"It's the morning after Halloween. Taped to the door of an editing room is a reduced copy of the Hannibal poster, which has been doctored with a strip of paper near Hopkins's mouth that reads: TRICK OR TREAT. DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING I CAN EAT?

"Ridley Scott emerges from a chat with editor Pietro Scalia and Dino De Laurentiis and goes right into a meeting with members of a Manhattan design studio, who've come to pitch ideas for the film's opening title sequence. They present Scott with storyboards offering a tour through the chambers of Lecter's mind and discuss using the aptly named type font: Chianti."

[Scott (whom Pauline Kael once called a "visual hypnotist") trained as a painter and graphics designer at the Royal College of Art in London.]

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