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    The War of the Worlds (Paramount, 1953). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Although Paramount secured the rights to H.G.Wells's classic novel in 1924, and had originally secured Cecil B. DeMille and later Alfred Hitchcock to direct, it took until the 1950s for production to begin. It's the story of an invasion of Earth by hostile Martians, an invasion against which all human technology is useless. Two days into filming, Paramount discovered that their film rights only covered a silent version, but the Wells estate kindly granted permission for the project to proceed. The result was a landmark science fiction film, made memorable by its incredible special effects (which garnered a well-deserved Oscar), for which $1.4 million of the film's $2 million budget was spent. It remains a classic of the genre, one of the best sci-fi films of any era. Appropriately, the posters from this movie are as equally terrifying as the picture itself, with a large alien hand about to pluck a couple of humans from their Earthly existence. The piece shows surface paper loss in the borders, a chip in the top corner, and a tear in the top border and bottom right fold. Touch-up has been applied, and none of these small flaws take away from the wonderful attractiveness and shockingly bright colors on this classic poster, making it a perfect addition to any collection. Fine on Linen.


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