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The Silence of the Lambs

The movie The Silence of the Lambs was based on the book The Silence of the Lambs.

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Movie details for The Silence of the Lambs

The movie was released in 1991 and directed by Jonathan Demme, who also directed Clara's Heart (1988) and Beloved (1998). The Silence of the Lambs was produced by Image Entertainment. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Anthony Heald, Ted Levine, Frankie Faison, Kasi Lemmons, Brooke Smith, Paul Lazar, Dan Butler, Lawrence T. Wrentz, Don Brockett, Frank Seals Jr., Stuart Rudin, Masha Skorobogatov, Jeffrie Lane, Leib Lensky, George 'Red' Schwartz, Jim Roche and James B. Howard.

 

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Based on Thomas Harris's novel, this terrifying film by Jonathan Demme really only contains a couple of genuinely shocking moments (one involving an autopsy, the other a prison break). The rest of the film is a splatter-free visual and psychological desce... Read More
Based on Thomas Harris's novel, this terrifying film by Jonathan Demme really only contains a couple of genuinely shocking moments (one involving an autopsy, the other a prison break). The rest of the film is a splatter-free visual and psychological descent into the hell of madness, redeemed astonishingly by an unlikely connection between a monster and a haunted young woman. Anthony Hopkins is extraordinary as the cannibalistic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter, virtually entombed in a subterranean prison for the criminally insane. At the behest of the FBI, agent-in-training Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) approaches Lecter, requesting his insights into the identity and methods of a serial killer named Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine). In exchange, Lecter demands the right to penetrate Starling's most painful memories, creating a bizarre but palpable intimacy that liberates them both under separate but equally horrific circumstances. Demme, a filmmaker with a uniquely populist vision (Melvin and Howard, Something Wild), also spent his early years making pulp for Roger Corman (Caged Heat), and he hasn't forgotten the significance of tone, atmosphere, and the unsettling nature of a crudely effective close-up. Much of the film, in fact, consists of actors staring straight into the camera (usually from Clarice's point of view), making every bridge between one set of eyes to another seem terribly dangerous. --Tom Keogh

Book details for The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs was written by Thomas Harris. The book was published in 1988 by St. Martin's Press. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

Thomas Harris also wrote Red Dragon (1981) and Hannibal (1999).

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