The Agony and the Ecstasy movie poster.
- title: The Agony and the Ecstasy | Ve službách papeže | USA, 1965
- director: Carol Reed
- with: Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Diane Cilento
- writer: Irving Stone (novel)
- music: Alex North
poster design: Karel Vaca, 1969
Poster is folded and with occasional crease and several small cracks on edges. Top edge with bit more crease. 1.5 cm crack on the right edge. Several pinholes across the corners. Bottom edge straightened by scissors Movie poster is in A3 size (41.7 x 29.3 cm). Very nice condition.
Movie posters in our collection were promotional materials. Posters used on display in the cinemas across the former Czechoslovakia. They bear signs of their age.
Karel Vaca‘s unique aesthetics and creative freedom made him one of the most influential Czech graphic designers. He studied at the Rotter’s school of Advertising Graphics and at the School of Applied Art in Prague. Karel Vaca’s extensive portfolio includes over 289 movie poster designs.
Award Winning Posters by Karel Vaca:
- 1964 2nd Prize, Film Festival Karlovy Vary (Dolce Vita / Accused)
- 1977 Special Prize, The Hollywood Reporter (The White Odyssey)
- 1980 Grand Prix, IFF Chicago (National Class Cat. up to 785 ccm)
- 1982 3rd Prize, The Hollywood Reporter (Don’t Call Me Major)
- 1984 Silver Medal, IFF Chicago (Grand, You Get Nothing Now)
- 1986 Diploma, Biennale Lahti
- 1988 The Best Poster of the Year, Honourable Mention (The Great Film Robbery)
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