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director Otto Preminger, 1960

Panavision title

The same design was used for the invitations to the screening at the Cannes Film Festival.
What Saul did was stack all the printed cards up and have them attacked with a flame thrower.
When you took the invitation card out of the envelope, little pieces of burned paper fell out.

(Israel is still burning)

poster exodus

Reprint from the poster on the right available from

Director Otto Preminger's sprawling saga about the 1947 Palestinian war for Israel's independence features an all-star cast that includes Paul Newman as a fiery resistance leader, Eva Marie Saint as an army nurse, Ralph Richardson and Peter Lawford as British officers and Sal Mineo as a radical freedom fighter. With John Derek, Lee J. Cobb; scripted by Dalton Trumbo from Leon Uris' novel.
DVD 208 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Surround; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; theatrical trailer. 114 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; theatrical trailer.

What I like?
At the time I first saw it, it didn't impress me much, but it surely has grown on me. Made right after Porgy and Bess, Preminger must have been so sick of studio work that it was all shot on location (by Sam Leavit). I detested the boring music but concede the sound-track was a boringly big hit.
That final shot of army trucks crawling through the Israel landscape has really turned out to prophetic.

Cover of Dalton Trumbo promotional book
Random House, 1960
the same design was used for the program cover

shameless rip-off
their very symbol
they steal from a Jew?

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