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The Silence of the Lambs

original movie poster
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Produced by Kenneth Utt
Edward Saxon
Ron Bozman
Starring Jodie Foster
Anthony Hopkins
Scott Glenn
Ted Levine
Music by Howard Shore
Distributed by Orion Pictures
Release date(s) United States February 14, 1991
Australia May 9, 1991
United Kingdom May 31, 1991
Running time 118 min.
Language English
Budget $19,000,000
Followed by Hannibal
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The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. It is based on the novel by Thomas Harris, his second to feature psychopathic psychiatrist and cannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter. In the film, Clarice Starling, a young FBI trainee, is sent to see the imprisoned Lecter in order to ask his expert advice on catching a serial killer given the name Buffalo Bill, who is abducting women and skinning them. Image File history File links The_Silence_of_the_Lambs_poster. ... Jonathan Demme (born February 22, 1944, in Baldwin, New York) is an American film director, producer and writer. ... Edward Saxon is an Academy Award-winning film producer. ... Jodie Foster (born November 19, 1962) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, director, and producer. ... Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, CBE (IPA: ) is an Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning Welsh-born film, stage and television actor. ... Image:Scott Glenn. ... Ted Levine as Buffalo Bill. ... Howard Shore Howard Leslie Shore (born October 18, 1946) is a Canadian film composer, best known for composing the score to The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. ... Orion Pictures Logo Orion Pictures Corporation was a American movie production company, formed in 1978 as a joint venture between Warner Bros. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hannibal is a 2001 film, directed by Ridley Scott, adapted from the Thomas Harris novel of the same name. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1991. ... Jonathan Demme (born February 22, 1944, in Baldwin, New York) is an American film director, producer and writer. ... Jodie Foster (born November 19, 1962) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, director, and producer. ... Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, CBE (IPA: ) is an Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning Welsh-born film, stage and television actor. ... Thomas Harris. ... See Also: Antisocial Personality Disorder Theoretically, psychopathy is a three-faceted disorder involving interpersonal, affective and behavioral characteristics. ... Psychiatry is a medical specialty dealing with the prevention, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of mental illness – both in itself and in bodily illness (psychiatry in medicine) – such as clinical depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders. ... Cannibalism is the act or practice of eating members of the same species, e. ... Hannibal The Cannibal Lecter, as portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs. ... Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, with Anthony Hopkins as her nemesis, Hannibal Lecter, in the 1991 film adaptation of The Silence of the Lambs Clarice Starling is a fictional character in the novels The Silence Of The Lambs and Hannibal by Thomas Harris. ... // At present, the FBI has investigative jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes and is second to only the United States Marshal Service in terms of law enforcement jurisdiction (although the USMS by practice relegates itself to judicial duties, making the FBI the de-facto lead... Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... Ted Levine as Buffalo Bill. ...


The film adaptation was released in 1991. Jonathan Demme won an Academy Award for Best Director. Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins both won Oscars for their roles as Clarice Starling and Dr. Hannibal Lecter, respectively. Hopkins' performance as Lecter remains one of the shortest lead acting Oscar-winning performances ever, as Hopkins is only on screen for seventeen minutes in the entire film. The film won additional Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture. Thus, it is the most recent film (just the third in Oscar history) to win the five most prestigious Academy Awards (after It Happened One Night, 1934 and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 1975). 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jonathan Demme (born February 22, 1944, in Baldwin, New York) is an American film director, producer and writer. ... The Academy Award for Directing is an accolade given to the person that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences feels was best director of the past year. ... Jodie Foster (born November 19, 1962) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, director, and producer. ... Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, CBE (IPA: ) is an Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning Welsh-born film, stage and television actor. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... // The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ... It Happened One Night is a 1934 romantic comedy in which an elite socialite (Claudette Colbert) tries to get out from under her fathers thumb, and falls in with a rogue reporter (Clark Gable). ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is a 1975 film directed by Miloš Forman. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ...

Contents

Plot

The movie opens with Clarice Starling, a young FBI trainee, being asked to carry out an errand by Jack Crawford, the head of the FBI division that draws up psychological profiles of serial killers. Starling is asked to present a questionnaire to a serial killer named Hannibal Lecter, a former psychiatrist and genuine sociopath, currently serving a life sentence in a Baltimore insane asylum. Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, with Anthony Hopkins as her nemesis, Hannibal Lecter, in the 1991 film adaptation of The Silence of the Lambs Clarice Starling is a fictional character in the novels The Silence Of The Lambs and Hannibal by Thomas Harris. ... // At present, the FBI has investigative jurisdiction over violations of more than 200 categories of federal crimes and is second to only the United States Marshal Service in terms of law enforcement jurisdiction (although the USMS by practice relegates itself to judicial duties, making the FBI the de-facto lead... Jack Crawford. ... Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more, Balmerr Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Independent...


