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    2001: A Space Odyssey (MGM, 1968). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style C. The film received a wide spectrum of positive and negative reviews upon release. Today it is widely recognized among critics as one of the greatest films ever made. Of the three original one sheets issued for the very first release of the film, the Style C (Centrifuge) is by far the rarest. This one sheet was not issued in two versions (70mm and Cinerama) as the other two styles were. It was strictly issued in a Cinerama style, so unless a theatre was equipped to show Cinerama, this poster would not have been ordered. At first glance this poster appears to be photographic, but upon closer inspection, it is artwork, executed by Robert T. McCall as his printed signature appears at the lower left in the image. McCall is one of the foremost illustrators of space related images; he was commissioned by NASA to document the space program. Prior to restoration, this poster had minor pinholes in the corners, a small chip out of the border left and right at the center horizontal fold. There was a small chip from the lower border at the vertical foldline. The poster now appears near mint. Fine+ on Linen.

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