Bananas-An Original Vintage Movie Poster For Woody Allen's South American Slapstick Comedy With Louise Lasser & Carlos Montalbán
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Bananas-An Original Vintage Movie poster for Woody Allen's South American Slapstick Comedy with Louise Lasser & Carlos Montalbán. Although it was made back when the trial of The Chicago Seven was fresh & Tobacco was advertised on television, Bananas are still timeless & topical. This is one of Woody Allen's first films & ranks among the best of his early comedies. "Bananas" features J. Edgar Hoover in drag & the CIA sending US troops to fight on both sides of a revolution because they're afraid of being on the wrong side. "Bananas" is neatly bracketed at the beginning & end by Howard Cossell playing himself in bizarre Wide World of Sports coverage of South American revolutionary coups. Woody Allen retains total control as a writer, director, & lead actor in his later films, but in Bananas, he's still working the room with humor that's both broader & more cinematic. He plays the nebbish Fielding Mellish with little of the existential whining that grates in his later films. There is a youthful exuberance here that's endearing much like a toy punching bag that keeps coming back up. It reminds one of Chaplin's little tramp. Featuring a chaotic blend of razor-sharp satire & slapstick humor, 'Bananas' contains enough of Allen's trademark wit to remind us what makes these early comedies so brilliant. ACTORS: Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, & Carlos Montalbán DIRECTOR: Woody Allen WRITER: Woody Allen & Mickey Rose CINEMATOGRAPHY: David M. Walsh SCORE: Woody Allen THIS IS A VINTAGE, ORIGINAL POSTER PRODUCED & DISTRIBUTED BY THE MOVIE STUDIO. THIS IS NOT A "REPRINT" OR A "REPRODUCTION". POSTER SPECIFICS: FILM YEAR: 1971 (USA) FILM/POSTER YEAR: R1980 (Studio Re-Release) COUNTRY: USA (Country of Origin) POSTER TYPE: US 1-Sheet (International Edition) SIZE: 27" X 41" [69 x 104 cm] MAILED: Rolled (VCA has stored this poster FLAT & will ship it Rolled) ARTIST: Jack Davis CONDITION: This Poster is in "VERY FINE" condition, remarkable as it was printed over (42) years ago. This original movie poster is from the studio's re-release of "Bananas" in 1980 & was printed in the US for the International distribution of the film. The poster has minor surface, fold, & edgewear. Lithographs with light creasing at folds are common for posters of this age as they were mailed to theaters folded (See Photo detail). This rare "Rolled" poster from 1980 will look amazing framed. Please refer to the Photo detail & the grading status in the "9-GRADE" System graphs in the photo log. Magnets were used in the photography of these posters so as to limit handling & wear. These magnets are silver & visible in photographs in each of the poster's (4) corners. Please Note: These Posters are anywhere from 20-70 years old & were issued to movie theaters at the time of the film's release. All Posters came through Auction, Gallery purchase, or from the original movie theater proprietors. Although all posters are stored FLAT & carefully maintained, original poster art of this age can never be in



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