Jaws

Jaws -Film-Poster

£745.00

“Amity Island had everything. Clear skies. Gentle surf. Warm water. People flocked there every summer…It was the perfect feeding ground.”

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Probably the most important film of ‘modern’ cinema, launching a movie trend that is now commonly referred to as the ‘Summer Blockbuster’. It also happens to be one of the best and most memorable movie poster images ever ! Designed by The Seiniger Advertising Agency with finished artwork by Roger Kastel the poster has attained cult status and with no credits just artwork the imagery focuses on the attacking ‘huge’ shark. Once you’ve seen the film (& who hasn’t) you see the poster and you just can’t get John Williams’ distinctive soundtrack out of your head. This original British double crown film poster for Steven Spielberg’s 1975 masterpiece “Jaws” is one of the best and extremely scarce in this format; Totally unrestored this originally folded (as issued) example displays very well with only very minor handling wear. Personally, I feel the matt finish of the English paper used gives a depth and deeper colour tones than the semi gloss of the US version and is the best way to display the imagery. Perfect, deep rich colours this is a truly outstanding and extremely rare original film poster that presents and displays to excellent effect and represents a key item of highly sought after, collectable original movie memorabilia…“You’re gonna need a bigger boat !”

Trivia: Jaws opened on June 20, 1975. It was supposed to be released in theaters for Christmas 1974, but because filming ran way over the shooting schedule, its release was pushed back to summer the following year. Back in 1975, summer was traditionally when the worst movies were dumped into theatres as Americans typically enjoyed the outdoors instead. But the film was so good, beachgoers actually flocked to see it, and the movie became the highest grossing film of all time up to that point. It became the first film to gross over $100 million at the box office and the summer blockbuster was born.

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Year

1975

Size/Type

British / UK Double Crown – Single Sided – 20″ x 30″

Country of Origin

British / UK

Condition

Very Fine Plus / Originally Folded (as issued)

Director

Steven Spielberg

Actor/Actress

Lorraine Gary, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider

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