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  • First Men in the Moon Alternative Movie Poster

    First Men In The Moon


    “H.G. Wells’ Astounding Adventure in Dynamation!”

    Nautilus Art Prints wanted to pay tribute to H. G. Wells, so, we asked the talented French duo Stan & Vince to create a poster for a H. G. Wells title of their choice and they came up with “The First Men in the Moon”. Who better than Science Fiction comic book artists to tackle a science fiction novel and much loved Ray Harryhausen movie. Their rendition is truly beautiful and their sense of detail, composition, texture and use of colour is just wonderful. Visually influenced by the 1964 film adaptation in their version, the men use spacesuits, which wasn’t the case in Wells’ original novel. Signed and hand-numbered (219/300) by the artists this is an amazing nine ink screenprint by l’Atelier Vertical, Brussels, Belgium that presents to superb effect and represents an outstanding modern art interpretation of a science fiction classic.

    Trivia: It was Nigel Kneale’s idea to frame the Wells story within a modern-day flashback following a moon landing in the 1960s. (The actual moon landing had not happened when the film was made; it occurred in 1969). Ray Harryhausen credited Kneale’s idea with giving the film an extra kick which everyone felt it needed to hook a modern audience.


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