Behind the Scenes

Recently, I saw three movies that focused on the people behind the scenes in the entertainment industry.

“20 Feet from Stardom” is a documentary on the backup singers behind hugely popular music acts.

“Drew: The Man Behind the Poster” is a documentary on Drew Struzan – the movie poster artist who painted(!) the movie posters for such iconic movies as “Star Wars”, “Indiana Jones”, “Back to the Future”, and many more.

“In a World…” is a comedy about voice-over artists.

Each of these movies are wonderful in their own way.  I love how they highlight the artistry and talent of the people who are stars in their own right, even though they don’t get the same bright spotlight.  They are a very real part of the creative collaboration that is necessary to give birth to a musical performance or a movie.  I feel like I can identify somewhat with them – since stunt performers fall into a similar role as supporting members of the team.  I can only hope to be even a liiiiiiittle bit as successful as they are.

20 Feet from Stardom (2013) PosterDrew: The Man Behind the Poster (2013) PosterIn a World... (2013) Poster

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