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From the What If? Files! Unused poster compositions from legendary artist Drew Struzan! Jack Burton! BTTF! Waterworld! & More!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I've long been contemplating a regular series that examines the "almost happened"s of the film industry. From projects (I've collected well over 300 unproduced scripts, everybody from Brian De Palma to Hitchcock) to something as simple as rejected poster designs. In an auction recently I bought some poster comps for some very, very well known '80s movies. I'm fascinated by things like this, so when I was asked to premiere some images from the new book THE ART OF DREW STRUZAN I jumped at the chance.

I was sent this book, which comes out September 14th, and intended to flip through it, but then I looked up and 2 1/2 hours had passed and I read it cover to cover... all of Struzan's notes, the history behind some of his most iconic posters (including Star Wars, The Thing, his Indiana Jones posters, etc) and a look at posters he was hired to create and then went unused by the dumb-asses in marketing. It's a fascinating book because we see a scatter-shot of all his different versions of some very iconic posters and early compositions of now iconic images. Like this Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade one-sheet:

© Copyright Drew Struzan. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.

You know the poster, but that's the original comp that was approved by The Beard and Paramount before becoming this:

In the book there are a ton of other concepts that are pretty rad. Some of the concepts were realized in color, like this Back to the Future one:

© Copyright Drew Struzan. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.

The one sheet they ended up with was brilliant, but I just love seeing the process, the different ideas thrown out. There's one fantastic Back to the Future poster in the book that would have been a killer teaser poster, showing three sets of legs and feet. One's a girl, 1950s dress and heels, another's a guy, 1950s slacks and shoes and in the middle is Marty's jeans and sneakers, with Marty beginning to disappear. Fantastic image! I mentioned earlier that sometimes Struzan was hired and his work never used. That happened on Waterworld... check out his awesome Fire and Water image that he finalized for the poster and tell me the movie might have made a little more money when it was released!

© Copyright Drew Struzan. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.

Great, right? I'll end this run of Struzan images with one of his poster ideas for Big Trouble In Little China. I love the final version of this poster. In fact, I have an original one-sheet framed at the house. I think that final design was the best, but check out this amazing concept piece. You can see pieces from this piece that ended up in the final:

© Copyright Drew Struzan. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.

Thanks to Titan Books and Mr. Struzan for letting me run these images. Be sure to check out the book next week! If you like the idea of uncovering stuff like this on a regular basis, let me know in the talkbacks or via email. Like I said, the idea is to grab stuff not commonly out there, not always from a published book like Mr. Struzan's. I have some stuff that's never seen the light of day. Also, if you dug this look at Mr. Struzan's work, be sure to pay attention next week. I have a 1:1 interview with the man coming up and I guarantee I'll turn into a blubbering fanboy that likes of which we haven't seen since Chris Farley's interviews. The dude's a legend! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

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  • Sept. 8, 2010, 3:10 a.m. CST

    All hail Drew Struzan

    by BookhouseBoy

    Loved his Dark Tower poster in the mist

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 3:11 a.m. CST

    Hes like the Morricone of movie posters.

    by BookhouseBoy

    Always quality

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 3:13 a.m. CST

    Wait a tic..

    by BookhouseBoy

    Don't think that made sense. Lonliness is gettin' to me..

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 3:43 a.m. CST


    by TheDark0Knight

    send me a copy aicn...I'll be your best friend.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 4:05 a.m. CST

    When movies were magical

    by deanbarry

    I remember seeing these style of posters when I was kid. And they were tantalizing. Promising adventure and wonderment. The humble movie poster has really lost some of the magic these days. He should be the hired gun for every movie ever released for the rest of forever.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 4:06 a.m. CST

    Thank you Quint!

    by JAGUART

    Good stuff! Then you can compile all of it throughout the year and put it in the yearly xmas buy list.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 4:11 a.m. CST

    some more BTTF poster concepts here

    by DonLogan

    http://farm3. 155554_d750fb 9d17_o.jpg

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 4:14 a.m. CST

    And the one Quint mentioned is here

    by DonLogan

    http://www.bla oads/2009/05/gm08071 51539337529.jpg

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 5:53 a.m. CST

    Love his compositions.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 6:02 a.m. CST

    Wow. A lost art

    by John_McClanes_Vest

    They dont care bout posters anymore.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 6:03 a.m. CST

    This guy is the fucking man....

