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E.T. movie poster?[edit]

Drew Struzan did not design the movie poster for E.T... John Alvin did. [1] [2] This is easily verifiable by googling "John Alvin," not to mention that it was Alvin, and not Struzan or anyone else, who received the Hollywood Reporter Key Art Award and the Saturn Award for the E.T. poster. Anyone care to explain why this article claims Struzan designed that poster?

I'll tell you why, cause Drew did one version and it was the BEST version. Speilberg loves the artwork that Drew did and hated John Alvin's version. But the idiots opted for Alvin's version even though Speilberg wanted the Drew painting.

For any movie campaign there are several posters and different pieces of art created, so it is possible for more than one artist to be credited with the same campaign even though they both produced different pieces of art for that same campaign. This does not take anything from Alvin's equally impressive work or accomplishments. John Alvin created the distinctive "fingers touching" ET poster for one. Struzan has created other posters for the ET campaign, including the poster showing the character of ET in front of the San Fernando Valley skyline reaching up toward his ship that rises above him, and the even more distinctive one showing ET with his finger aglow, peeking from the basket on Elliot's bike (this art also being widely used by all the Universal theme parks). Further, by decree of Spielberg, Struzan remains the only illustrator allowed to render the character of ET in full.--71.134.156.170 21:37, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

Drew Struzan did not work on the U.S. domestic theatrical campaign for E.T. -- the poster (the "Creation of Adam") artwork, which was the initial one-sheet for ET, and most closely associated with the film, was by John Alvin. Struzan, like many of his projects, worked on later comissioned artworks, outside the film's first release/campaign. The article states: "Spielberg decreeing that Struzan be the only artist allowed to render the space-creature character E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial." is also misleading, since it doesn't draw the distinction of his post-release work on the film and his lack of involvement with the campaign centered around John Alvin's work. I cannot find any source for this Speilberg quote -- can someone please cite the source or point it out here? Otherwise the quote should be removed and/or put in a proper context. --Jca2112 06:44, 12 September 2006 (UTC)
Struzan was involved in the initial development and design of the E.T. character for the film's production. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Runawaybrain (talkcontribs) 09:46, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

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Raiders of the Lost Ark[edit]

The article says that Struzan painted movie posters for all of the Indiana Jones films, including presumably Raiders. Of course the two famous posters were painted by Richard Amsel. Struzan's own website sells a print of his poster, but I can't find any evidence that it was actually commissioned or used for the original cinema release of the film. It appears to have been commissioned as a piece of official merchandise for the tenth anniversary of the film. His website says it was used internationally, but where? I mention this because tonnes of websites attribute Amsel's two posters to Struzan (even though they clearly have Amsel's signature on them) and Struzan's poster looks unusually rushed - Marion's face doesn't look right. 80.189.191.20 (talk) 18:10, 31 December 2015 (UTC)

Struzan's "Raiders" poster was the international poster for the original release of the film and used in regions such as: Japan, Italy, Belgium, and Thailand. His same artwork was then used again as the 10th anniversary re-release poster. Struzan also produced 2 other poster comps for "Raiders". 71.129.35.101 (talk) 07:27, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

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Date of Birth[edit]

Was he born on March 18 (?) or May 14 ([3])? Nut1917 (talk) 08:00, 18 March 2020 (UTC)