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    La Strada (Paramount, 1956). Italian 2 - Fogli (39.5" X 55") Maro Artwork.
    A find like no other, Heritage proudly presents one of the few remaining original release, country of origin posters for a film of unspeakably profound influence. Italian maestro of the movies, Federico Fellini, put heart and soul into this divisive drama with an ardor above and beyond that of any of his other works. As the famed director himself described, "This film is a complete catalogue of my entire mythological world, a dangerous representation of my identity that was undertaken with no precedent whatsoever." A story so personal that he based the protagonist completely off of his wife and lead actress, Giulietta Masina, he toiled over every aspect of dialog, scenery, and cinematography down to the most minute detail. He pushed his performers with a ferocious perfectionism, demanding an exact realization of his vision and driving their talent to new heights, an experience to which Anthony Quinn would later give effusive gratitude. Winning the first ever Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and in excess of fifty international awards, La Strada was as much a resounding success in America as it was a source of controversy in Italy. A gorgeous rendering by Maro perfectly captures the essence the film's main characters, which professional restoration has enhanced with touchup to the folds, pinholes in the borders, one vertical tear each in the center and upper horizontal folds, a few small chips in the upper and lower borders, and a chip in the upper horizontal fold. There is restoration to a tape stain and tear in the left side of the central horizontal fold. This title is so rare that its original Italian posters scarcely ever come to market, making this an opportunity not to be missed! Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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