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'2001: A Space Odyssey' Original Vintage Australian Daybill Movie Poster, 1968

US$2,130.76Asking Price

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Widely regarded as the most influential science fiction film of all time, Stanley Kubrick’s transcendent 1968 sci-fi masterpiece '2001: A Space Odyssey' revolutionised the genre, presenting an astoundingly accurate depiction of space flight and projecting a mesmerising and awe-inspiring vision of the future with its pioneering special effects, eerie sentient technology and vast spacecraft revolving gracefully to sweeping strains of classical music. Addressing themes of human evolution, existentialism, artificial intelligence, technology and the possibility of extra-terrestrial life, the film’s central voyage to Jupiter is sandwiched between an ambiguous opening scene portraying the moment primordial apes discovered tools and a confounding climax sequence which sees astronaut David Bowman travels beyond the known universe through a psychedelic wormhole. Establishing the sci-fi blockbuster as a Hollywood staple, '2001' has been hailed as the “grandfather” of such films, with notable filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg and George Lucas crediting its considerable influence. After seeing artist Robert McCall’s illustrations for LIFE magazine’s series on the future of space travel and his work documenting the achievements of the NASA space program, Kubrick enlisted McCall during production of the film to help capture his vision of the future. McCall spent three months creating conceptual drawings and illustrations for '2001', some of which we now recognise from MGM’s marketing campaign. His atmospheric illustration of the spacecraft Orion darting from the bay of a wheel-shaped space station was used for the Style A US One-sheet poster, and copied by an unknown poster artist using stunning stone lithography in vibrant primary colours for the original Australian daybill poster.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.88 in. (75.9 cm)Width: 13 in. (33.02 cm)Depth: 0.01 in. (0.26 mm)
  • Style
    Space Age (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1968
  • Condition
    Additions or alterations made to the original: Conservation backed on linen. Backing has smoothed and diminished two light machine folds so that they are virtually invisible. Image and colors excellent. Unframed. Will be shipped rolled in a heavy duty shipping tube.
  • Seller Location
    Devon, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: F001811stDibs: LU4110323658752

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    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 8-10 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Devon, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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