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Apocalypse Now (1979), poster and set of 8 lobby cards, US

Lot Closed

September 6, 02:10 PM GMT


700 - 1,000 GBP

Lot Details


Artist (poster): Bob Peak (1927-1992)

Unframed (poster): 41 x 27 in. (104 x 69 cm)

Unframed (lobby cards): 11 x 14 in. (28 x 36 cm) each

Poster: In 1979 the majority of posters this size were still being distributed folded. They were also distributed unfolded. Unfolded examples are more desirable and much harder to find.

This American epic war film was directed, produced and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola, and stars Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen and Dennis Hopper. The documentary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now was difficult to make, owing to the extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems, and how it almost destroyed the life and career of Coppola. Brando arrived on the set overweight and unfamiliar with his lines. Sheen unfortunately suffered a heart attack during filming. Even though the making of this film was plagued with many problems, the finished film is considered a masterpiece.

Film Posters of the 70s, Aurum Press Limited, 1998, p. 48; A Century of Movie Posters From Silent to Art House, Baron's Educational Series, 2003, pp. 136-137