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    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Allied Artists, 1956) British Quad (40" X 30"). Don Siegel's low budget sci-fi masterpiece was based on a novel by Jack Finney and told the story of alien space spores intent upon taking control of the human race, one body at a time, by transforming into exact physical likenesses of their victims and then destroying the bodies. Its original working title was "They Came from Another World." A prologue, new ending, and voice-over narration were added shortly after the film's initial release, to help moviegoers keep up with its non-linear plotline. "Body Snatchers" is often thought of as a Hollywood metaphor for the McCarthy hysteria that gripped America in the 50s, an unrelenting message that preached the possibility that the enemy is among us. There is fold line wear, small amounts of paper loss at the crossfolds, pinholes, creases, and chips and small tears around the borders. The poster has been professionally restored, minimizing these defects. Fine+.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2005
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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