We also learn of the hunt for a serial killer dubbed Buffalo Bill, who has abducted five different women, keeping them for up to three days before killing them, taking parts of their skins and dumping them in rivers. The nickname was started by Kansas City Police Homicide Division, on the theory that "he likes to skin his humps." Starling asks if she should ask Lecter about Bill, but Crawford tells her not to, as such a direct request for help would lead to a refusal of cooperation from Lecter. Ted Levine as Buffalo Bill. ... Nickname: City of Fountains or Heart of America Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ...


At the asylum, the warden opens the door and sends her to Lecter, who is in the last cell. As Starling walks down the hallway, some of the occupants hiss at her, especially Multiple Miggs, who snorts "I can smell your cunt." Finally she meets Lecter, who is seemingly quite polite and civil, but after toying briefly with Starling, he refuses to take the questionnaire. As she leaves the other occupants yell at her, and Miggs, who is masturbating in the dark, throws his semen in her face. Lecter yells for Starling again, and gives her some cryptic information. This leads her to a rent-a-storage lot where the possessions of one of Lecter's former patients, Benjamin Raspail (whom Lecter insists he did not kill), are contained. Hidden in Raspail's vintage car is a severed head in a jar. It is implied that the head belongs to Raspail (this is a departure from the novel).

Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling
Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling

When Bill's fifth victim is found, Starling helps Crawford perform the autopsy. A chrysalis moth is found in the throat of the victim. Diamond-shaped patches of skin have been taken from her back above her buttocks. Autopsy reports indicate that she was killed within three days of her capture. Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins Promotional image of the movie The Silence of the Lambs This work is copyrighted. ... Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins Promotional image of the movie The Silence of the Lambs This work is copyrighted. ... Chrysalis of Gulf Fritillary in Georgetown, South Carolina Pupation of Inachis io A pupa (plural: pupae or pupas) is the life stage of some insects undergoing transformation. ... A moth is an insect closely related to the butterfly. ...


Starling shows the chrysalis moth entolomologists at the Smithsonian where, (much later in the book than the film), it is eventually identified as the Death's Head Moth, so named because of the signature skull design on its back. It lives only in Asia and in the United States and must be hand-raised. Etymology, the study of the origin of words, is sometimes misspelled as Entomology or Entymology. Etymology redirects here. ... The Smithsonian castle, as seen through the garden gate. ... Species Acherontia atropos Acherontia styx Acherontia lachesis Variations in the Deaths head pattern The name Deaths-head Hawkmoth usually refers to one of the three species (, and ) of moth in the Acherontia genus. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ...


In Memphis, Tennessee a young woman, Catherine Ruth Martin, is just getting home in her car and is just outside her home when she finds a man struggling to lift a couch into the back of his van as he has a cast on his arm. While helping him move the couch, he suddenly strikes her, rendering her unconscious after which he puts her inside the van. He drives off, having removed her shirt and leaving it at the roadside. The victim's mother happens to be Ruth Martin, a junior U.S. Senator from Tennessee. Flag Seal Nickname: The River City, The Bluff City, M-Town Location Location in Shelby County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Tennessee Shelby County Mayor W. W. Herenton (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 294. ... cast A cast is a shell, frequently made from plaster, encasing a limb (or, in some cases, large portions of the body) to hold a broken bone (or bones) in place until it has healed. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ...


With the stakes heightened, Clarice Starling is sent back to Lecter to obtain more information. After Lecter's accurate predictions (most notably the discovery of another Death's Head Moth cocoon in Raspail's throat), the inside word is that Lecter must know the true identity of Buffalo Bill. Starling offers Lecter a deal: if he gives information leading to Bill's arrest and Catherine Martin's rescue, Senator Martin will have Lecter transferred to a new institution where he will be given more freedom and privilege. (Unbeknownst to Clarice, the deal is a sham concocted by Crawford as a last-ditch effort to get Lecter to talk). Lecter, in turn, demands information from Starling: in exchange for details of her personal life, he will offer his views on who Buffalo Bill might be.