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    I have literally spent countless hours staring, enraptured at his work. <p> Also, I would kill my mom, my dad, my first born and my dog for that Waterworld image framed in glass

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 6:16 a.m. CST

    Waterworld Is A Good Movie...

    by Media Messiah that was the victim of a feud at Universal, that went industry wide. The critics bashed the film out of fear of Lou Wasserman--who was pissed at Michael Ovitz...for what he assumed was a business betrayal involving Japanese investors in Universal. Well, Waterworld got caught in that fight, and Kevin Costner, like the movie, was caught in the crossfire. It is a shame, because the critics attacked the film so much, there was created a false perception that it is...a bad film, and worse, one that didn't make any money at the box office--however, it actually made a profit, and as I said, was/is--a good film.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Here's 12 Bad Posters…

    by rxse7en

    To cleanse your pallet.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Awesome article Quint!!! Art is under appreciated!

    by NeverTalksBack

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 6:58 a.m. CST

    The Waterworld poster is awesome

    by Planty_McPlant_Plants_His_Plant_At_AICN

    Fire, water and Coster rising like a Poseidon-like figure. Can't believe they didn't use it.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 7 a.m. CST

    Also the villain from Last Crusade...

    by Planty_McPlant_Plants_His_Plant_At_AICN

    It just occurred to me he has an uncanny resemblance to Steven Lang in Avatar. Are the two actors related?

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 7:02 a.m. CST

    The Indy and the Big Trouble poster

    by davidwebb

    are both essentially the same poster. I love Struzan's work, but he repeats a lot of his ideas. Harry Potter and the Star Wars prequels, for example. His Blade Runner posters, however, capture the film for me in ways that other mediums never will.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Looks like Waterworld starring Eddie Vedder

    by vin_diggler

    and that is one goofy looking Back to the Future poster. I'm glad they went with the other one.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Absolutely love it!! Thanks for the article.

    by moonlightdrive

    Gotta get this book. Aka "When movies were truly awesome".

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Agree about Waterworld

    by elsewhere

    Good movie. Haters gonna hate. Awesome poster!

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 7:37 a.m. CST

    DonLogan thanks for posting links but

    by moonlightdrive

    they didn't work for me :(

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Quint, I would LOVE a series of the 'almost happened's'...

    by moonlightdrive

    including posters or just an unused poster series on it's own (but would prob work best as a series that isn't just exclusively posters). Please start it asap as I am very excited to read/hear about what could have been. Thank you :D

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 7:43 a.m. CST

    That Big Trouble poster...

    by Abominable Snowcone

    looks like Jack Burton is squatting to take a shit.<p> Struzan is a god.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 7:45 a.m. CST

    this was VERY cool....

    by shiekybaby

    Maybe I can talk someone into buying me this book. I would LOVE to see more features like this one! a What If column sounds very sweet.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST


    by DonLogan

    remove the spaces from the links

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Remember when they actually designed posters?

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    And they featured real art? Now some dipstick in marketing just badly Photoshops a couple of pictures together and slaps some type on top of it.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST

    MJ Fox looks stoned

    by The McPoyle Clan

    yeaaahhh, doc....

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 8:16 a.m. CST

    That BTTF belongs on my wall. or my bed.

    by Dharma4

    Either way, I needs it.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Perfect X-Mas gift!

    by HorrorFan81

    I'll definitely be putting this at or near the top of my list.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Quint Delivers Once Again...

    by BGDAWES

    and proves to be one of the few remaining reasons while I still tune into AICN. <br> <br> We all know Harry is a little kooky but he's still better then Mori (aka Drew McWeeny). <br> <br> Has anyone been reading Hit Fix? I read one of his 'articles' yesterday and literally 90% of it was about his kids. That's great and all but sheesh, I don't care about your kids. Write about movies. That's why I'm reading. <end rant>

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Nice One Quint

    by BubbaSawyer

    more please. for my buck one can never see enough of this kind of thing.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Drew modelled himself after Amsel

    by Bot-Bot

    This guy was more prolific and varied than Drew Struzan: <p> <p> That's just a small sample of his work, yet check out all the other categories of posters he did. I'm not discrediting Drew Struzan's work - far from it - but Richard Amsel was the big influence on him, and created some of the greatest movie posters.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Waterworld poster

    by TinDrummer

    Is it possible to get ahold of that beautiful poster?

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Mediamessiah...please elaborate more on the

    by southafricanguy

    behind the scenes goings on regarding Waterworld, it sounds damn interesting. Like you I have always found it a bit underrated, and that it (and Costner) got a bum rap. However I dont know much about what all happened with its production and the studio politics of the time.....

