Item #CL200-78 “How I Won The War” [Movie]
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“How I Won The War” [Movie]

c1968. Colour lithograph, initialled “W.D.” in image centre right, 101.1 x 69cm. Minor perforations, old folds. Linen-backed.

Text includes “Starring Michael Crawford [and Beatle] John Lennon. Produced and directed by Richard Lester. [Australian release printed by] Robert Burton Pty Ltd, Sydney.”

Based on a novel by Patrick Ryan, How I Won the War is a British black comedy, which used an “inconsistent variety of styles—vignette, straight-to-camera, and, extensively, parody of the war film genre, docu-drama, and popular war literature—to tell the story of 3rd Troop, the 4th Musketeers (a fictional regiment reminiscent of the Royal Fusiliers and the Household Cavalry) and their misadventures in the Second World War. This is told in the comic/absurdist vein throughout, a central plot being the setting-up of an ‘Advanced Area Cricket Pitch’ behind enemy lines in North Africa, but it is all broadly based on the Western Desert Campaign in mid-late 1942.” Ref: Wiki.

Item #CL200-78

Price (AUD): $990.00  other currencies

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