Lecter starts by asking Starling about her worst childhood memory: the death of her father, a town marshal who was killed by two burglars on a night patrol. In exchange, Lecter explains that Bill is seeking to change himself, for he transsexual, or rather someone who thinks he is a transsexual. Bill's obsession with moths stems from the metamorphosis they undertake, from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. Bill has probably applied unsuccessfully for gender-reassignment surgery. Starling does not pick up on how this will help her, so she asks for more information. Lecter probes further into her past, and learns that Clarice was sent to her uncle's ranch in Montana after her father's death, only to run away some two months later. In his quid pro quo style, Lecter explains that checking the records of people turned down for gender reassignment surgery due to violent histories would be a good place to begin seeking Bill's true identity. He explains that Bill was not born a criminal, but made one through years of systematic abuse. He hates his own identity, and now mistakenly identifies himself as transsexual. Look up Transsexuality in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Pieris rapae larva An older Pieris rapae larva A Pieris rapae pupa A Pieris rapae adult Metamorphosis is a process in biology by which an individual physically develops after birth or hatching, and involves significant change in form as well as growth and differentiation. ... The striking caterpillar of the Emperor Gum Moth This article is about insect larva. ... Chrysalis of Gulf Fritillary in Georgetown, South Carolina Pupation of Inachis io A pupa (plural: pupae or pupas) is the life stage of some insects undergoing transformation. ... Families Superfamily Hesperioidea: Hesperiidae Superfamily Papilionoidea: Papilionidae Pieridae Nymphalidae Lycaenidae Riodinidae A butterfly is an insect of the order Lepidoptera, and belongs to one of the superfamilies Hesperioidea (the skippers) or Papilionoidea (all other butterflies). ... Sex reassignment surgery from male to female involves reshaping the male genitals into a form with the appearance of and, as far as possible, the function of female genitalia. ... Quid pro quo (Latin for something for something[1]) indicates a more-or-less equal exchange or substitution of goods or services. ...


Meanwhile, it is revealed that Dr. Chilton, the asylum administrator, has been secretly listening to conversations between Lecter and Starling, and has learned that Crawford's deal is a lie. He offers one of his own: If Lecter reveals Buffalo Bill's identity, he will indeed get a transfer to another asylum, but only if Chilton gets credit for getting the information from him. Lecter insists that he will only give the information to Senator Ruth Martin in person, in Tennessee. Chilton agrees. Unknown to Chilton, Lecter has managed to fashion and conceal a handcuff key. He knows that once he is outside the asylum, he will be in the custody of police officers who will use handcuffs on him, rather than strait-jackets. Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ...


In Tennessee, Lecter toys with Senator Martin briefly, enjoying the woman's anguish, but eventually gives her some information about Buffalo Bill: his real name is Louis Friend (William Rubin in the novel), referred to him by Raspail, as Raspail and Friend were lovers. With this new information, the FBI races off to save Catherine.


The next day, Clarice confronts Lecter in his makeshift cell, suspecting that Lecter has misled everyone about Louis Friend, which is an anagram of "iron sulfide" (ie, "fool's gold"). Their conversation continues from before, with Lecter giving clues of Buffalo Bill's identity in exchange for an anecdote from her childhood: one night at her uncle's ranch, Clarice awoke to hear lambs screaming as they were being slaughtered, and tried to save one by carrying it away, but was soon caught and the lamb returned to slaughter. Hannibal asks if she can still hear the lambs crying and wonders if she imagines that saving Catherine will finally give her some peace. Lecter now understands Clarice, but Chilton interrupts the conversation, preventing Lecter from transmitting to her a parallel understanding of Buffalo Bill. Clarice is escorted from the building. Iron(II) sulfide is a form of iron sulfide (others include iron pyrite aka Fools Gold), and can be obtained by reacting iron and sulfur under great heat. ... It has been suggested that Lambing be merged into this article or section. ...

Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter
Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter

That evening, Lecter requests a second meal: lamb chops. Using his makeshift key, he picks the lock of his handcuffs while an officer puts the second meal in his cell. He fatally beats and disembowels one officer and ties him to the cell bar with what seems to be an American flag. The other officer is partially devoured and probably dies from blood loss and shock when Lecter skins his face. When the police and SWAT teams arrive, they assume to have found in the elevator a mortally wounded Dr. Lecter, which is actually the body of the second officer. Meanwhile, Lecter pretends to be the second police officer by wearing his clothes and face (which is severely mangled, ostensibly due to Lecter's mauling) and finally escapes while he is taken to a hospital, killing everyone in the ambulance. Download high resolution version (960x512, 132 KB)Hannibal Lecter as portrayed by Anthony Hopkins. ... Download high resolution version (960x512, 132 KB)Hannibal Lecter as portrayed by Anthony Hopkins. ... Flag ratio: 7:12; nicknames: Stars and Stripes, Old Glory The flag of the United States of America consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white; there is a blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars... Image:Members of the 600th Security Police Squadrons Base Swat Team. ...