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Oh, and holy shit, but that Waterworld poster

    by southafricanguy

    he did is fucking awsome. What a bunch of morons for not useing that...That poster is flat out iconic imho....

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Struzan...Master of the sweaty face

    by alienindisguise

    that bttf concept is freakin' hilarious and by hilarious I mean awful. See kids, even the masters have off days.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Sign me up for two..

    by JayTL to look at and read, and one to rip out and plaster my walls

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST


    by Abominable Snowcone

    Yeah, the Amsel influence was pretty obvious. but I think for a lot of us here, Struzan was more of "our time" growing up.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Wait, in Waterworld there is no land...

    by Billyeveryteen

    What the fuck is he standing on?

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 9:51 a.m. CST


    by Abominable Snowcone

    His ego.<p> Although in Costner's defense I think he's calmed down a bit over the years.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    WATERWORLD poster...

    by blackwood

    It's a fail and a half they didn't use it. Gorgeous.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    by MikeTheSpike

    I hate to shit on *everything*, but who wants to read a blubbering fanboy interview?

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 10:35 a.m. CST


    by Monolith_Jones

    count me as enthusiastically in favor of a column featuring unproduced films/versions of films.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    The internet killed the movie poster

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    It's not so much the advent of photoshop, but just the fact that movie advertising has gone "viral" in a way that makes the concept of learning about a forthcoming movie solely via a poster on the wall of your local movie theater several months in advance rather quaint. As a child of the 80's, Struzan's work was incredible to me, and always made every movie look like the most thrilling adventure ever (even shit like Hook). Nowadays, you get two generic star headshots with a ton of digital botox smoothing out any hint of a wrinkle or frown line (look at the headshot of Harrison Ford on the Crossing Over DVD cover....he looks about 35) and the film's title in some boring, generic font. Fuck!

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Otho is now recently deceased

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    RIP Glenn Shadix.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Cool & drool

    by moviemaniac-7

    Need one, want one. Hell, I'm going to buy one.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    The final "Elsa" was definitely hotter

    by Tacom

    Way better than the comp one where she wears the hat.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Love Drew but Frank McCarthy is my fave

    by Tacom

    He did those crazy action movie posters in the 60s like THE DIRTY DOZEN.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST


    by choonie

    In little Vagina!! I want a poster for that.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Lucas - Spielberg - Elvis urban legend

    by zinc_chameleon

    Quint, I've got a question for you: do you know anything about the urban legend of Lucas and Spielberg writing a character for Elvis Presley, so that he could make a comeback in the 1970s? I've heard that they considered him for Indiana Jones, but I have no proof.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Cant beat THE THING

    by DeweyOxburger

    Framed in my upstairs hallway. Awesome...

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Let's all take a moment...

    by matthooper8

    Otho died.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    That Big Trouble one is awful

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    The Chinese dragon's head in the upper left is way too big and has no relevance to the movie, while the characters are all tiny...and Wang looks like he's shitting his pants.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    The Back to the Future one is pretty bad, too

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    Marty looks like he's tripping on ecstasy and dancing at a gay rave.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Great stuff

    by Kammich

    Really enjoyed this stuff, Quint. I hopped on over to Struzan's official site, and he's got some really great stuff over there(like a clear shot of his Dark Tower poster from "The Mist," and an AWESOME "batteries not included*" poster). I'm all in favor of a proposed column about unproduced Hollywood works... those things fascinate me as well. I'd also love to read anything about failed casting proposals and drastic script changes to films that actually did make it to the screen.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Now THIS is COOL, Keep it up Quint!

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Tacom - Robert McGinnis is awesome as well.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    The guy that did all the really cool James Bond art.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Iconic work.

    by Sumatran_Rat_Monkey

    I have always loved Drew Struzan's work. I never knew who he was or how big his contribution was to the movie industry until seeing the special feature on "The Mist" DVD. If you haven't seen it, you should check it out.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    BTTF Stop Watch Poster

    by Rex Manning

    In an old BTTF Trilogy book I have there is this awesome BTTF proto poster of MARTY climbing out of a massive cracked stop watch. tis awesome and prob laid the foundations for Drew's THREE O'CLOCK HIGH poster.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Ive seen the BTTF one before

    by RPLocke

    There's an old hardcover book about the making of all three BTTFs and it has a lot of unused poster art in it.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 2:22 p.m. CST

    I would pay half a G for a finished version of that Big Trouble

    by Anything But Tangerines

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Rex Manning & RPLocke

    by DonLogan

    see my earlier posts. the links point to the artwork you speak of.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    I want that Waterworld one on a t-shirt. Thats just fucking magi

    by Neck_Lucas

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Oh thank god!

    by TedKordLives

    I was just reading this and wondering, "Has RPLocke seen that BTTF poster before?". Thank god he saw this and posted that he's seen it before. Man, that really makes my day!

