My Poster Problem | Deconstructing Harry

by twhalliii
February 16, 2009 7:50 AM
6 Comments
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This French poster for Woody Allen's truly under-appreciated Deconstructing Harry (or, in French, Harry In All Of His States) is probably my favorite of the posters I own. I love the drawings of the characters and the isolated Woody on the right hand side in the red sweater; there is something about this poster that I adore. I picked this up on that same fateful afternoon in Cannes, and I am so glad I found it; I think this poster belongs in an apartment in New York City. I actually re-discovered my appreciation for the film after watching it a few years back. I talked with Arnaud Desplechin about Kings and Queen and he discussed how Susan Morse's editing style in Deconstructing Harry (the repetition in the opening scene of Judy Davis getting out of the taxi, the jarring cut-aways to specific moments within a single shot, etc) was echoed in Desplechin's own work (the scene in Kings and Queen when Emmanuelle Devos is crying on the phone from her father's apartment is one that springs instantly to mind.) Say what you will, I think the hand-drawn quality and the use of color make this a great poster. Love it.

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6 Comments

  • Dave Brown | September 2, 2009 8:43 AMReply

    Yes, me too. I'd love it in English if it was ever made that way, wow...it's a piece of art AND a poster. More research, but please email me if anybody knows of its English equivalent. editor@ottawaoutdoors.ca

  • Joanne C | April 5, 2009 4:43 AMReply

    Hi John

    I have two original copies of this poster - very hard to come by. One is French and the other Danish. Please feel free to contact me on joannecritchley@hotmail.com

    Cheers

    J.

  • Jo Critchley | March 27, 2009 8:46 AMReply

    Hi there

    I have two copies of this poster - an original French version and an original Danish version.

    If you're interested please let me know.

    Best

    Jo

  • Jamey DuVall | February 18, 2009 3:10 AMReply

    That's one amazing poster. I'm envious. One of Woody Allen's great films.

  • twhalliii | February 18, 2009 1:53 AMReply

    Hi John,

    It wouldn't hurt to try Posteritati in NYC... they can special order great pieces from around the world... give it a try... 212 226 2207

  • John Phillips | February 17, 2009 5:44 AMReply

    I live in New York City and have a couple of framed, signed Woody Allen film posters - I would love to obtain a copy of this poster if it's available anywhere.