This is an ORIGINAL Half-Sheet MOVIE POSTER - NOT A REPRODUCTION ! It was created for use in a theatre to promote the engagement of this Motion Picture in 1974!
This approx. 22x28" Movie Item:
THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE ~ U.S. Half-Sheet Poster NSS# 74/314 ~ UNITED ARTISTS ~ 1974
This classic thriller's poster, featuring the work of famed historical artist MORT KUNSTLER , is in excellent condition. Minor edge and surface wear ; three vertical creases in bottom edge area: one is approx. 4" at bottom left, one is approx. 4" at center (lightly visible) and one approx. 6" irregular at right of center, visible at extreme angles. Always ROLLED or stored flat and out-of-sunlight since the 70s, the colors are vibrant and unfaded. Printed on glossy, heavy poster stock.
This poster features an exciting pulp / noir image of terrified subway passengers held hostage by men with machine guns, as seen through a subway-car's window. The film stars WALTER MATTHAU , ROBERT SHAW , MARTIN BALSAM and HECTOR ELIZONDO . Directed by JOSEPH SARGENT .
The poster includes the following text:
"We are going to kill one passenger a minute until New York City pays us 1 million dollars."
"Everyone read it. Now you can live it."
About the Artist: Considered one of America’s greatest historical artists, MORT KUNSTLER has become well known for the extraordinary authenticity and drama of his work. His incredible movie poster artwork includes The Poseidon Adventure , The Hindenburg , The Taking of Pelham One Two Three , The Golden Voyage of Sinbad , Breakheart Pass , The Passage , Three The Hard Way , Beyond the Poseidon Adventure , The Omega Man , Busting and many more.
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