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Marty really does look like he's dancing at a gay rave

    by Jehovahs_Witness

    While looking at the BTTF poster....go, "Nnnsst...nnsst...nnsst...nnsst...nnsst..."

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Top of my Xmas List

    by Autodidact

    Someone in my family is gonna get this for me. This is the kind of thing you gotta unwrap before touching.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Fer serious, tho...

    by TedKordLives

    Thank god I work at a bookstore. I'll be picking up this bad boy at a discount!

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST

    That BTTF poster looks like the Phil Joanou directed

    by skimn

    version, and the BTLC poster looks like Kurt Russell has either shit a truck, or is about to shit on a truck.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST


    by frank cotton


  • Sept. 8, 2010, 8:27 p.m. CST

    How big is this book?

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    like it it a coffe table book, or a giant sized poster book. I Just wanna know because I might be tempted to buy a second copy and remove some of the poster images and frame them, but if they are tiny then theres really no point

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 11:33 p.m. CST


    by NotMalcolmReed

    i hope there are a lot of sketches with just line work in the book. it amazes me he can do such good likenesses over and over. the bttf one is an interesting take. sure some talkbackers may say it's gay, that was the 80s for you.

  • Sept. 8, 2010, 11:56 p.m. CST


    by MST3KPIMP

    get it?

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 12:17 a.m. CST

    "The Thing" poster probably my favorite of all time

    by Toe Jam

    Coincidentally, I was just thinking the other day how brilliant that poster is, yet it's such a simple concept. They even used it as a prop in "The Mist," if I remember correctly. Also, funny how the only difference between his "Last Crusade" mock-up and the final version is the presence of Elsa Schneider's long blonde hair. You just know some studio exec shithead freaked out and insisted she be portrayed in a more feminine, look-there's-a-beautiful-woman-in-this-movie manner.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 2:50 a.m. CST

    SouthAfricanGuy: Water World And Lew (Lou) Wasserman

    by Media Messiah

    Lew (Lou) Wasserman was considered the Godfather of Hollywood. He ran Universal Studios, and was considered to be a king-maker in Hollywood. No business happened, unless he said it happened. Lew considered Michael Ovitz to be like a son to him, even though he had his own sons working in the industry. Michael Ovitz was briefly given the throne over at Universal. While there, he made a deal with the Japanese to invest in Universal. Lew Wasserman felt that Michael was pulling a fast one, and that this was done behind his back. There appeared to be some fear that the Japanese investment might open the door to the Yakuza, a crime syndicate in Japan. Lew Wasserman wouldn't even let Steve Wynn take-over Universal, in regard to his attempt to buy a majority owning stake in Universal, sensing that Italian mafia would use Wynn's efforts, as a seed into Hollywood. He told Wynn that he could only buy about 12 percent of the company, to which Wynn declined. The latter is a story that Wynn told Charlie Rose on his PBS show. So, given that, you can see how sensitive Wasserman was over the would-be Japanese deal--again, the fear of Yakuza involvement. The Italian and Jewish Mafias, respectively, are very aggressive over what they consider to be their territory in the entertainment industry. They don't allow, cross-pollenization in that regard, or, at least, not a lot of it, although there are smaller factions who have established some beachheads in the other's business territories; any large take-overs, or migrations of business activity, is flowned upon, and that includes, Japanese interdictions. Sony/Columbia is largely the only exception.<BR><BR>Anyway, Ovitz was spearheading Water World, or at least, his regime, so when all hell broke loose with Wasserman, and Ovitz, over the Japanese deal, Ovitz had to go, and anything he had championed at Universal, was damned along with him--a common industry practice when a regime is tossed-out of a studio, they typically, those who take their place, allow their predecessor's film projects to die, no matter how good, or great, those projects are. Look what happened to Joss Whedon with Serenity and Goners. The female exec backing those projects was pushed-out of Universal, and the company let those projects crash and burn.<BR><BR>In regard to TV, they, the folks in the executive suites, simply steal credit for any successful TV shows that were previously placed into production, and or, development by a previous regime. As per the latter, something similar happened to the then President of ABC Entertainment Programming who created Lost and green-lit Desperate House Wives. I have forgotten his name, but for clarification, he was Howard Stern's old rep. Those who replaced him, in executive positions at ABC/Disney, took the credit for his work. Lost was his idea, not JJ Abrams, who was brought in as a hired gun to execute that idea--which was essentially, a scripted version of the CBS reality show, "Survivor".

