HUD (1963) 28045

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Paramount PIctures Original Italian 79x55 Poster Folded Fine Plus Condition

Paramount PIctures Original Italian 79x55 poster for the Martin Ritt directed masterpiece HUD (1963) starring Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Brandon DeWilde and Patricia Neal. This is one of those films with the absolutely perfect cast. The film stars Paul Newman as Hud Bannon, a hell-raising cowboy with a lot of women and a Cadillac, his earnest, hard working father (Melvyn Douglas) and his nephew Lonnie, portrayed by Brandon DeWilde in perhaps the greatest moment of his all too short career. De Wilde died in 1972 in a traffic accident. The other three members of cast were all nominated for Oscars. Melvyn Douglas won an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, and Patricia Neal won an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress. Patricia Neal's performance bears the distinction of being the shortest on-screen performance by any Oscar-winning actress, just over 21 minutes. Paul Newman was nominated but lost to Sidney Poitier (for LILIES OF THE FIELD). It's hard living on a hard-scrabble ranch for the dysfunctional Bannon family, or what's left of it, and their housekeeper, Alma Brown (Neal). Patricia Neal is nothing less than radiant in this film. The film is both rather old-fashioned and modern at the same time. Filmed in widescreen Panavision and in black and white, the cinematography by James Wong Howe is remarkable. And a good score by Elmer Bernstein. It helps that the screenplay is well fashioned from a novel, "Horseman, Pass By", by Larry McMurtry, one of the most famous of Texas writers. As wonderful as this film is, the posters made for the film, particularly the U.S. posters are rather ordinary. This Italian poster is not, however. Really one of the great posters on the movie, in fine plus condition. Italian 79x55 posters are large format posters printed on two separate panels which are joined together to present as one poster. BIG! MovieArt Austin guarantees that this poster is an authentic, vintage Italian poster for this film. MovieArt Austin will sell no reproductions.

Melvyn Douglas - Actor
MARTIN RITT - Director
Brandon De Wilde - Actor
Patricia Neal - Actor

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