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A Clockwork Orange (Complete set of eight original French lobby cards from the 1971 film)

by Stanley Kubrick (director, screenwriter); Anthony Burgess (novel); Malcolm McDowell (starring)

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1971
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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1971. Complete set of eight vintage French lobby cards from the 1971 film. Based on Anthony Burgess' 1962 novel. A futuristic, voyeuristic catapult into the world of teenage delinquent Alex DeLarge, who forcibly undergoes experimental treatment developed by the government to cure him of his affinity for violence. Set and shot… Read more
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image of A Clockwork Orange (Collection of four original photographs from the US release of the 1971 film)

A Clockwork Orange (Collection of four original photographs from the US release of the 1971 film)

by Stanley Kubrick (director, screenwriter); Anthony Burgess (novel); Malcolm McDowell (starring)

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Published
1971
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113.06

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1971. Collection of four vintage studio still photographs from the US release of the 1971 film. Based on Anthony Burgess' 1962 novel. A futuristic, voyeuristic catapult into the world of teenage delinquent Alex DeLarge, who forcibly undergoes experimental treatment developed by the government to cure him of his affinity for violence. Set… Read more
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image of A Clockwork Orange (Original color still photograph from the 1971 film)

A Clockwork Orange (Original color still photograph from the 1971 film)

by Stanley Kubrick (director, screenwriter); Anthony Burgess (novel); Malcolm McDowell (starring)

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Published
1971
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76.88

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1971. Vintage color studio still photograph from the 1971 film, showing actors Malcolm McDowell, Vivienne Chandler, and Prudence Drage. Based on Anthony Burgess' 1962 novel. A futuristic, voyeuristic catapult into the world of teenage delinquent Alex DeLarge, who forcibly undergoes experimental treatment developed by the government to cure him of his affinity for violence.… Read more
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The Designated Mourner (Original screenplay for the 1996 play)

by Wallace Shawn (playwright); Les Waters (director); Mike Nichols, Miranda Richardson, David de Keyser (starring)

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Published
1996
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N.p.: N.p., 1996. Vintage script for the 1996 British play, which made its US premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago in March 1997. Basis for the 1997 film directed by David Hare and starring Mike Nichols, Miranda Richardson, and David de Keyser. A sparse, dystopian narrative, following three individuals facing execution by the government of an unnamed Western… Read more
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Privilege (Original photograph from the 1967 film)

by Jean Shrimpton (starring); Peter Watkins (director, screenwriter); Johnny Speight (story); Duffy, Patrick Ward (still photographers); Norman Bogner (screenwriter); Paul Jones, Mark London, Jeremy Child (starring)

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Published
1967
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293.96

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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1967. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1967 British film, showing actors Jean Shrimpton and Paul Jones dancing. Mimeo snipe to the verso, along with the stamp of the Israel Film Archive. An outrageous, paranoiac satire, following a beloved pop star named Steven Shorter whose actions, beliefs, and performances are controlled by a… Read more
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Mad Max (Original press kit for the French release of the 1979 Australian film)

by George Miller (director, screenwriter); James McCausland (screenwriter); Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley (starring)

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Published
1979
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587.93

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Beverly Hills, CA: Warner Columbia Film, 1979. Vintage press kit for the French release of the 1979 Australian film, containing seven black and white photographs, a ten-page booklet of promotional reading material, and several promotional stickers. An unhinged policeman seeks revenge for the murder of his wife and son by a violent motorcycle gang. An Australian New Wave… Read more
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The Gladiators [Gladiatorerna] (Original Swedish poster for the 1969 film)

by Peter Watkins (director, screenwriter); Nicholas Gosling (screenplay); Arthur Pentelow, Frederick Danner, Hans Bendrik (starring)

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Published
1969
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339.19

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N.p.: Sandrews, 1969. Vintage one sheet Swedish poster for the 1969 film. At some ambiguous time in the near future, international superpowers introduce "international peace games," a lethal miniature battle of drafted teens from around the world, which is then broadcast as a popular reality television show. Shot on location in Sweden. 27.5 x 39 inches,… Read more
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Jubilee (Original poster for a screening of the 1978 film)

by Derek Jarman (director, screenwriter); Jenny Runacre, Nell Cambell, Toyah Wilcox, Ian Charleson, Karl Johnson (starring)

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Published
1979
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1,130.63

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Sydney: Balmain Bijou, 1979. Vintage offset lithograph poster for a series of screening of the 1978 UK film at the Balmain Bijou theatre in Sydney, Australia, circa 1979. Queen Elizabeth I travels to a dystopian 1970s London, witnessing a lawless city overrun by a gang of punk girls. A cult classic, featuring a soundtrack by Brian Eno,… Read more
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Zardoz (Original photograph from the 1974 film)

by John Boorman (director, screenwriter); Sean Connery, CHarlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman (starring)

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Published
1974
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N.p.: John Boorman Productions, 1974. Vintage borderless double weight photograph from the 1974 film. Rubber stamp crediting Michel Ciment on the verso. After the critical and commercial success of 1972's "Deliverance," director John Boorman was given almost total creative freedom for his next film. He responded by costuming Sean Connery (in only his second post-Bond film) in… Read more
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Privilege (Collection of ten original photographs from the 1967 film)

by Peter Watkins (director, screenwriter); Johnny Speight (story); Duffy, Patrick Ward (still photographers); Norman Bogner (screenwriter); Paul Jones, Jean Shrimpton, Mark London, Jeremy Child (starring)

