THE FRENCH CONNECTION Original 3 Sheet Movie Poster Gene Hackman


Original hand litho Australian three sheet approximately 40" x 80" folded as issued, folded as issued, good – very good condition, edge wear and fold wear, scattered pinholes through the image area, edge wear with a few edge tears (see enlarged photo). This three sheet is in three separate panels.
The poster comes from a collection of three sheet movie posters recently discovered in country Victoria. Some of the three sheets in the collection had the panels glued together so they could be easily displayed and this will be specifed in the condition description. Condition varies on the posters as they are very large posters but they display well. Linen backing would easily address any issues that they may have.
NOTE: Australian three sheets were printed in very small quantities and few have survived. These posters are among the rarest of all Australian posters.


The French Connection (1971)

Directed by William Friedkin.

With Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi, Ann Rebbot, Arlene Farber, Bill Hickman, Al Fann, Frédéric de Pasquale, Harold Gary, Eddie Egan, Sonny Grosso, Patrick McDermott, Benny Marino, Irving Abrahams, Randy Jurgensen, William Coke, Frank Adonis, Gilda Albertoni

The French Connection is a 1971 American dramatic thriller film directed by William Friedkin and produced by Philip D'Antoni. It stars Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, and Roy Scheider. The film was adapted and fictionalized by Ernest Tidyman from 1969 the non-fiction book by Robin Moore. It tells the story of New York Police Department detectives "Popeye" Doyle and Buddy "Cloudy" Russo, whose real-life counterparts were Narcotics Detectives Eddie Egan and Sonny Grosso. Don Ellis scored the music.
It was the first R-rated movie to win the Academy Award for Best Picture since the introduction of the MPAA film rating system. It also won Academy Awards for Best Actor, Best Director, Best Film Editing, and Best Adapted Screenplay. It was nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography and Best Sound Mixing. Tidyman also received a Golden Globe Award, a Writers Guild of America Award and an Edgar Award for his screenplay.
The American Film Institute included the film in its list of the best American films in 1998 and again in 2007.



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