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    Things to Come (United Artists, 1936). Fine- on Paper. Half Sheet (22" X 28").
    An item so rare that we have offered it only once before, Heritage is pleased to present this half sheet from H.G. Wells' theoretical look into the future. It was an adaptation of the author's prognosticative 1933 essay "The Shape of Things to Come," with the film spanning across 94 years from 1940 through 2036. Endless World War, the downfall of mankind, and the advancement of scientific civilization are all speculated upon through the course of the film, events inspired no doubt by the specter of World War II looming on the horizon. The production was a groundbreaking piece of art and served as inspiration for future directors and writers of the sci-fi genre, including Stanley Kubrick. Partially restored, this half sheet has had corrections to fold wear and separation, creasing, small chips, and tears into the interior. Some of these issues are still visible. The borders have been airbrushed, although there are a few post-restoration tears and chips. Collectors won't want to miss the rare chance to own this coveted half sheet.


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    July, 2021
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