A print reproduction of The Silence of the Lambs, 1991, designed by Dawn Baillie.
Less well known than the original image showing just Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, this poster of both Clarice and Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter was created in a series of teaser posters. As a standard leading actor’s contract required, Anthony Hopkins had to have equal likeness and prominence in all promotional materials. While all movie theaters would have received the full set of posters from the film’s distributor, it was up to them to choose which poster to show at the box office.
The photograph of the death’s-head hawkmoth was taken from a specimen Dawn had rented from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. Dawn chose red for Hopkins to imply evil and made Foster blue to create a visual vibration between the characters.
Measures 17 x 11 inches. Ships rolled.