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 3:04 a.m. CST

    PS: They Were Not Going To Let Ovitz Leave Universal With A Hit

    by Media Messiah with which he could further his career, hence, the industry practice, to throw the work of an exiting exec...under the bus, as they leave. They don't do that in TV, because the development process of TV series is so very long, and a network is depending on programing 24/7. Well, with film, if you dump a handful of films, or intentionally under-fund their promotions, marketing, and distribution, you can easily replace them--with other film projects, even if you have to buy up films from independent film producers, or foreign production companies.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 6:43 a.m. CST

    What about Posters of Semi-Erotic Obscure Movies?

    by Darrenjiju

    That would have been swell to see the top Hollywood tough guys such as Silvester Stallone, his first erotic-porn movie, and posters from his movie all over his yard... And delivered to him, a postman with an Arnold accent: "It is time, Mr. Stallone!"

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    WATERWORLD: 100x better than they say.

    by uberman

    I loved Waterworld when it came out and I still like it today. The hollywood press had a hard on for this before it was even released and tried to paint it as a crappy flick. I totally dig this flick and yet to meet somebody who didnt like it, though Im sure there is a douchbag on the TB who will disagree, but let me state beforehand: It WILL be a douchbag, so anything they say will have to be filtered through a veil of douchiness.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 12:42 p.m. CST


    by bah

    Thank heavens they lost the hat. I owned that poster, and lordy, I loved that corner of it.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST


    by Kurgan

    Well, it suffered from a weak third act -- I never thought the baddies were all that interesting. Some (to me, at least) glaring plot holes also bothered me: if you can filter potable water out of your own urine, why doesn't it work on sea water? If you breathe through gills, the oxygen goes straight to your bloodstream and you cannot provide a damsel in distress with oxygen from your lungs. Nitpicks, I admit, but yeah. When Waterworld is at its best, it is really good, though.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Struzan also has a DVD out

    by corvette63

    teaching all of his techniques. You can search youtube for the trailer.

  • Sept. 9, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    No spam filter here? Ban guanwo

    by Bot-Bot

    That "math" post is in all the comments now.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    I have some MATH for you

    by DangerDave

    one guanwo + his mouth / my ass and balls = fuck you faggot.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 12:32 a.m. CST

    KingOfMilwaukee - The best thing about Waterworld

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    was James Newton Howard's incredible music score. But that poster is indeed awesome.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 2:25 a.m. CST

    Media Messiah....thanks buddy, very interes

    by southafricanguy

    ting info, much appreciated. I always felt that Waterworld could have been a true classic, however as Kurgen pointed out, the script has big third act problems, and the villains were far too Saturday cartoon like. If they had taken more time to fix that, and considering Howard's fantastic score, a damn cool central concept, the incredible production design, and the amazing Atoll attack at the begining Waterworld could have been something truly special...

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 6:27 a.m. CST

    I used to try and copy his style so much as a kid

    by L. Ron Bumquist

    but I never could find colored pencils that would go over airbrushing and acrylic well.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 6:28 a.m. CST

    I'm more of a Bob Peak guy now though

    by L. Ron Bumquist

    thanks to Bill Sienkiewicz

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Media Messiah waterworld's crime

    by MurderMostFowl

    Being about 10 years too late. <BR><BR> It's basically a rehash of Robin Hood and MadMax Thunderdome. It's got some interesting moments and nothing is really all that bad, but ... well, audiences were pretty sick of that stuff when the movie came out<BR><BR>Look what other movies came out in 1995: Seven, Usual Suspects, Toy Story, Braveheart, Casino, 12 monkeys, Apollo 13. each one of them way way superior movies.

  • Nov. 14, 2010, 6:19 a.m. CST

    yeah, movies posters are a dead art these days...

    by The_Crimson_King

    I'm late to this party, but I just want to say that these days most movies posters are one of two things, ugly photoshopped pictures of floating heads or if it's an action movie, they just slap some blue and orange over a boring image and call it a day

  • Nov. 15, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST

    Hear hear!

    by orcus

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 6:14 a.m. CST

    hey cool, someone read my post

    by The_Crimson_King

  • Nov. 16, 2010, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Simple, Orcus sees all...

    by orcus