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2013 Fourteen Days of Halloween Part Seven: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Posted by invizweb on October 24, 2013

File:The Silence of the Lambs poster.jpg

courtesy of WikiPedia

Director: Jonathan Demme

Starring:  Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Anthony Heald, Brooke Smith, Roger Corman, and Chris Isaak

Based on:  The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

Producer:  Edward Saxon, Ron Bozman, and Kenneth Utt

Studio: Orion Pictures, Strong Heart/ Demme Production

Run Time: 1 hr  58 Minutes (118 Minutes)

Selected to be preserved by the Library of Congress, the classic Silence of the Lambs is about a FBI trainee’s dealings with a psychologist turned serial killer in solving a pending case of another serial killer.  It was a movie thought to have revived the horror cinema genre.  In this film, Jodie Foster delivered her lines very credibly but Anthony Hopkins was awesomely brilliant  as Dr.  Hannibal Lecter, the anti-Batman of killers (he embodied the cerebral elements of the character as if he was Lecter himself).  In addition, unlike many of the films I have and will review, blood is treated more respectfully dripping and not gushing in spurts (though many of the reviews are about horror-comedies) where reality is no object.)  Also, the climax of the film is one of the best I have ever seen.  With that said, despite what many of my close friends believe, I still do not feel Silent to be the best film of all time.   It had beautiful cinematography, great lead actors, and it did had neither enough suspense nor enough Hannibal for my tastes.  Also, I did not find the film very horrifying.  Damn fine film still…


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