Original French Poster (23 X 33 Inches)
This French affiche of one of the most enduring race films ever made has more going for it than first glance might suggest. The fine French artist, Rene Ferracci, has worked some clever magic blending both photographs and subtle artwork together. The name and title push across the poster trailing speed graphic lines, while the iron willed and fearless visage of a larger than life Steve McQueen squints in a flint eyed stare at the racetrack with the cars just roaring into the dawn. Ferracci uses his painted circular orbs on the left and right to echo director Lee Katzin's wonderful cinematic flashback sequence early in the film. One of the best images of Steve McQueen in this seminal racing movie about Le Mans. Steve McQueen takes you for a drive in the country. The country is France. The drive is at 200mph! In the focus is the duel between the German Stahler in Ferrari 512LM and the American Delaney in Gulf Team Porsche 917.