Starling's shock at all these events is put on hold when she realizes that Lecter has left more clues for her. With the help of her roommate, Starling realizes that there is something significant in the way Buffalo Bill's first victim, Frederica Bimmel, was killed. She was killed first but found third, suggesting that Bill wanted to hide her body. Starling surmises that she knew Bill in personal life, as Lecter had told her that the needs which Bill serves by killing those women is his eager desire; he had coveted those women and their identities. Crawford sends Starling to investigate Bimmel's home town, Belvedere, Ohio, where she discovers that Bimmel was a tailor. Dresses in her closet have diamond-shaped templates on them, identical to the patches of skin removed from Buffalo Bill's latest victim. Starling realizes that Buffalo Bill is a capable tailor who wants to transform into a woman by fashioning himself a "woman suit" of real skin. She telephones Crawford, who is already on the way to make an arrest. Lecter's transsexual-surgery theory has yielded a positive ID from Johns Hopkins: a "Jame Gumb" just outside Chicago. Crawford is leading a strike on Gumb's business address in Calumet City, Illinois, while Chicago SWAT takes a home address. Starling is to continue interviewing Bimmel's friends. Belvedere is a fictional town in the U.S. state of Ohio depicted in the novel The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, as well as the 1991 motion picture based on the novel. ... A tailor is a person whose occupation is to sew menswear style jackets and the skirts or trousers that go with them. ... Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins (May 19, 1795 – December 24, 1873) was a Baltimore businessman, a Quaker, an abolitionist, and a philanthropist. ... Calumet City is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ...


Starling learns (from Bimmel's friend Stacy) that Bimmel once worked for a woman named Mrs. Lippman. When Starling goes to Lippman's house, however, the door is answered by Jame Gumb (Buffalo Bill). He claims to be "Jack Gordon", which is actually a fake name that she previously heard from Crawford. They talk and go inside. Starling has no idea who he really is, but when she spies a Death's Head Moth flapping around in the background, and a lot of yarn and thread, she knows with whom she is dealing. Starling asks the man if she could use his telephone. He nervously replies, "Sure you can use my phone." When he looks the other way, Starling draws her weapon and attempts to arrest Gumb, but he abruptly scrambles into the basement, and she follows. She finds Catherine Martin in a dry well when the lights go out, leaving them in complete darkness. Gumb, wearing night vision goggles, creeps up behind Starling and cocks his gun. Starling hears the click and turns around, quickly firing back, killing him. Starling calls for back up, and Catherine Martin is rescued. Experimental night vision goggles. ...


During her graduation honors as "Special Agent" from the FBI Academy, Starling receives a phone call. It is Lecter. He asks her if the lambs have stopped screaming, and promises her that he will not come after her, telling her that "the world is more interesting with you in it" -- and expecting the same courtesy from her. He also tells her that he is "having an old friend for dinner" and cuts the phone. We then see Lecter following Dr. Chilton, who has just stepped out of a plane, and is slowly walking into a crowded, narrow street of a Caribbean village to finally disappear. The FBI Academy is located in Quantico, Virginia. ...

Production

An alternate poster with Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter.
An alternate poster with Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter.

The Silence of the Lambs was distributed by Orion Pictures. Image File history File links Hannibalred. ... Image File history File links Hannibalred. ...

  • The majority of the film was shot in southern Ohio because it has highly variable landscapes and architecture. This variety made it easier to display many different parts of the country.
  • Both the scene of Lecter in his cage and the Baltimore jail scene were filmed in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • None of the action of the film takes place in Pennsylvania, even though the registration stickers on the windshields of all of the vehicles indicate a Pennsylvania residency.
  • Despite the acclaim garnered for the role, Anthony Hopkins is only in the film for a little over 16 minutes.
  • Gene Hackman was originally slated to play Hannibal Lecter.
  • John Lithgow was the producer's second choice to play Hannibal Lecter.
  • Michelle Pfeiffer was initially offered the role of Clarice Starling, but turned it down. She has said about her rejection of the part, "that was a difficult decision, but I got nervous about the subject matter." [1]
  • The character of Jack Crawford is based on the real-life former head of the FBI's Behavior Sciences Unit, John Douglas.

Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... Eugene Allen Hackman[1] (born January 30, 1930) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, considered by many to be one of the most talented performers of his generation. ... John Lithgow John Arthur Lithgow (pronounced lith-go) (born October 19, 1945, in Rochester, New York) is an actor perhaps best-known for his starring role as Dick Solomon in the NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. ... Michelle Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated American actress. ...

Response

Box office

Domestic summary:

  • Opening Weekend: $13,766,814 (1,497 theaters)
  • % of total gross: 10.5%
  • Close date: Oct. 10, 1991
  • Total U.S. gross: $130,726,716

Worldwide gross: $272,700,000


Awards

  • In 1991, won “best picture” from CHI Awards.
  • In 1991, won “best film” from PEO Awards.
  • In 1991, was nominated for “best film” from British Academy Awards.
  • In 1991, won Best Film from National Board of Review.
  • In 1991, Jonathan Demme was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for best director.
  • In 1992, Ted Tally received an Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay.
  • In 1997, won the 100 Greatest American Movies award from the American Film Institute Awards.

The National Board of Review Award for Best Film is one of the awards given to either the director or producer of a film by the American National Board of Review. ... The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America. ...

