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Frightfest 2014: ‘Drew The Man Behind the Poster’ Review

26 August 2014 5:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Featuring: Drew Struzan, Frank Darabont, George Lucas, Thomas Jane, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford, Guillermo Del Toro, Michael J. Fox | Directed by Erik Sharkey

Opening with archival footage of Drew Struzan painting the original poster for Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, tells the life-story of an artist that as iconic to my generation as the films themselves. An artist whose work actually graced more films that I imagined and an artist whose work has inspired a new generation of illustrators, even though the poster medium as Drew knew it, is dead.

Starting at the very beginning, Drew: The Man Behind the Poster tells the story of how Struzan who grew up with a family who didn’t love him, his struggles at art school and his early “poor starving artist” years in which he tried to develop his art and support his family. »

- Phil Wheat

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Film4 FrightFest 2014 Review – Drew: The Man Behind the Poster (2013)

25 August 2014 5:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, 2013

Directed by Erik Sharkey

Synopsis:

A documentary on legendary movie-poster artist Drew Struzan.

Drew Struzan is a man who’s name might not be familiar to everyone, but his work certainly is. As the man behind iconic posters such as Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, Police Academy and E.T: The Extra Terrestrial to name but a few, Drew Struzan has solidified himself as a legend in the field.

Drew: The Man Behind the Poster tells the story of a man who grew up with a family who didn’t love him, found his own true love, struggled as an artist before cementing himself as the “go to man” for some of Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers. The documentary has interviews with a lot of the people who have fallen in love with his »

- Luke Owen

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A Red Room with a Vue: An Introduction to FrightFest 2014

30 June 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Called “The Woodstock of Gore” by Guillermo Del Toro, otherwise more commonly known to the rest of us as FILM4 FrightFest, has recently announced the line-up of its 15th annual instalment that runs from Thursday 21st to Monday 25th August. This year sees FrightFest relocate to a new home at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, which has become home to the annual FrightFest All-Nighter.

In the year that sees one of the world’s leading genre festivals set down new roots, the programme will take on an international flavour whilst ensuring it embraces both genre features and shorts with “sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens. There are sixteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-eight UK or European premieres and eleven world premieres.”

FrightFest organisers are labelling the 15th chapter as an historic moment in the festival’s growth.  Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws, »

- Paul Risker

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Film4 FrightFest's Amazing 2014 Line-up Announced! New Images Revealed!

27 June 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The line-up for this year's Film4 FrightFest in London has just been announced – and boy, is it a doozy! Sporting a record-breaking 38 UK/European premieres and 11 world premieres, this August is going to be an exciting time in the genre calendar.

Check it all out right here, including lots of new images!

This year Film4 FrightFest will be moving from its previous home at Leicester Square's Empire Cinema to the nearby Vue Cinema (also on Leicester Square), prompting an ingenious reshuffle of the screening arrangements.

All main screen films will be presented at different times across three different screens, with two extra screens reserved for single-slot screenings of the various films hitting this year's Discovery Screens.

Here's the full list of goodies:

Main Screens (5, 6, 7)

Thursday Aug 21

Opening Night Film - The Guest (UK Premiere)

Director: Adam Wingard. Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser. USA 2014. 99 mins. »

- Gareth Jones

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Line-up revealed for Film4′s FrightFest 2014

27 June 2014 9:48 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Horror fans take note, the line-up for Film4′s FrightFest is here!

From the press release:

From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride The Guest to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy The Signal, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (The Green Inferno), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (Show Pieces), Tommy Wirkola (Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead), Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller (Sin City: A Dame To Kill For), Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Among The Living), Fabrice Du Welz (Alleluia), Nacho Vigalondo (Open Windows and Extraterrestrial), John McNaughton (The Harvest), Adam Green (Digging Up The Marrow), Nicolas McCarthy’ (Home), Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson (All Cheerleaders Die), Adrian Garcia Bogliano (Late Phases), Greg Mclean (Wolf Creek 2), Eduardo Sanchez (Exists) and Milan Todorovic (Nymph)

Plenty of genre movies have been garnering massive critical attention from other signature festivals which FrightFest has embraced, »

- Luke Owen

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Film4 FrightFest unveils 2014 line-up

27 June 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Genre festival to close with UK premiere of The Signal; 64 films will be screened, with 38 UK or European premieres and 11 world premieres.

Film4 FrightFest has unveiled the full line-up for its 15th edition, taking place in the new home of Vue West End in Leicester Square from Aug 21-25.

This year’s festival will screen 64 films and 20 shorts, with a record-breaking 38 UK or European premieres and 11 world premieres.

The UK premiere of William Eubank’s sci-fi thriller The Signal, starring Screen Star of Tomorrow Olivia Cooke and Brenton Thwaites, will close the festival.

As previously announced, Adam Wingard’s The Guest will receive its UK premiere as the opening film of this year’s FrightFest.

World premieres at this year’s edition include Jay Weisman’s Shockwave Darkside 3D [pictured], Luke Hyam’s X Moor, Matthew A. Brown’s Julia, Simeon Halligan’s White Settlers and John Shackleton’s The Sleeping Room.

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- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Frightfest 2014 – Full Line-up Announced

27 June 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Film4 FrightFest 2014, returning for its 15th year, unveils its biggest line-up ever. From Thurs 21 August to Monday 25 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, to present sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens. There are sixteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-eight UK or European premieres and eleven world premieres.

Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws, cannibalism, cult classics, murderous musicals, chiller thrillers, graphic novel action and sick celluloid masterpieces? Then prepare yourself for the biggest, strongest and most eclectic must-see programme in Film4 FrightFest’s history.

From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride The Guest to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy The Signal, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (The Green Inferno), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (Show »

- Phil Wheat

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London FrightFest Unveils Biggest Ever Line-up

27 June 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Film4 FrightFest, the U.K.’s leading event for genre fans, has unveiled its biggest line-up ever, with 64 films plus 20 shorts.

There are 16 countries representing five continents with a record-breaking 38 U.K. or European premieres and 11 world premieres.

Returning for its 15th year, the event runs Aug. 21-25 at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, London, across five screens.

The fest, which opens with thriller “The Guest” and closes with sci-fi fantasy “The Signal,” has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (“The Green Inferno”), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (“Show Pieces”), Tommy Wirkola (“Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead”), Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller (“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”), Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (“Among the Living”), Fabrice Du Welz (“Alleluia”), Nacho Vigalondo (“Open Windows” and “Extraterrestrial”), John McNaughton (“The Harvest”), Adam Green (“Digging Up the Marrow”), Nicolas McCarthy (“Home”), Lucky McKee »

- Leo Barraclough

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Drew Struzan coming out of retirement for Star Wars Episode 7 poster

20 May 2014 3:33 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Legendary poster artist Drew Struzan will reportedly come out of retirement to create the artwork for Star Wars Episode VII.

Struzan's striking paintings were used for each of the previous six Star Wars movies. He has also provided posters for the Back to the Future and Indiana Jones series.

The American artist announced his retirement from professional art in 2008 after completing work on Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull.

However, he has continued to produce new works since, including a recent Comic-Con poster for How to Train Your Dragon 2.

According to Schmoes Know, Episode VII director Jj Abrams has persuaded Struzan to come back to the space sage to create new artwork.

Struzan was the subject of the 2010 documentary Drew: The Man Behind the Poster, which featured interviews with Harrison Ford, George Lucas, Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro and Steven Spielberg.

A collection of his work is also available »

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