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Monday, 30 November 2015

DREW: THE MAN BEHIND THE POSTER [2013]

Even if you don't know the man's name, you most definitely know Drew Struzan's work.
Drew: The Man Behind The Poster documents the movie poster artist's career from his struggling start right up to his frustrating retirement.
Erik Sharkey's film doesn't do a whole lot to explore the artist's technique, where his passion comes from or much else outside of the timeline of his career so don't expect much else than many big names gushing over the beauty of Struzan's iconic work.  As a longtime fan of the man's work it's always nice to hear others speak highly of him as well but I would have liked to no a little bit more his troubled past.  It scratches the surface of a few low points in Struzan's life but never lingers long enough to give you a better idea of where he's coming from.
A really nice portrait of the man that might be just a little too nice at times.

3 welcomes to one's nightmare out of 5

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