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Making Movies Into Art

Graphic designer Anthony Goldschmidt’s firm worked on posters for ”Thelma & Louise,” ”Apollo 13,” ”E.T.,” ”Rain Man,” ”The Color Purple,” and ”Blazing Saddles”

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You might not know his name, but if you’re a cinephile, you know his work. Graphic designer Anthony Goldschmidt, who died of liver cancer in L.A. on June 17 at the age of 71, was instrumental in creating some of the most iconic movie posters ever — making him a favorite of filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard. Goldschmidt and his firm, Intralink Film Graphic Design, helped make marketing tools into unforgettable symbols of the cherished films they represent.