Academy Awards

Award Person
Academy Award for Best Actor Anthony Hopkins
Academy Award for Best Actress Jodie Foster
Best Director Jonathan Demme
Best Picture Edward Saxon
Kenneth Utt
Ronald M. Bozman
Best Adapted Screenplay Ted Tally
Nominated:
Best Film Editing Craig McKay
Best Sound Tom Fleischman
Christopher Newman

The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, CBE (IPA: ) is an Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning Welsh-born film, stage and television actor. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Jodie Foster (born November 19, 1962) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, director, and producer. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... Jonathan Demme (born February 22, 1944, in Baldwin, New York) is an American film director, producer and writer. ... // The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ... Edward Saxon is an Academy Award-winning film producer. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... Ted Tally is an American playwright and screenwriter, best known for the play Terra Nova and the screenplay for the film The Silence of the Lambs, which won him the Academy Award for Best Screenplay. ... The Academy Award for Film Editing was first given for films issued in 1934. ... Craig McKay is a cartoonist who has done freelance cartooning and illustration for a number of firms. ... The Academy Award for Sound Mixing is an Academy Award that recognizes the finest or most aesthetic sound mixing or recording, and is generally awarded to the production sound mixers and re-recording mixers of the winning film. ...

Academy Awards controversy

Upon release, The Silence of the Lambs was criticised by members of the gay community for being what they perceived as another in a long line of negative on-screen portrayals of LGBT characters in the absence of any positive portrayals (see also Basic Instinct). Following the announcement of the film's many nominations, rumors began circulating almost immediately that gay rights groups like Queer Nation were planning to disrupt the live Oscar telecast should the film win any awards. While ultimately no such protests materialized, the rumors did lead to balanced coverage of the story, including discussion of Hollywood's attitudes toward sexual minorities and an overview linking the rumored protests to other Academy Awards controversies, in media outlets ranging from the CBS Evening News to The National Enquirer. In the years following The Silence of the Lambs there was an increase in the number of gay-themed films and gay characters, including in director Demme's next project, Philadelphia. For other articles with similar names, see Gay (disambiguation). ... LGBT (or GLBT) is an abbreviation used as a collective term to refer to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. ... Basic Instinct (released March 20, 1992) is an American erotic mystery film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas. ... Queer Nation was founded in March 1990 in New York City, USA by activists from ACT-UP. The four founders were outraged at the escalation of anti-gay and lesbian violence on the streets and prejudice in the arts and media. ... Walter Cronkite on the CBS Evening News in the 1970s. ... // The National Enquirer (also commonly known as The Enquirer) is a national American supermarket tabloid published by American Media Inc (AMI). ... Philadelphia is a 1993 film drama revolving around the AIDS epidemic, written by Ron Nyswaner and directed by Jonathan Demme. ...


Cast

Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, with Anthony Hopkins as her nemesis, Hannibal Lecter, in the 1991 film adaptation of The Silence of the Lambs Clarice Starling is a fictional character in the novels The Silence Of The Lambs and Hannibal by Thomas Harris. ... Jodie Foster (born November 19, 1962) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, director, and producer. ... Hannibal The Cannibal Lecter, as portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs. ... Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, CBE (IPA: ) is an Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning Welsh-born film, stage and television actor. ... Jack Crawford. ... Image:Scott Glenn. ... Chilton taunts Lecter in Silence of the Lambs. ... Anthony Heald is an American actor best known for portraying Hannibal Lecters smarmy psychiatrist, Frederick Chilton, in The Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon, and as deputy principal Scott Guber in Boston Public. ... Roden can mean: A village in England: Roden (England) A town in Drenthe, Netherlands: Roden (Drenthe) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Daniel E. Butler (born December 2, 1954 in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is an openly gay television actor who is most famous for his role as Bulldog Briscoe on the series Frasier. ... George Romero at the 2006 DragonCon George Andrew Romero (born February 4, 1940) is an American director, writer, editor and actor. ... Kasi Lemmons, is an African-American film director and actress, notable for her film, Eves Bayou. ... Chris Isaak. ... Frankie Faison, often credited as Frankie R. Faison is one of those actors which many people may recognise, but not know his name. ... Ted Levine as Buffalo Bill. ... Ted Levine as Buffalo Bill. ... Charles Napier in Miami Blues Charles Napier (born April 12, 1936 in Scottsville, Kentucky, USA) is an American character actor, known for his portrayals of square-jawed tough guys and military types. ...

