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    Sympathy for the Devil (New Line, 1970). Premiere Poster (34.5" X 46.75"). Sometimes the story of how a film was made is the film that should have been made. This was never truer than when Jean-Luc Godard set off to London in the late 1960s to make a film about abortion, changed that idea, and remained in England with the lure of getting to work with the Beatles. They passed on the idea, and Godard would end up with the Rolling Stones, on record as "big fans" of his work. The poster we present here is for the American premiere in April 1970, of the producer Iain Quarrier's cut of the film, an edited version, tacking on a completed version of the title song, completely altering Godard's vision of the film. This led to Godard physically attacking Quarrier at the London premiere in a blind rage. Now that's entertainment. It appears that very few of these graphically charged, over-sized posters were printed. The poster features a marvelous blend of Muybridge photos inset in the top credits and a photo inset of the Stones inside a giant skull wearing recording studio-style headphones. Surely this is a scarce major promotional item for the longest lived major rock and roll band in musical history. There are only very small tears in the borders, a minor crease in the top left corner, and a horizontal print blemish in the upper field. Rolled, Very Fine-.

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    March, 2008
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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