by Sarah Warn
Premiere magazine has posted their list of The 25 Best Movie Posters Ever, most of which, not surprisingly, were made before the turn of the century (Breakfast at Tiffany, Rosemary’s Baby, The Seven Year Itch etc.), back when movie posters were more about art than enhanced breasts (Tomb Raider and Deep Blue Sea, anyone?).
The poster for Jodie Foster’s 1991’s film Silence of the Lambs was one of the few modern ones that made the list, because if you “look very closely at the death’s head moth covering star Jodie Foster’s mouth, there appears to be an image of humans forming a skull on its back.”
Yeah, that’s why the poster is so mesmerizing. It’s the skulls. And we’re all looking at the guns in the Tomb Raider poster.