Stanley Kubrick followed up his grand epic "2001: A Space Odyssey", with a smaller budget, but much more controversial masterpiece "A Clockwork Orange" (1971). First rated "X", it tore through the world's theatres causing both adulation and repulsion. However, many critics consider it to be a masterpiece, which has stood the test of time, and it often shows up on lists of the top 50 greatest movies. Besides Kubrick's genius in bringing Anthony Burgess' prophetic and apocalyptic future tone poem on sex, drugs, ultra violence and free will to the screen, there was the star himself, Malcolm McDowell who, as Alex, created the greatest anti-hero ever to grace the screen.
This is a full size theatrical poster from the "R" rated version of the film. What makes it a treasure is that the poster is signed by both director, Stanley Kubrick, and star, Malcolm McDowell. Kubrick, especially, was well known for rarely giving autographs, or signing anything connected with his work. The poster was signed by Kubrick for the Songwriter's Hall of Fame Museum, which was founded by legendary songwriter Sammy Cahn. As Kubrick was a huge fan of Cahn's work, he gladly signed the poster, and included a personal note with the poster. This includes a copy of that original extremely rare handwritten note by Stanley Kubrick to Arte Kern, nephew of Sammy Cahn, and chief curator of the museum which reads: "Sorry to be so late replying. Sure I'll sign what you have. Best Stanley. PS I have never met Sammy but I am a great, great admirer!"
The poster itself has fold marks, and shows signs of wear and some tape on the backside.It is however a rare and collectable Hollywood treasure.
Comes with own Certificate of Authenticity.