And painter Drew Struzan was as important to their work as was John Williams.
But, Struzan's reach went beyond the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films.
His iconic posters could elevate one's excitement for a film a thousandfold. I corresponded via email with Mr. Struzan several years ago and despite his desire not to be interviewed, he genuinely seemed surprised that he was such an important person in popular culture as I had insisted.
“Drew: The Man Behind The Poster” is a feature-length documentary film highlighting the career of poster artist Drew Struzan, who’s 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.Check out the trailer and some of my favorite work of his after the jump. For more details of the film, be sure to visit the official site HERE.