POSTERS: Woody Allen’s BANANAS
In this 1971 screwball comedy, Woody Allen plays Fielding Mellish a neurotic New Yorker who tries to win the love of a political activist named Nancy (Louise Lasser) by visiting the fictional Latin country of San Marcos where a revolution is taking place. While on his trip, Fielding is nearly killed by the current leader but is luckily saved by the anti-establishment army and being in debt to them, joins their cause. He is later chosen to replace their Castro-esque leader when he goes crazy after winning the war. Bananas contains hilarious Woody style humor, gags aplenty and is one of his very best early works. The illustration by artist Jack Davis (who we previously featured for his Kelly’s Heroes poster) brilliantly depicts the cartoonish antics and utter zaniness of Fielding’s wild adventure.