The original artwork for the cinema poster for the film Educating Rita, c.1980.
This attractive piece is by the renowned graphic poster artist Vic Fair. It is multimedia on mount board and is signed by the artist.
Vic Fair designed the poster work for many classic British films including James Bond, the Confessions Of… series, The Man Who Fell To Earth and many Hammer Horror ones.
~ Educating Rita ~
The play follows the relationship between a young Liverpudlian working-class hairdresser and Dr. Frank Bryant, a middle-aged University lecturer, during the course of a year.
Susan (who initially calls herself Rita), dissatisfied with the routine of her work and social life, seeks inner growth by signing up for and attending an Open University course in English Literature. The play opens as ‘Rita’ meets her tutor, Frank for the first time. Dr Frank Bryant is a middle-aged, alcoholic career academic who has taken on the tutorship to pay for his drink. The two have an immediate and profound effect on one another; Frank is impressed by Susan’s verve and earnestness and is forced to re-examine his attitudes and position in life; Susan finds Frank’s tuition opens doors to a bohemian lifestyle and a new self-confidence. However, Frank’s bitterness and cynicism return as he notices Susan beginning to adopt the pretensions of the University culture he despises. Susan becomes disillusioned by a friend’s attempted suicide and realizes that her new social niche is rife with the same dishonesty and superficiality she had previously sought to escape. The play ends as Frank, sent to Australia on a sabbatical, welcomes the possibilities of the change.
The play was adapted by Russell for a 1983 film with Michael Caine, and Julie Walters directed by Lewis Gilbert.
~ Dimensions ~
The glazed frame measures 30 inches (76cm) wide by 24 inches (60cm) in height. The weight is 3.75kg.
~ Condition ~
There are no condition issues.