Rare Film Posters

FORBIDDEN PLANET

£49.50

Original British 11 inch x 8 3/8 inch Trade Advertisement from Kinematograph Weekly for the 1956 Fred M. Wilcox Sci-Fi Classic FORBIDDEN PLANET, loosely based on “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare and starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly, Richard Anderson, Earl Holliman and Robby the Robot opening at the London Pavilion.

Forbidden Planet pioneered several aspects of science fiction cinema. It was the first science fiction film to depict humans traveling in a faster-than-light starship of their own creation. It was also the first to be set entirely on another planet in interstellar space, far away from Earth. The Robby the Robot character is one of the first film robots that was more than just a mechanical “tin can” on legs; Robby displays a distinct personality and is an integral supporting character in the film. Outside science fiction, the film was groundbreaking as the first of any genre to use an entirely electronic musical score, courtesy of Bebe and Louis Barron.

The Advertisement is in very good condition with a vertical crease.

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 11 inch x 8 3/8 inch Trade Advertisement from Kinematograph Weekly