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    A Clockwork Orange (Warner Brothers, 1971). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    The original poster of this groundbreaking film with the Philip Castle artwork was used for the original X-rated release in all the major markets, beginning with the four-city premiere engagements in NY, LA, San Francisco and Toronto in December, 1971. The film, in its X-rated version continued playing for the next six months as it was released in all key North American cities, almost always establishing house records. When Clockwork was marginally altered to achieve an R-rating, Stanley Kubrick wanted to call attention to the rating with another image, as the Castle artwork had already become iconic and the film would now be available for viewing by a wider audience. He liked this design by David Pelham of the Canadian paperback edition of the Anthony Burgess novel and had it adapted as the new poster for an R-announcement release. It was used for a short time before the original Castle image was reinstituted. This poster had a limited press run and as it was directly tied to the American rating, it was only seen in North America, whereas the Castle design was used throughout the world. It is therefore the rarest of official Clockwork Orange posters. This copy has light wrinkling and light edge wear, and is a stunning prize for fans of the genius Kubrick. Rolled, Fine/Very Fine.




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    July, 2010
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