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The Movie Posters Of Drew Struzan [Hardcover]

Drew Struzan
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Sept. 8 2004
Drew Struzan’s talent for capturing what is both human and heroic in the face of a movie character has made him the top Hollywood film campaign artist for the past 30 years. Struzan, “the last of the great poster artists,” according to The Boston Globe, has created the images for some of the biggest and most successful box office hits in cinematic history, including Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Back to the Future, the complete Star Wars series, E.T., Blade Runner, Rambo, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and Hook. This compilation of his cinematic art, accompanied by text explaining his particular vision of each character, features a foreword by the director George Lucas.

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Drew Struzan has achieved a truly unprecedented place in the100-year history of motion picture advertising with over twenty-five years of experience and literally hundreds of movie posters to his credit. After graduating with Great Distinction from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, Struzan created award-winning graphics for record album covers at Pacific Eye & Ear, a Los Angeles based design boutique.But it was his partnership in a Los Angeles film design studio Pencil Pushers, Inc., that launched his career. Beginning with the cult classic Killer Force, Empire of the Ants, and Food of the Gods, Struzan quickly became sought after for “A” list movies; including Star Wars, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the Indiana Jones Trilogy.

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5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME... Oct. 18 2011
By KatoD
Format:Hardcover
If you are a lover of movie posters and Drew Struzan ...then this is the book for you!!

Beautiful four-colour pages containing the original artwork of the best movies over the past 3 decades.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite artist, Drew Struzan. Oct. 2 2004
By Michael S. Buckley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I've been an avid fan of Drew Struzan's artwork for movie posters, or "one-sheets" since 1984. The first poster I ever saw his magnificent work on was for the first "Back To The Future" movie. His ability to capture the exact likenesses of the stars and personalities over the years still gives me goosebumps to this day. I have amassed a huge collection of most of his movie poster work, and works in others medium like for collector plates, stamps, book covers, etc. This book showcases most of his movie poster artwork seen on the U.S. one-sheets over the years. I was suprised that some of the familiar posters were missing from this book. Overall the work is presented well in full color, full page glory. I'm looking forward to the bigger, more comprehensive book "Oeuvre" that will cover all of his works up to now. This book is a good appetizer for the main course that will be "Oeuvre" later this month. If you're a fan of Drew Struzan, as I am, pick up this book. It will help to whet your appetite for "Oeuvre". Long live Drew Struzan...the last of his kind. The movie poster illustrator.

-Mike Buckley
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for Drew Struzan fans June 24 2005
By Kristy M. Ross - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Like many film fans, Drew Struzan represents a higher class in movie poster art. His work is admired not only by enthusiasts but Steven Spielberg, George lucas, Frank Darabont, Mike Mignola and many other high-profile A- class vissionary film makers. This is an excellent book charting Struzan's amazing art from Star Wars to The Lost World. I already have original cinema posters like Back to the Future and Star Wars that look great, and its fantastic to have such rich and wonderful art collected in one book. As soon as I bought it, I knew I had somethign special. A must-have for any film buff. Buy it now, and you'll love it, this is movie art at its finest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A TREASURE for movie fans! Oct. 12 2004
By Erin Rippy - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is a MUST HAVE for movie lovers and fans of advertising art alike. Drew Struzan is a true master at what he does. Unlike many other movie poster artists, Drew paints each of his works by hand and has an amazing ability to capture the likeness of his subjects and preserve them in such an epic fashion. What a delight to discover that none of his posters were ever created by means of photo-manipulation!

There are several pages at the beginning with fun and interesting background history on his career, but the rest of the book is a fabulous gallery of his poster paintings. Each page has full color glossy prints of his movie posters, and many of them in their original form before text, titles, and bylines were added. I had a lot of fun turning each page to find yet another gorgeous movie poster from a favorite film. Aside from the "GREATS" that are instantly recognizable as Drew's work (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, E.T., Back to the Future, Harry Potter ...), I was pleased to discover that many other favorite movies that I've loved throughout my life were also illustrated by Drew, such as Police Academy, Muppets movies, Mallrats, Ladyhawk, Adventures in Babysitting, Goonies ... the list goes on.

Buy this book, it's wonderful!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Collection, Keep it as a Book or Take it Apart and Put Up on Your Walls Jan. 28 2008
By James N Simpson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Drew Sturuzan has created the posters to some of the biggest and most successful movies ever made and a lot of those posters are this collection. The book is A4 paper in height sized and a bit wider meaning that although not the actual size of the posters, they're still big enough to put up on the walls or your TV room. The pages are back to back though so if you do this you'll lose being able to see the film on the back so maybe you'll want to get two copies. As well as 98 posters there's also a foreword by George Lucas as well as ten pages or so of information on Drew Stuzan.

Some of the posters inside are
The Indiana Jones trilogy
Original Star Wars trilogy as well as rerelease posters
Back to the Future trilogy
ET
a couple of Police Academy sequels (3 & 4)
a few Muppet movies
Mallrats
Harry Potter
First Blood
Coming to America
Crocodile Hunter
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Cannonball Run
Big Trouble in Little China

A great collection that either fans of art or of movies will enjoy.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Almost a Dream... June 26 2009
By Lim Jer Hui - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
When I first saw the title "The Movie Posters of Drew Struzan". I thought it was the Movie posters... Movie poster looks better with the titles and fine prints. As much as I loved Drew's work but somehow I still would have prefer it in a Movie poster format, not just the art piece. It was the reason I bought this book after the same mistake I did when I purchased "Drew Struzan: Oeuvre".

I hope Drew will publish a book with the true collection of the posters... not just the art...
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