Ossessione [The Postman Always Rings Twice]

Rome: A.P.E. Roma, 1943. Complete set of three vintage Italian posters for the legendary 1943 Italian film noir. Based on the 1929 novel by James M. Cain, "The Postman Always Rings Twice," and preceding the US film adaptation by three years.

Visconti's trenchant first feature, an unauthorized adaptation of Cain's novel, often cited as the earliest neorealist film. Visconti himself saved a print of the film, the only reason it exists today, Mussolini having ordered the negative destroyed. The United States' reaction to the film wasn't much better, as Cain's publisher Alfred A. Knopf kept if off American screens until 1976.

27.5 x 19.5 inches. All three posters about Fine with modest restoration. On archival linen, rolled.

[Book #136501]