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Original Vintage French Poster "Lancelot du Lac" by Savignac 1974

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SKU: 73670
Artist/Maker: Savignac, Raymond (1907-2002)
Year: 1974
Medium/Material: Paper
Condition: Very Good. A- (Determining Condition)
Height: 157cm  (61.81in.) Width: 115cm (45.28in.)

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Original Vintage French Poster "Lancelot du Lac" by Savignac 1974

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Lancelot du Lac is a 1974 film that was written and directed by Robert Bresson.[1] It relates the story of Lancelot and Guinevere's love as Camelot and the Round Table fall apart. It is based on Arthurian legend and medieval romances, especially the Lancelot-Grail cycle, and the works of Chr├ętien de Troyes. In common with Bresson's later films, the cast was composed of amateur actors, several of whom did not appear in any other film. Bresson's direction demanded a purposeful lack of emotion in the acting style, and reduced or eliminated the fantastical elements of the Grail legend. This unglamorous depiction of the Middle Ages emphasizes blood and grime over fantasy. Raymond Savignac, often just abbreviated to "Savignac", was a French graphic artist famous for his commercial posters. He was born on November 6, 1907 in Paris, and died on October 31, 2002 in Trouville-sur-Mer (Calvados), aged 94. His work is distinguished by a humorous simplicity. (Wiki) This poster appears on page 175 in "Savignac Posters" Book published by Forney.

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