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05.03.2012

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Drew Struzan is man about whom you should know, because even if you've somehow managed to go all this time without hearing his name you will still have fallen in love with his art. His posters are nearly unparalleled, easily as memorable as the films themselves, and possessed of a style all their own that strikes a beautiful balance between art and life.

Erik P. Sharkey is a filmmaker who has taken it upon himself and his wallet to shoot a documentary called DREW: THE MAN BEHIND THE POSTER, and in doing so managed to record "amazing all new interviews with George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Michael J. fox, and Steven Spielberg to name a few." The problem for Sharkey is that while the film is in its final stages of the sound mixing process and the whole thing has been shot and cut, he is also completely out of money. And that's where you (potentially) come in - all he needs now is $6,500 in the next 52 days to finish the film and release it, and you can even snag a thank you gift for your generosity.

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"We have done this out of our own pocket with our own time," says Sharkey. "But the money has totally run out. We need your help to finish this film that will honor one of our finest Illustrators. Please help us with the completion funds we need and support truly independent filmmakers."

If you're at all able to contribute, you can head over here to do so and thereby earn the goodwill and thanks of film fans everywhere.

Plot synopsis: A feature-length documentary film highlighting the career of poster artist Drew Struzan, whose 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.

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Source: indiegogo

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11:58PM on 05/03/2012
While this is an excellent idea, I do agree that he needs to get donations from the movie community instead of the public. And please re-title it "The Man Who Drew".
While this is an excellent idea, I do agree that he needs to get donations from the movie community instead of the public. And please re-title it "The Man Who Drew".
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6:27PM on 05/03/2012
Have Struzan do a poster for Avengers or another big movie, and sell it using some of the profits to finish the film. I'd buy another one of his posters since most new posters are so uninspired.
Have Struzan do a poster for Avengers or another big movie, and sell it using some of the profits to finish the film. I'd buy another one of his posters since most new posters are so uninspired.
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2:44PM on 05/03/2012

I agree with nick2903

But I wouldn't mind help financing Struzan out of retirement. Seriously, if every single movie ever had a Struzan-style poster, I'd be happy. Simply the best.
But I wouldn't mind help financing Struzan out of retirement. Seriously, if every single movie ever had a Struzan-style poster, I'd be happy. Simply the best.
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1:46PM on 05/03/2012
It's a dying art. Needs to be given props.
It's a dying art. Needs to be given props.
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11:30AM on 05/03/2012

should be good

I bought a book a couple years ago of all his work... worth every penny.
I bought a book a couple years ago of all his work... worth every penny.
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11:08AM on 05/03/2012
If he has $6500 to go, and he has already filmed the interviews with Ford, Spielberg and the like, wouldn't the most logical thing to do is get someone from the movie industry to donate rather than asking the public? Asking the average person to donate makes it seem like a really amateur production.
If he has $6500 to go, and he has already filmed the interviews with Ford, Spielberg and the like, wouldn't the most logical thing to do is get someone from the movie industry to donate rather than asking the public? Asking the average person to donate makes it seem like a really amateur production.
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10:01AM on 05/03/2012
Suckers to anyone who donates. I bet the man isnt giving up any of his personal luxuries to finish this off. Somehow I doubt he is destitute and living on the street to make his dream project come true.
Suckers to anyone who donates. I bet the man isnt giving up any of his personal luxuries to finish this off. Somehow I doubt he is destitute and living on the street to make his dream project come true.
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9:48AM on 05/03/2012

No

Instead of asking fans in this economic climate, he should ask the people Drew made posters for.
Instead of asking fans in this economic climate, he should ask the people Drew made posters for.
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9:10AM on 05/03/2012

Yes

Yes I would.
Yes I would.
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9:09AM on 05/03/2012

nevermind

I read the article after my comment :D
I read the article after my comment :D
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9:04AM on 05/03/2012

YES !!!

Where do I donate ?!
Where do I donate ?!
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