A print reproduction of The Silence of the Lambs, 1991, designed by Dawn Baillie.
Less well known than the image showing Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, this poster of 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’s poster to imply evil when it was displayed next to the “innocent” white poster showing Jodie Foster.
Measures 17 x 11 inches. Ships rolled.