The Day the Earth Stood Still 1-Sheet Poster.

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The Day the Earth Stood Still 1-Sheet Poster.
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(TCF, 1951) An original U.S. 1-sheet poster for director Robert Wise's poignant sci-fi parable, The Day the Earth Stood Still. This genre-defining 1-sheet boasts both poetics and action, pairing a symbolic illustration of an alien hand gripping the planet with a dynamic composition depicting the death-ray-shooting robot, Gort, menacing a supine Patricia Neal while an Earthling army futilely burns through its munitions. Folded as issued, the poster measures 41"x27" and is in very good condition. There is 1" of the top blank border that is folded backwards, cello tape has been used on the reverse for reinforcement, there are small spots of separation and paper loss, light brown toning at the edges and in the top margin, and edge wear. The colors remain bright and vibrant. It has become exceedingly hard to find a completely unrestored example of this poster that presents as well as the piece offered here, as, by this point, many have undergone some level of retouching and repair. This is a rare opportunity to own an essential showpiece for any serious science fiction collection.