Oh What a Lovely War

N.p. Accord Productions, 1969. Vintage British quad poster for the 1969 British film. Based on Charles Chilton's 1961 radio play, "The Long Long Trail."

Richard Attenborough's debut film gives a highly satirical musical retelling of the First World War. Highlighting the disconnect between those calling the shots and the soldiers carrying out the orders, Attenborough chose to depict all the military and political leaders in a lavish pierhead pavilion, while the soldiers are crammed into grizzly trenches. Highly stylized, the film's most poignant and notorious scene depicts a field filled with innumerable white crosses, symbolizing the immense death toll of WWI.

Shot on location in England.

30 x 40 inches, folded. Two light holograph pencil annotations to the verso, else Near Fine.

[Book #140010]