“It’s about flights of fantasy. And the nightmare of reality. Terrorist bombings. And late night shopping. True Love. And creative plumbing.”

A magnificent original unrestored 1985 UK quad film poster for Terry Gilliam’s masterpiece “Brazil”. A beautiful looking poster and one of the best from the 1980’s. Incredibly rare and hard to find in this design as it was withdrawn (an unbelievable decision by the Studio) to be replaced by the far inferior example; a man, dressed in pyjamas on a flying bed. The ‘dream cabinet’ imagery on this poster is actually a combination of imagery from the flying sequences and a deleted scene that was only ever storyboarded by Gilliam in which a dreaming Sam finds himself at a vast wall of filing cabinets. The title treatment “Brazil” is taken directly from the opening title of the film itself, which is an actual neon signage that falls away from the camera to the accompaniment of Michael Kamen’s excellent score. The original 1985 country of origin UK quad film poster offered here presents to very good effect with amazing graphics, bright unfaded lustre finish and depth of colour. Originally folded (as issued) this scarce example looks fantastic and represents a fine and rare example very collectable highly desirable original movie memorabilia.

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Trivia: The second in Terry Gilliam‘s “Trilogy of Imagination”. The first was Time Bandits (1981), and the third was The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988). All three movies are about escapes from an awkward, ordered society, seen through the eyes of a child, a man in his thirties, and an elderly man.


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UK Quad / (30″ x 40″) / Single Sided / Printed in England by Lonsdale & Bartholomew Ltd

Country of Origin

UK / British


Very Fine Plus / Originally Folded (as issued)


Terry Gilliam


Bob Hoskins, Ian Holm, Ian Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Jonathan Pryce, Katherine Helmond, Kim Greist, Michael Palin, Peter Vaughan, Robert De Niro

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