Guerre Stellari for A Fistful of Dollars

 Guerre Stellari (Star Wars) 1977 - poster by Michelangelo Papuzza

Not the poster you were looking for

As Louis Smeedley was doing research on our recent post "Is Star Wars George Lucas's Fantasia?" he came across this Italian poster of Star Wars (1977) (Guerre Stellari).  Illustrated by Michelangelo Papuzza there seems to be little available on the net about this artist, much to our dismay.  What we did find is a that he also painted the posters for Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars - Per un Pugnio di Dollari (1964).

Per un Pugno di Dollari (A Fistful of Dollars) 1964 - poster by Michelangelo Papuzza

DID YOU KNOW THAT: A Fistful of Dollars was originally released in Italy in October of 1964 and made it to the US screen in January of 1967.