Selected for preservation by the National Film Registry in 2001, Francis Ford Coppola’s ”Apocalypse Now” garnered praise instantaneously upon its release and was met by even more commercial success. Adapted from the Joseph Conrad novel “Heart of Darkness” and showcasing a highly touted cast including: Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Lawrence Fishburne, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper and Harrison Ford, the movie is renowned for its highly psychological and quotable dialogue. Presented in an intricately engraved wood frame (31 x 44-1/2”), the original 1979 27 x 41” US 1 Sheet displays colorful autumn hues boldly against its brown mounting. Professionally ”Linen Backed” and restored the piece is subject to natural toning located along the bottom border as well as light fold lines. Nominated for numerous awards, as well as winning the “Palme d'Or” for best film at Cannes, “Apocalypse Now” has become an American cinema classic and sits high on many “Top Movies” lists.
At the consignor’s request, the option is given to the winning bidder to keep the poster with the frame or have Huggins & Scott carefully remove the poster from its frame to save on shipping.
Linen Backing is an archival process that restores and preserves posters by professionally mounting them onto canvas. This process (an expensive and time consuming one) stabilizes and protects the poster, drastically improving its appearance by decreasing fold lines and other minor defects, as well as increasing the value of a poster. Thusly posters that have already gone through the “Linen Backing” process receive a higher premium.