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Drew: The Man Behind The Poster (2013)

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DREW: THE MAN BEHIND THE POSTER is a feature-length documentary film highlighting the career of poster artist Drew Struzan, whose most popular works include the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and Star Wars movie posters. Telling the tale through exclusive interviews with George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, Steven Spielberg and many other filmmakers, artists and critics, the journey spans Drew's early career in commercial and album cover art through his recent retirement as one of the most recognizable and influential movie poster artists of all time. Three filmmakers have united to bring this film to life; Greg Boas (Hefty Inc.), Charles Ricciardi (Torino Pictures), and Erik P. Sharkey (Sharkey Productions), assembling one of the most intriguing film lineups and crafting a comprehensive presentation about the artist, the art, the stories behind Drew's most recognizable creations, as well as a never-before-seen insider's examination of the industry and the profession of motion picture advertising. (c) Kino Lorbermore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Greg Boas, Erik P. Sharkey, Charles Ricciardi, Erik Sharkey, Jeff Yorkes
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On DVD: Nov 19, 2013
Box Office: $3.1k
Runtime:
Kino Lorber - Official Site

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The Norman Rockwell of movie advertising steps in front of the camera for a long-overdue celebration sure to delight fans and heighten awareness of his legacy.

Full Review… | August 16, 2013
Variety
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Though it will play well with genre diehards on video, the sometimes awkwardly shot doc is too fawning and narrow in scope to attract much of a crowd in theaters.

Full Review… | August 16, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
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At length, the cheerleading (capped with fawning fanboys at San Diego Comic-Con) becomes a mildly taxing torrent. And Mr. Struzan, while an agreeable presence, is not an especially engrossing speaker.

Full Review… | August 15, 2013
New York Times
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The summary comes when the low-key Struzan offhandedly reveals what he often hears: "Give it your magic." It's all on view here.

Full Review… | August 15, 2013
New York Daily News
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Drew makes a valid case for the artist as not simply an all-time great, but as a casualty of a business that prizes bottom-line cost management above unique creativity.

Full Review… | August 15, 2013
AV Club
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The demure, self-effacing Struzan undermines Sharkey's strategy by insisting his art is only the product of a mundane creative process.

Full Review… | August 13, 2013
Village Voice
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