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    Spies (UFA, 1928). Pre-War Belgian (24" X 32").
    Expressionist mastermind Fritz Lang set the bar for the espionage genre with this follow-up to his landmark film Metropolis, creating themes and character archetypes that would influence countless spy thrillers for years to come, including the wildly popular James Bond franchise. Utilizing the sharp angles, warped curves, and contrasting shadows quintessential to German expressionism, Lang provides a surreal atmosphere that heightens the suspense felt throughout this high action thriller, making the three hour runtime fly by for captive audiences. As arresting as any talkie, this silent drama is a testament to the power of a tightly written plot, talented acting, and phenomenal visuals that still enthrall viewers ninety years after its first release. It's Heritage's first time to offer a Belgian poster for this Fritz Lang classic, it's wonderfully simple graphics a perfect encapsulation of the plot with its spotlight imagery. This striking poster has had touchup to the folds, bottom corner chips, a hole in the bottom left corner, two small holes in the lady's cheek, chipping in three borders, pinholes in the borders, and a chip in the center horizontal fold with a vertical tear into the lady's hair. There is some touchup in the title and background. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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    Auction Dates
    March, 2017
    25th-26th Saturday-Sunday
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