33 films for the famous director to date, and as many film posters. Can you recognize ten of them with just one highly zoomed detail?
We no longer present Steven Spielberg, one of the most famous names in Hollywood. The man with thirty-three feature films and almost as many successes since Sugarland Express in 1974, to the very recent remake of West Side Story via ET The extraterrestrial, the Indiana Jones saga or even Jurassic Park.
And when one is interested in the iconography of his universe and more particularly that of the posters which accompanied the release of these many films, two names come back, those of the artists John Alvin and Drew Struzan.
The former had a long and fruitful relationship with the director, for whom he designed numerous posters, including those of Jurassic Park, The Color Purple, Empire of the Sun and the iconic ET poster. see the fingers of the alien and the young hero Elliott make contact creating a light source.
An idea that comes from Spielberg himself, inspired by the work of Michelangelo, The Creation of Adam painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Note that the hand of the child is in fact that of the daughter of the designer himself, and that we can find his signature hidden in a very discreet way on the Earth represented below. Among John Alvin’s other creations, we can mention Blade Runner, The Goonies, The Mask and several collaborations with Tim Burton (Beetlejuice, Mars Attacks, Batman…)
As for Drew Struzan, he also collaborated on several occasions with the director for whom he produced the posters of Hook, and two of the four Indiana Jones (The Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade). We also owe him the iconic posters of the Back to the Future trilogy.
It is therefore with all these visuals that we are going to play today, since you will have to recognize Steven Spielberg’s film posters, using a simple isolated detail.