Drew: The Man Behind the Poster — Trailer Reaction

by Ken B.

Forget reviews, trailers, TV spots, or Internet ads – the most famous part of pre-release material for a film, and the one that lives on long after the it is in theaters, is the poster. Decadent art, the lauded actors, the excitement it creates. Drew Struzan, according to Wikipedia, has worked on designing over 150 movie posters before his retirement in 2008. Now, Kino Lorber’s documentary Drew: The Man Behind the Poster looks into the art of this man.

Featuring interviews from people like George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, and Harrison Ford, this trailer does well in grabbing the interest of the viewer – or at least mine. It has a fair bit of pull to it, thanks to the pedigree of the subject and the individuals that admire him.