…more detail
“A Love Story Filmed on Location in the 21st Century”
B.D.Fox Independent produced a truly stunning poster for George Lucas’ 2004 Director’s Cut of his first movie “THX 1138”. First released in 1971 this original Advance US One Sheet 2004 re-release movie poster is exceptional. Originally rolled (as issued) it presents in excellent original unrestored condition. A very hard to find poster in any condition which makes this high grade rolled investment condition piece a real talking piece. Hugely collectable & desirable original film memorabilia from the iconic director and creator of “Star Wars”.
Trivia: To provide the large number of extras required, George Lucas contacted the Synanon drug rehabilitation facility. He found many recovering drug users who were required to be shaved bald for the drug program anyway. The Synanon Facility is mentioned in Philip K Dick’s science fiction novel “Valis”.…more detail