Pat Garrett Jagt Billy the Kid [Rare German Poster from Bob Dylan Movie: Pat Garrett Chases Billy the Kid]. Rudy Wurlitzer, Sam Peckinpah, Bob Dylan.

Pat Garrett Jagt Billy the Kid [Rare German Poster from Bob Dylan Movie: Pat Garrett Chases Billy the Kid]

No Stated Place of Publication: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1973. First German Edition. A quite scarce German Movie Poster for Sam Peckinpah's 1973 western masterpiece, "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" starring James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, and Bob Dylan. The film centers around an aging Pat Garrett who is hired by a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons to kill his old friend Billy the Kid who had escaped from jail. In the film, soon after his arrival Billy is confronted by three strangers seeking to kill him. All three assailants are killed in a shootout where Billy is aided by a fourth stranger named "Alias" (Blob Dylan) who kills one of the assailants by knifing him in the neck. Dylan composed a number of songs for the movie's score and soundtrack album "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid" which was released in the same year as the movie. The film was nominated for two BAFTA Awards: for Film Music (Bob Dylan) and Most Promising Newcomer (Kris Kristofferson), as well as for a Grammy as Album of Best Original Score (Bob Dylan). The soundtrack includes the classic Dylan song "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" -- which was a huge international hit. [Notably, Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."] The film also was notable for continual behind-the-scenes battles between Peckinpah and the production company (MGM). Shortly after its completion, the film was taken out of Peckinpah's control and was substantially reedited at MGM's insistence, resulting in a shortened version being released to theaters. [This reedited version was largely disowned by the film's cast and crew.] Ultimately, Peckinpah's original version was released on video in 1998 and many critics declared the Peckinpah version to be one of the era's best films. The poster, which measures approximately 33 inches X 23 1/4 inches, is in about Near-Fine condition with pin holes near the corners, slight wear to the poster's edge, three horizontal folds and one vertical one. QUITE SCARCE. Near fine. Item #2767

Price: $525.00

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