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    Sympathy for the Devil (New Line, 1970). Premiere Poster (34.5" X 46.75").
    Jean-Luc Godard set off to London in the late 1960s to make a film about the controversial issues of the era--war, power, abortion, religion...In this semi-documentary, he intersperses these topics with footage of the rehearsals and recording of the Rolling Stones' song of the same title. The poster we present here is for the American premiere in April 1970, of 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! 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 headphones. It has light edge wear at the left, two small tears at the top edge, and one at the bottom. This is a scarce major promotional item for the longest lived major rock and roll band in musical history. Rolled, Very Fine-.


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