Vanishing Point

1971 UK quad 40x30in (102x76cm)

Artist: Chantrell, Tom (1916-2001)

Grade: Fine to Very Fine


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Poster title: Vanishing Point

Artist: Chantrell, Tom (1916-2001)

Poster Year: 1971

Poster Origin: UK

Size: quad  40x30in  (102x76cm)

Film title: Vanishing Point

Film Year: 1971

Film Origin: USA | UK

Film Directors: Richard C. Sarafian

Film Actors: Barry NewmanCleavon LittleDean JaggerVictoria Medlin

Film Genres: Action| Thriller

Film Plot: During the 1970s, car delivery driver Kowalski delivers hot rods in record time but always runs into trouble with the highway cops.

Categories: Bold ColorsCarsCultFilmTransportation

Keywords: 1970sbluecrashexplosionJaguarMOPARorangeredVietnamyellow

Grade: C7-C8  Fine to Very Fine. Folded, single-sided. Unused, very minimal handling/edge wear, only some tanning spots in the lower border holds this poster back from a higher grade.

Framing: List prices are for posters only. Please inquire to discuss framing options.

Price: $1,250

Vanishing Point is an absolutely amazing piece of 70s cinema. At it’s core this is a minimalist movie about a driver in a fast car that cares about nothing except the road in front from him. However, in this movie about the quest for nothing(ness) but the purity of the road, it’s at the same time a rebellion against the very real problems of the 70s — a Vietnam war still raging abroad, recession at home, and a fundamental lack of trust in the authorities and the government. Barry Newman, plays our protagonist Kowalski, who is — get this — a Medal of Honor Vietnam War veteran, a former race car and motorcycle driver, and also a former police officer who was dishonorably discharged in retaliation for preventing his partner from raping a woman they were supposed to be saving. This is not some young, dumb hippie rebelling for the sake of rebelling… Kowalski is the embodiment of someone fed up with the system. Oh yeah, and he drives and absolutely badass white 1970 Challenger R/T 440 Magnum! If you are a fan of the independent film movement of 70s (who isn’t?) and you haven’t seen this yet, seriously, watch it tonight — you won’t be disappointed.

This UK quad is at the top of many lists — independent films, car buffs, 70s grit, cult favorites, you name it. It doesn’t turn up often and this particular copy is in quite nice condition.

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