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 Lorber

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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.

Aug 16, 2013 | Full Review…
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.

Aug 16, 2013 | Full Review…

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.

Aug 15, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The summary comes when the low-key Struzan offhandedly reveals what he often hears: "Give it your magic." It's all on view here.

Aug 15, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

Aug 15, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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.

Aug 13, 2013 | Full Review…

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