“A Fairy Tale for Troubled Times”
One of the best looking and finest ‘faux’ film poster’s ever produced…Award winning country of origin (US) movie poster for Guillermo Del Toro’s multi award winning (& nominated) dark sci-fi fantasy movie “The Shape of Water”. A very special promotional piece that was created as a unique ‘gift’ for a lucky few Fox Studio executives and industry insiders. It is a “faux” poster created to look like it is a historical poster created many years ago, showing ‘Anatomy of Homo Piscis’ (which is the creature from the movie), and it is set up like an old fashioned medical anatomy chart from a doctor’s office. The poster itself is printed on a canvas like parchment material that has been artificially “aged” to make it look old. It has wooden stretchers attached to the top and bottom of the poster with screws, and the bottom wood has a metal plate attached to the middle and within the plate ‘Dr. Guillermo del Toro’. There is a string attached to the top piece of wood to allow it to be hung. The poster rolls and comes in a specially made tube designed to hold it which has two stickers attached to it with the name of the movie, the year of “1962” (when the movie is set, the name of the director and “Classified”. Included with the poster is a 8 1/4″ x 11 3/4″ ‘official top secret memo’, printed on artificially aged paper which purports to be a ‘confidential memorandum’ about ‘a new discovery in London’ and describing the recent discovery of a vivisection of a fish-man which confirms that the government was not the ‘first to encounter such a species’. The ends of the tube have a printed space image with “Department of Defense Aerospace Research” in a circle around it. A very special collectible that is surely one of the most elaborate promotional poster packages I have ever seen…it just exudes quality and goes without saying is an incredibly scarce item and represents a truly outstanding piece of original film movie memorabilia.
Trivia: First science fiction fantasy film to win Best Picture at the 2018 Oscars Awards.…more detail
Special Promotional Movie Poster (measures 17 3/4″ x 26 3/4″)
Promotional poster created by 20th Century Fox & handed out by Fox Searchlight to industry insiders and studio executives., United States (USA)
Near Mint; originally rolled (as issued)
Guillermo del Toro
Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Sally Hawkins