Silence Of The Lambs Analysis

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THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS BY JONATHAN DEMME
In many ways, ‘The Silence of the lambs’ is different from its predecessors in the Hannibal cannibal novel series. A 1991 horror-thriller movie directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott Glenn. In the film, a bright, young FBI Trainee Clarice Starling is chosen by Jack Crawford of the FBI’s Behavioral Sciences Unit to interview Hannibal Lecter, a former psychiatrist and the cannibalistic serial killer whose insight leads to the pursuit of the serial killer named ‘Buffalo Bill’, who skins his female victim corpses.
Compared to its immediate predecessor ‘Manhunter’ of 1986 movie, ‘silence’ is very much a skillful adaptation and brilliant execution of the plot taking an advanced step from the ‘Manhunter’. The plot itself, is slow building with its pace and events keep you glued. Every moment plays with the effects such as gorgeousness and terror, at times, slowly but surely luring you into being intrigued with Hannibal. It is the viewer’s familiarity with the Hannibal of the silence of the lambs allowed Demme to create conflicting impressions of this insidious character, a certain prototype of the devil, and in so doing to leave the viewer with the sense that the cannibalistic doctor is capable of a gentleness, a sensitivity, a compassion, even a loyalty that make him admirable, even worthy of adoration (When he trades Quid pro quo with Clarice in exchange for his help).
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