Differences from the book

  • Starling's struggles as an FBI trainee are downplayed, with only occasional hints at difficulties, often based on sexism. It is not directly suggested that she was in danger of flunking out.
  • Crawford's subplot, regarding the death of his wife, is eliminated for simplicity (neither Crawford nor his wife were in Hannibal either, and no mention of Crawford's wife is made in Manhunter). Likewise, Klaus is removed, with Raspail's head in the jar instead. Lecter's relation to Gumb is as his former therapist.
  • Lecter's red herrings are altered to include anagrams: Clarice is told to investigate "Miss Hester Mofet" (AKA "miss the rest of me") and his false Buffalo Bill name becomes "Louis Friend" (iron sulfide, i.e. fool's gold); however, the novel has the false name Billy Rubin, which is a play on bilirubin, the pigment found in feces. This turns out to be a multiple pun, as Lecter later leaves the formula for bilirubin in his cell, annotating it to spell CHILTON.
  • Bimmel's hometown is depicted as Belvedere, Ohio, the same as Gumb's. On Starling's first visit to Lecter, she comments on one of his sketches, which the doctor informs her is "The Duomo seen from the Belvedere." Some interpret this as Lecter having given Buffalo Bill's whereabouts to Starling from the very beginning.
  • Lecter never tells Starling that Buffalo Bill wants "a vest with tits on it." Starling deduces this specific motive of Buffalo Bill on her own after seeing a dress in Bimmel's closet.
  • After escaping from his cell in Memphis, Lecter is next shown at the end of the movie contacting Starling by telephone immediately following her graduation ceremony from the FBI Academy. Lecter, who informs Starling he is "having an old friend for dinner" is shown ostensibly on a Caribbean island while his nemesis Chilton nervously disembarks nearby.
  • Lecter neither has maroon eyes nor six fingers on his left hand as described in the books, instead both hands are normal and his eyes are blue as protrayed by Hopkins.

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Influences

Jame Gumb is evidently based on four real-life serial killers: Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ...

  • Ed Gein, a Wisconsin man who robbed graves and murdered women in order to flay their bodies and make clothing out of them. Gein was also the inspiration for Norman Bates in the Alfred Hitchcock masterpiece Psycho as well as "Leatherface" in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
  • Ted Bundy, who killed dozens of women in the 1970s, often luring victims by pretending he was injured with a cast on his arm, a technique Gumb used to lure Catherine Martin into his van. Similar to Lecter, Bundy also offered to help investigators find other serial murderers by "giving insights" into their psychology while he was in death row, specifically about the Green River Killer.
  • Ed Kemper, who killed his grandparents when he was an adolescent, just like Gumb.
  • Gary Heidnik, who held women captive in a deep hole in his basement.

Hannibal Lecter bears some similarities with Andrei Chikatilo (a Russian serial killer), in that during their childhoods both experienced a sibling being cannibalised during a famine. (It is not known however how true the story of Chikatilo's experience is). He has also been compared to the infamous cannibal and child murderer Albert Fish, as well as Robert Maudsley, who ate the brain of a fellow inmate while he was incarcerated. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates Norman Bates is a fictional character created by writer Robert Bloch as the central character in his novel Psycho. ... Sir Anna Josephina Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was a highly influential director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ... Psycho (1960) is a suspense/thriller/horror film directed by world-renowned auteur Alfred Hitchcock. ... Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation is a 1994 sequel to the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) horror film. ... Theodore Robert Ted Bundy (November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989) was one of the most notorious murderers in U.S. history, an American serial killer and rapist who murdered numerous young women across the United States between 1974 and 1978. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Gary Ridgway - the most prolific serial killer. ... Edmund Emil Kemper III (born December 18, 1948, in Burbank, California), aka The Co-ed Killer, is a serial murderer and necrophiliac who was active in the early 1970s. ... Gary Heidnik (November 1943 - July 6, 1999) was an American criminal who kidnapped women and kept them prisoner in his basement. ... Hannibal The Cannibal Lecter, as portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs. ... Police mugshot of Andrei Chikatilo. ... Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... Albert Fish around the time of his last arrest For the Canadian politician see Albert Fish Albert Hamilton Fish (May 19, 1870 – January 16, 1936) was an American serial killer and cannibal. ... Robert Mawdsley is a British serial killer responsible for the murders of four people. ...


The moth covering Jodie Foster's mouth in the advertising poster is not the natural pattern of the Death's-head Hawkmoth, but a miniature image of Salvador Dalí's In Voluptas Mors. This is in homage to Luis Buñuel's and Salvador Dalí's surrealist film Un Chien Andalou, which contains a Death's-head Hawkmoth. Species Acherontia atropos Acherontia styx Acherontia lachesis Variations in the Deaths head pattern The name Deaths-head Hawkmoth usually refers to one of the three species (, and ) of moth in the Acherontia genus. ... Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí Domènech, Marquis of Pubol or Salvador Felip Jacint Dalí Domènech (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), known popularly as Salvador Dalí, was a Spanish artist and one of the most important painters of the 20th century. ... Luis Buñuel Portoles (February 22, 1900 – July 29, 1983) was a Spanish-born Mexican filmmaker. ... Salvador Dalí as photographed in 1934 by Carl Van Vechten Salvador Felip Jacint Dalí Domènech (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989) was an important Catalan-Spanish painter, best known for his surrealist works. ... Un chien andalou (An Andalusian Dog in English) is a 16 minute surrealist short film made in France by Luis Buñuel (Writer/Director) and Salvador Dalí in 1929. ...

