After seeing the documentary Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, I became aware of the incredible talent of the illustrator Drew Struzan. Seeing his portfolio, I realised just how highly regarded he is within the industry and how much of his work I was already familiar with. While I pay close attention to actors, directors, composers and scriptwriters, I’ve never really thought about film posters before, apart from when I highlighted the ones I have in my bedroom. Here are eight of Drew’s more famous works, with some bonus ones thrown in. Do you have a favourite? For more information n the man himself check out this Wired article.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
First Blood (1982)
The Thing (1982)
Back to The Future (1985)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
And here are some from his most famous collaboration
There really are some fantastically original blogathons out there. One that really caught my attention was by the awesome blogger Dell on Movies. He runs a great site and regularly comes up with some really fantastic ideas. His latest one is the challenge of picking eight distinctive film characters to match specific roles within a school setting. I couldn’t say no.
You’ve all done so well with parts 1 and 2, it’s only fair to give you another opportunity to impress with a third and final set. The films below are known for their feel-good vibes and are all worthy choices. Please feel free to share how you did with the films below and overall. And if you have any suggestions for future categories, please let me know.
Time travel is fascinating, providing an opportunity for all kinds of narrative possibilities. Not only does it cover the genres, it has almost become one on its own. In the first of several parts, see how well you do in working out the six films below. Do you have a favourite from the options? Answers as always beneath the boxes below.