Alien

Alien-Movie-Poster

£1,095.00

“In space no one can hear you scream !”

One of cinemas all time classic movies is Ridley Scott’s Oscar winning deep space horror “Alien”. The worldwide marketing campaign is instantly recognisable by the (now) iconic alien ‘egg’ imagery designed by the creative agency Bemis Balkind, but prior to that the much respected poster artist Bill Gold was commissioned by the American distributors to create a ‘teaser’ poster. Gold’s design (he was told he couldn’t use any images of the H R Giger designed ‘Alien’ as the big reveal was only going to happen on screen) focuses on the one word title which is repeated in different formats and forms the substance of the poster. I don’t think it would have worked as effectively with the landscape format of the British quad but the portrait layout of the one sheet is the perfect complement. A scarce poster and the one offered here is one of the nicest unrestored examples I have had the pleasure to offer for sale. Originally folded (as issued) with minimal age and fold wear this presents and displays to very good effect. Hugely collectable and a fantastic piece of genuinely rare original film movie memorabilia from a truly influential movie that changed the face of modern sci-fi horror forever.

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Trivia: Ridley Scott cites three movies as the shaping influences on his movie: Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) and 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) for their depiction of outer space, and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) for its treatment of horror.

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Year

1979

Size/Type

US One Sheet / (27" x 41") / Single Sided

Country of Origin

United States (USA)

Condition

Very Fine-Very Fine Plus / Originally Folded (as issued)

Director

Ridley Scott

Actor/Actress

Bolaji Badejo, Harry Dean Stanton, Helen Horton, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Yaphet Kotto

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