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Rain Man (movie)

Anthony Goldschmidt dies at 71; designed memorable movie posters

When E.T., the extraterrestrial, and his human chum Elliott reached across the cosmos to share a luminous touch of the fingertips, Anthony Goldschmidt was the unseen hand that brought them together. Goldschmidt also was on the job when Thelma and Louise posed for their famous cheek-to-cheek selfie. And when the towering black waves of "The Perfect Storm" tossed around a little fishing boat called the Andrea Gail. And when the loopy characters of "Young Frankenstein" glared down onto the Sunset Strip from an eight-story vertical billboard on the side of the Playboy building. Goldschmidt, a graphic designer whose firm created some of Hollywood's most memorable...