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    The Thing from Another World (RKO, 1951). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style A.
    Howard Hawks became one of the pioneers of the science fiction genre that dominated the 1950s with this entry, an adaptation of John W. Campbell's novella "Who Goes There?" The film was set at an arctic station, cut off from the outside world by the weather, and followed a group of scientists who discover a flying saucer that has been buried in the ice for thousands of years. When they dig it out of the ice, they get more than they bargained for as the alien occupant comes to life and starts taking over the scientist's bodies. The film is a study on suspense, pure terror and the politics of the Cold War era. The poster has been placed on linen but no other restoration is evident. There were pinholes in the corners and the poster was folded at one time. This style half sheet is considered to be one of the best posters created for the film. Very Fine on Linen.


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