“We were in a Biblical frame of mind on the twenty-third of May 1943, at the Berghof. He had denied himself children because he knew that no son could flourish in the shadow of so godlike a father! But when he heard what was theoretically possible, that I could create one day not his son, not even a carbon-copy but another original, he was thrilled by the idea ! The right Hitler for the right future ! A Hitler tailor-made for the 1980s, the 1990s, 2000 !”
The Jurassic Park of the 1970’s as Nazi science seeks to clone Adolf Hitler. Striking artwork by Alexej Jaros on this Czech film poster for Franklin J. Schaffner’s 1978 Oscar winning thriller “The Boys From Brazil”. Thought provoking and eye-catching imagery combining Nazi symbolism & great depiction of an ‘out of character’ villain role for Gregory Peck as the Nazi scientist Josef Mengele this. The originally rolled (as issued), unrestored example offered here has minimal handling and displays & presents to excellent effect with deep unfaded colours and represents a fantastic item of good looking collectable movie memorabilia and an interesting alternative to the more conventional British or American posters for the title. a fantastic item of good looking collectable movie memorabilia.
Trivia: The story combines two genres that were popular in the 1970s: the conspiracy thriller involving escaped Nazi war criminals (The Odessa File (1974), Marathon Man (1976), The Formula (1980), Goldengirl (1979)) and the horror and science fiction movie involving dangerous children altered by supernatural or scientific means (The Exorcist (1973), The Omen (1976), which also starred Gregory Peck, and The Brood (1979)). The “evil child” genre arguably started with Rosemary’s Baby (1968), which was also written by Ira Levin.
1978, 1980 -First release of this movie in the Czech Republic
11 1/4″ x 16″ (29 x 41 cm), Czech One Sheet (Small)
Near mint minus; originally rolled (as issued)
Franklin J Schaffner
Denholm Elliott, Gregory Peck, James Mason, Laurence Olivier, Lilli Palmer, Michael Gough, Rosemary Harris, Steve Guttenberg, Uta Hagen