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    The Day the Earth Stood Still (20th Century Fox, 1951). Three Sheet (41" X 81").
    Based on the story "Farewell to the Master" by Harry Bates, this film was a sci-fi genre milestone in the early 1950s. Director Robert Wise took science-fiction mainstream with this thought provoking thriller about Klaatu, a soft-spoken interplanetary traveler, and his "bodyguard" Gort, a huge robot who shoots laser-like death rays when ever threatened, that land their spacecraft near the White House. Ultimately, Klaatu's message for earthlings is a peaceful one, but this striking one sheet captures an ominous, almost life-size Gort unleashing his lethal beam on an alarmed crowd. In excellent condition, showing only a small tear in the bottom vertical fold, and light touch up to fold wear. The two sections of the three sheet are slightly misaligned due to printing, but do not detract from this display worthy piece. Very Fine on Linen.


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    November, 2011
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