Frank Darabont who wrote the Foreward for the book absolutely detests the modern day posters that have replaced the great art work from the likes of Drew Struzan in which he describes as either the "Big head" approach or the dull-witted "police lineup" shot.
Michael J Fox is a huge fan of Drew Struzan.
Drew Struzan uses his body in a lot of the paintings along with his family.
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Julia Roberts wanted to be the same size as Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams in the poster for Hook. She played Tinkerbell!!! Ultimately she stayed small for the poster.
Staying with Hook, Dustin Hoffman invited Drew around to his house to take pictures of him doing poses for the poster to get the right expression. He answered the door in his dressing gown eating a gallon of ice cream with a spoon.
Drew Struzan did the first Harry Potter but didn't get called back to do any more after that. Drew still went ahead and painted the a painting for the second Harry Potter just for his own satisfaction.
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Harry Potter Painting
It really is an informative book from one of the movie greats. It will give you an insiders look at the whole process of how these legendary movie posters get created. It will also make you realise how this art form is unfortunately a dying art thanks to the advent of computers and film studios settling more and more for a photoshop rendition over beautiful art.