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Published
1967
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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1967. Collection of ten vintage photographs, including eight borderless reference photographs, one borderless promotional photograph of Paul Jones and Jean Shrimpton, and one promotional studio still photographof the same, from the 1967 film. Nine of these with a mimeo snipe on verso, one with additional "David Lasceller" stamp on verso. Peter Watkin's outrageous… Read more
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The Ice Pirates [The Seventh World or The Ice Pirates] (Original screenplay for the 1984 film)

by Stewart Raffill (screenwriter, director); Stanford Sherman (screenwriter); Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Michael D. Roberts, Anjelica Huston (starring)

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Published
1982
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Los Angeles: JF Productions, 1982. First Draft script for the 1984 film. Water is the most valuable resource in the distant future. In space opera fashioin, two space pirates begin working for a princess in order to help find her father. Blue untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated June 11, 1982, noted as FIRST DRAFT POLISH,… Read more
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Stand On Zanzibar (First UK Edition)

by John Brunner

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Published
1968
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316.58

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New York: Doubleday, 1968. First UK Edition, preceding all others. Winner of the 1969 Hugo Award for best science fiction novel. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Faintly foxed page edges, with the top fore edge corner of the rear board very slightly bumped. Jacket is lightly foxed to the verso and… Read more
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The Project (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Robert Hamner (screenwriter)

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Published
1980
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N.p.: N.p., 1980. Draft script for an unproduced film. "The Dakota Project" is a top secret government initiative to solve problems of the future. A recent recruit runs into the sickening truth that the project's end goal is to introduce humans as food to the overpopulated and environmentally degraded world of the future. Blue untitled… Read more
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Survive (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Lee R. Hitchcox (screenwriter)

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Published
1982
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N.p.: N.p., 1982. Draft script for an unproduced film. Laid in are two pages, one a letter dated November 4, 1982 and the other a synopsis of the film. Two men survive a nuclear blast in their city, only to be pursued relentlessly by roving bands of Nazi marauders. Set in California. Brown… Read more
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Brazil (Original photograph from the set of the 1985 film)

by Terry Gilliam (director, screenwriter); Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown (screenwriter); Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro (starring)

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Published
1985
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384.41

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Universal City, CA: Embassy Pictures / Universal Pictures, 1985. Vintage borderless photograph from the 1985 film, showing director Gilliam and crew during a quiet moment between takes. With holograph ink annotations on the verso. Gilliam's masterpiece, about a man trying to escape a bureaucratic, authoritarian government in a dystopian future. Nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best… Read more
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The Last Child [The Day They Took the Babies Away] (Original screenplay for the 1971 television movie, actor Van Heflin's working copy)

by John Llewellyn Moxey (director); Peter S. Fischer (screenwriter), Michael Cole, Van Heflin, Ed Asner (starring)

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Published
1971
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Burbank, CA: American Broadcasting Company [ABC], 1971. Draft script for the 1971 television movie, here under the working title "The Day They Took the Babies Away." Actor Van Heflin's working copy, with his holograph annotations throughout. A film produced for ABC's now-legendary "Movie of the Week" series. A pregnant woman goes on the run in a dystopian… Read more
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Fahrenheit 451 (Original poster from the 2002 Falcon Theatre production)

by [Pandemonium Theatre Company] Ray Bradbury (founder, producer, playwright); Charles Rome Smith (founder, director); D.B. Sweeney, John M. Jackson (starring)

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Published
2001
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Burbank, CA: Pandemonium Theatre Company, 2001. Original poster for the 2002 Falcon Theatre production of the Ray Bradbury play "Fahrenheit 451." The production ran from October 26, 2002 to November 24th, 2002. The story of a dystopian future in which all books are burned, this item is a poster for Bradbury's dramatic adaptation of what is largely… Read more
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THX-1138 (Original oversize double weight candid photograph from the 1971 film)

by George Lucas (director, screenwriter); Robert DuVall (starring)

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Published
1971
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1,221.08

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Burbank, CA: American Zoetrope / Warner Brothers, 1971. Vintage black-and-white oversize double weight still photograph from the 1971 film. Shown are George Lucas and an assistant setting up a shot of Robert DuVall, with Lucas placing calipers on DuVall's head. With the Warner Brothers studio stamp on the verso, along with a notation regarding the shot and its reference… Read more
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Metropolis (Original US herald for the 1927 film)

by Fritz Lang (director); Thea von Harbou (screenplay, novel), Channing Pollock (adaptation)

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Published
1927
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2,713.50

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Hollywood: Universum Film [UFA] / Paramount Pictures, 1927. Original advertising herald for the US release of the 1927 film, a shortened 115 minute version re-cut by American playwright Channing Pollock, who is credited on the herald. Interestingly, the herald credits the film as joint production of Paramount and UFA, apparently just prior to the formation of the… Read more
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Metropolis (UFA still photograph from the 1927 film)

by Fritz Lang (director); Thea von Harbou (screenplay, novel)

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Published
1927
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Munich: Universum Film [UFA], 1927. Vintage black-and-white still photograph from the original German release of the 1927 film. With the UFA logo at the bottom right corner. Director Lang's expressionist masterpiece, based on the novel and written for the screen by then-wife von Harbou, one of the most enduring and influential films of the silent era. Still… Read more
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