Gr8at: Drew Struzan’s Film Posters

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 poster

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Rambo - First Blood

First Blood (1982)

The Thing movie poster

The Thing (1982)

Hell Boy film

Hellboy  (2004)

Back to the Future Film poster

Back to The Future (1985)

Shawshank Redemption film poster

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Pans labarynth

Pan’s Labyrinth  (2006)

Blade_Runner film poster

Bladerunner (1982)

And here are some from his most famous collaboration

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Film Quizzes: Anti-establishment Part 2

For some characters, fighting against the establishment is their identity. What drives them, keeps them from taking the easy decisions and going on a wild journey that usually ends up costing them everything. And watching them is nothing less than absorbing. Before you see how well you do, a reminder of where to find Part 1. As always, the films are in order with the answers below.

Film Quizzes - Anti-establishment Part 2 Film 1 (1970s)

Film Quizzes - Anti-establishment Part 2 Film 2 (1970s)

Film Quizzes - Anti-establishment Part 2 Film 3 (1980s)

Film Quizzes - Anti-establishment Part 2 Film 4 (1990s)

Film Quizzes - Anti-establishment Part 2 Film 5 (1990s)

Film Quizzes - Anti-establishment Part 2 Film 6 (2000+)

Answers below

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Line(s) of the Day

Bladerunner

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain… Time to die.

Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) in Bladerunner (1982)

Film Quizzes: LA films – Part 2

We’ve already done one quiz for LA, but you just can’t keep a good town down, so have one more. I want to mix it up a bit, so no 90s films like last time, but one each to cover six decades. Who’s up for it? 

Film Quizzes - Los Angeles Part 2 Film 1 (1940s)

Film Quizzes - Los Angeles Part 2 Film 2 (1950s)

Film Quizzes - Los Angeles Part 2 Film 3 (1960s)

Film Quizzes - Los Angeles Part 2 Film 4 (1970s)

Film Quizzes - Los Angeles Part 2 Film 5 (1980s)

Film Quizzes - Los Angeles Part 2 Film 6 (2000+)

Answers __________________

1. Double Indemnity  (1944)

2. Rebel without a Cause  (1955)

3. The Graduate  (1967)

4. Chinatown  (1974)

5. Bladerunner  (1982)

6. 500 Days of Summer  (2009)