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    Robot Monster (Astor Pictures, 1953). One Sheet (27" X 41") 3-D Style.
    One of the most overlooked and underappreciated films of the 1950s, Robot Monster is a triumph of creative filmmaking. Borrowing stylistic elements from both the German Expressionists - the bizarre, almost hallucinatory set pieces, such as the otherwise inexplicable appearance of a pair of fighting lizards - and the Italian Neo-Realists - the bleak and overwhelmingly helpless worldview, in which a handful of brave partisans wage an impossible battle against a superior conquering force, as well as the naturalistic settings and a preference for untrained actors - Phil Tucker boldly brought forth a thoughtful and considered creative masterpiece about the alien conqueror Ro-Man (George Barrows), who, with the aid of his Calcinator Death Ray, has virtually wiped out all life on the planet. Truly, this is a film that needs to be watched more than once in order to gain a full appreciation of Tucker's unique artistic vision. The glorious, and highly desirable, one sheet offered here had crossfold separations with paper loss, fold wear, a few holes in the yellow field, chips in the right border, and pinholes in the corners and field. Restoration has addressed most of these issues, making this rare and somewhat elusive gem a treasure you will be proud to own. Very Good/Fine on Linen.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    11th-14th Wednesday-Saturday
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