In Voluptas Mors, 1951, photo by Philippe Halsman. Used in miniature in The Silence of the Lambs advertising poster.
In Voluptas Mors, 1951, photo by Philippe Halsman. Used in miniature in The Silence of the Lambs advertising poster.

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Manhunter sequel controversy

Three of the characters from this film (Hannibal Lecter, Jack Crawford, and Frederick Chilton) also appeared in an earlier film, Manhunter, though portrayed by different actors. Though there is no evidence to suggest that any of the three actors were asked to reprise their role in The Silence of the Lambs, some argue that The Silence of the Lambs is a sequel to Manhunter, but the fact that Orion was willing to produce the film without the rights to the three characters that previously appeared in Manhunter suggests that it was never intended to be a cinematic follow up to Manhunter. In Ted Tally's second-draft script, he notes: "For legal reasons, the names of three of Tom Harris's characters have had to be changed. It is my hope, and certainly Tom's, that the original names can be restored in time for the making of this movie. For the purposes of this draft, however, Jack Crawford has become 'Ray Campbell,' Frederick Chilton has become 'Herbert Prentiss,' and Dr. Hannibal Lecter is called 'Dr. Gideon Quinn.'" Manhunter producer Dino De Laurentiis saw little future potential for the characters and allowed Orion to use the characters of Lecter, Crawford and Chilton for free. Further distancing The Silence of the Lambs from Manhunter is the fact that Frankie Faison and Dan Butler appear in both films, but as completely different characters. This matter was settled in 2002 when Manhunter was remade as Red Dragon, in which Hopkins and Heald reprised their roles from The Silence of the Lambs, firmly establishing itself as the official adaptation of the book as it relates to the other two Hopkins films. It should also be noted that, in Manhunter, Lecter's last name is officially spelled "Lecktor", and no mention is ever made of cannibalism. He is stated to have killed young women, in effect condensing Lecter and another character mentioned in Red Dragon for time's sake. In addition, the events of Red Dragon are mentioned several times in the novel The Silence of the Lambs, but were all omitted in the screenplay. Hannibal The Cannibal Lecter, as portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs. ... Jack Crawford. ... Chilton taunts Lecter in Silence of the Lambs. ... Manhunter (1986; see also 1986 in film) is a film based on Thomas Harris novel Red Dragon. ... Agostino De Laurentiis, usually credited as Dino De Laurentiis, (born August 8, 1919) is an Italian movie producer born at Torre Annunziata in the province of Naples. ... Frankie Faison, often credited as Frankie R. Faison is one of those actors which many people may recognise, but not know his name. ... Daniel E. Butler (born December 2, 1954 in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is an openly gay television actor who is most famous for his role as Bulldog Briscoe on the series Frasier. ... This entry is about the 2002 film. ...


Parodies

Like other popular, successful films, The Silence of the Lambs has been parodied: In contemporary usage, a parody is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ...

  • In The Drew Carrey Show episode "Bananas" Drew hears some parrots taunting him from the trees outside his house. Mimi later reveals she was behind it and says "Are the birds still speaking Clarice?"
  • In an episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy Billy quotes " It puts the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again" when confronting Grim while he's hanging from a beam in a ficitional tale told by Grim.
  • At the 1992 Academy Awards, Billy Crystal made his initial appearance on stage wearing the same restraints for dangerous prisoners that the Hannibal Lecter character wore while being transported.
  • Austin Powers in Goldmember features Dr. Evil in a cell made of glass which is located in the center of a large room. This is reminiscent of both of Lecter's cells. The dialogue from that scene also borrows from Lecter and Starling's dialogue.
  • Recurring Simpsons villain Sideshow Bob, in one of his appearances, is held by restraints similar to Lecter's but including restraints on Bob's individual locks of hair.
  • In one Family Guy episode, when a young girl is trapped in a well, Stewie makes the remark, "It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again... heh, I've always wanted to say that."
  • In the American Dad episode "Tears of a Clooney", Francine Smith stalks Stan in the dark with a pair of infrared goggles, just as Jame Gumb stalks Clarice Starling at the end of the film.
  • A similar parody was shown in an episode of South Park with Eric Cartman playing a game he called "Lambs," in which he was Buffalo Bill, and had a doll trapped in the hole.
  • In Joe Dirt, its main character becomes temporarily trapped in Buffalo Bob's (rather than Bill's) dungeon hole.
  • In Clerks II, Jay performs Buffalo Bill's nude dance number, Goodbye Horses, on several occasions, although actually nude only one of those times.
  • A French parody of American thrillers, "Mais qui a tué Pamela Rose" ("But who killed Pamela Rose") had a plot similar to The Silence of the Lambs, with FBI special agents investigating a murder case. An overweight "Agent Starling" is seen from behind in one scene.
  • An episode in the TV series The Fairly Oddparents has Timmy, Cosmo and Wanda visiting a jail where Anti-Cosmo, who, in a glass cell, appears from the darkness and says "Hello, Clarice," like Lecter. Wanda asks who Clarice is, and then Anti-Cosmo, surprised that she is not Clarice, places a monocle on his eye to see more clearly. Later in the episode, Anti-Cosmo says he sees no more reason for animosity between him and Timmy and his godparents, but warns them not to look for him, at which point they find him right there.
  • In 1993 popular British comediennes French and Saunders parodied the prison/asylum scenes in their version of the Silence of the Lambs sketch with Dawn French as Lecter and Jennifer Saunders as Starling.
  • A humorous sketch in Celebrity Deathmatch pitted Hannibal vs. Clarice (whom was angry with Lecter for "making a sequel without her"). It actually turned out that Julianne Moore was disguised as Lecter before the real Hannibal emerged and finished Clarice off.
  • In the film The New Guy, the main character, who is trying to appear dangerous, is dropped of at his first day of school in a Lecter mask, with armoured guards releasing him, running back into the car, and speeding away.
  • The Chicago electronic musical group The Greenskeepers released a song, "Lotion," in which the chorus is Buffalo Bill's command "It rubs the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again."
  • In Dumb & Dumber (1994), Jim Carrey, while watching a beautiful woman, says "I'd like to eat her liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti" (it parodies a sentence said by Dr. Lecter in his first appearance in the movie).
  • The music video to Eminem's rap song, "You Don't Know", has Eminem taking the role of Lecter, wherein he makes his first meeting with "Clarice" and also where he is wheeled off by guards while wearing a straight-jacket and the mask that Lecter wears in the movie.

