Another post, another vintage book cover!
This timeless, stunningly beautiful Illustration is taken from a Bantam Books edition of D. H. Lawrence’s Novella “The Fox” – though the artwork was originally produced for the 1967 movie adaption starring Kier Dullea, an actor most famously known for playing a certain Dave Bowman… So there’s your Sci-Fi connection.
D. H. Lawrence’s story of sexual identity centre’s around a female couple struggling to run an isolated farmstead with its small chicken population under the constant shadow of a raiding fox. The couples life is then disrupted further with the return of Paul, who used to live and work on the farm, and his offer to help out and put things straight… One of the film’s taglines is “The Fox … symbol of the male”
Though I haven’t read the book I have seen the screen adaption which I’m guessing these days would rank as fairly hard-to-find, it’s a great film, low-key and very subtle with chilling winter cinematography.
Not a sniff of an original trailer anywhere to be found, so here’s a link straight to imdb.com as always look out for spoilers!! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062990/
Just for the record, I’ll add that this probably one of my favourite pieces of Graphic Art ever – In fact I’m lucky enough to own an original version of the UK Movie Poster – as for the artist or (artist’s I should say) I’m pretty certain it’s Leo & Diane Dillon – but I need to dig out the poster and confirm!