Mar 01, 2012 - Sale 2271

Sale 2271 - Lot 307

Price Realized: $ 1,320
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
"STUNNING & HAIR-RAISING" (FILM.) Up Tight. Poster, 30x13-3/8 inches; faint creases where folded. Sydney, [1968]

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Poster for the Australian release of Jules Dassin's re-make of Liam O'Flaherty's "The Informer." Dassin changed the setting from Dublin's time of the "Troubles," and the Irish uprising against the British to Cleveland, following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Roger Ebert in reviewing the film said "In detailing this basic confrontation, Dassin, whose first American film this is in almost 20 years, immediately jumps into the center of a social phenomenon that has been carefully avoided by almost everybody except a few documentary filmmakers and, of course, the national magazines. The effect--on the big movie theater screen--is stunning and hair-raising."