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References

  1. ^ The Barbara Walters Special, American Broadcast Company, 1992

See also

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The Hannibal Tetralogy
Written by Thomas Harris Thomas Harris. ...

The Books


Red Dragon | The Silence of the Lambs | Hannibal | Hannibal Rising Red Dragon is a mystery thriller novel written by Thomas Harris featuring the brilliant psychiatrist and serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter. ... The Silence of the Lambs is a 1988 novel by Thomas Harris, his second to feature Lithuanian count, sociopathic psychiatrist and cannibal Dr. Hannibal The Cannibal Lecter. ... Hannibal, a novel by Thomas Harris, is the source material for the film Hannibal, directed by Ridley Scott. ... Hannibal Rising is the title of a novel written by The Silence of the Lambs author Thomas Harris. ...


The Films


Manhunter | The Silence of the Lambs | Hannibal | Red Dragon
Hannibal Rising Manhunter (1986; see also 1986 in film) is a film based on Thomas Harris novel Red Dragon. ... Hannibal is a 2001 film, directed by Ridley Scott, adapted from the Thomas Harris novel of the same name. ... This entry is about the 2002 film. ... Hannibal Rising is the fifth film about Dr. Hannibal Lecter and a prequel to Manhunter, The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, and Red Dragon. ...

Main Characters
Hannibal Lecter | Clarice Starling | Will Graham Hannibal The Cannibal Lecter, as portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs. ... Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, with Anthony Hopkins as her nemesis, Hannibal Lecter, in the 1991 film adaptation of The Silence of the Lambs Clarice Starling is a fictional character in the novels The Silence Of The Lambs and Hannibal by Thomas Harris. ... This is about the character from Red Dragon. ...


Secondary Characters
In Alphabetical Order
Buffalo Bill | Frederick Chilton | Jack Crawford | Francis Dolarhyde
Paul Krendler | Mischa Lecter | Freddy Lounds | Reba McClane
Lady Murasaki | Margot Verger | Mason Verger Ted Levine as Buffalo Bill. ... Chilton taunts Lecter in Silence of the Lambs. ... Jack Crawford. ... Francis Dolarhyde as portrayed by Ralph Fiennes. ... Paul Krendler is a fictional character appearing in the latter two novels in Thomas Harriss Hannibal Lecter series, The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal. ... Mischa Lecter is a fictional character that appeared in the novel Hannibal and the upcoming prequel Behind the Mask. ... Freddy Lounds is a fictional character in the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris, and its film adaptations. ... Reba McClane is a fictional character from the Thomas Harris novel Red Dragon, the first in the Hannibal Lecter trilogy, and also appears in the film adaptations Manhunter (played by Joan Allen) and Red Dragon (played by Emily Watson. ... Gong Li as Lady Murasaki from Hannibal Rising Lady Murasaki is a fictional character featured in Thomas Harris novel Hannibal Rising. ... Margot Verger is a fictional character in Thomas Harris novel Hannibal. ... Mason Verger as portrayed by Gary Oldman Mason Verger is a character in the novel Hannibal. ...

Other
Belvedere, Ohio Belvedere is a fictional town in the U.S. state of Ohio depicted in the novel The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris, as well as the 1991 motion picture based on the novel. ...

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