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    The Day the Earth Stood Still (20th Century Fox, 1951). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Although this wasn't the first film to start the sci-fi craze of the 1950s, it was certainly the most important. Director Robert Wise gave the genre some legitimacy when he created the first "serious" science fiction epic that asked pertinent questions about how man would react to learning that we are not alone in our universe. The film also gave rise to the classic robots of the cinema, starting with Gort. The clanky creations that populated the Saturday afternoon serials were distant dinosaurs compared to this menacing robot and "police officer" from another world. We could go on about the film and its impact on the cinema but there are whole books covering that territory. We will add that due to the importance of the film and the graphically superior poster created for it, this one sheet is considered one of the best of the entire era and remains the most sought-after as well. This particular copy has been graded at very fine due to one pinhole in each of the upper corners and another in the center of the lower border. The poster also displays a bit of separation at each of the centerpoints and some foxing along the top edge of the white border. Despite those imperfections, we've rarely come across an example this clean off of linen and wish we could grade it higher. Very Fine.


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    July, 2011
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
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