On Oct. 24, Mouth-Taped-Shut released another stunning poster for “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” As with the previous versions, the poster is in black and white and features images of Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) and Mikael Blomvist (Daniel Craig).
The black-and-white “Dragon Tattoo” poster features a profile view of Salander in a medium shot overlaid with picture of Blomqvist, back turned to the viewers but turned to face them.
Although the two images of Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are its focus, the Mouth-Taped-Shut poster also features two more images in the overlay. There is the background image of a snowy landscape, appropriate for the film’s Swedish setting.
Another image is that of a flower, an image drawn from a key point in Stieg Larsson’s novel, central to the mystery Blomkvist is working to solve for Henrick Vanger (played by Christopher Plummer).
The combination of images fits with the poster’s tagline, “What is hidden in the snow comes forth in the thaw.”
With these touches, the poster is the most compelling yet, even more so than the provocative poster that features a nude Salander, arms crossed in front of her chest, in front of Blomkvist. It evokes a noir sensibility in keeping with the movie’s stills and other promotional materials, while suggesting the optical illusion evoked in the third “Dragon Tattoo” poster that points to the duality of Salander and Blomkvist.
See “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” posters or watch the “Dragon Tattoo” trailer.
Added insider touches to the Mouth-Taped-Shut poster: What is Hidden in the Snow is a related “Dragon Tattoo” site. The site, a series of boxes in a grid, has recently initiated a scavenger hunt for fans in select locations, offering geographical coordinates to a cache with something from the film. The first object wasn’t located by the deadline, reported Slash Film, but the second was a framed flower that was used in the movie.
Comes Forth in the Thaw is another related site, one that has released images from the movie as a second browser window “thaws.”
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” will be released to domestic movie theaters Dec. 21, 2011.
Pittsburgh movie-goers can catch the film at the AMC Loews Waterfront 22, SouthSide Works Cinemaand Waterworks Cinema 10. Look for locations and movie tickets available for online purchase at Fandango.
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