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
C-3PO: Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1. Han Solo: Never tell me the odds.
Anthony Daniels and Harrison Ford in one of cinema’s most loved films, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980). I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens today, so am totally in a Star Wars frame of mind. You can find my favourite quote from the original film here.