I love movies that are adapted from novels since they usually are amazing movies.
If you think the same thing, you will definitely love The Silence of the Lambs.
Let us see this movie closer so you can decide whether to add this movie to your list or not. Let us start with the background and details about it.
Silence of the Lambs Movie
Thomas Harris published a novel called Silence of the Lambs in 1988.
Then in 14 February 1991, a movie with same name as the novel released.
The movie’s genre is thriller, drama, and crime, perfect for those who want to watch something scary with no ghost inside.
Ted Tally was the screenplay writer of this movie and Jonathan Demme was the movie director.
The production budget needed to produce this movie was just US $ 19 million but it grossed more than US $ 272 million worldwide.
This movie does not end in 1991 since its sequels come up. In 2001,
the first sequel, Hannibal released.
Then two prequels released in 2002 (Red Dragon) and in 2007 (Hannibal Rising).
Add the four of them to your mystery movies list.
Why Should Watch Silence of the Lambs
Reason number one is this movie won Academy Awards not only in one category but also in four other top categories.
This movie won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
There is no doubt that this movie has awesome quality.
Demme was truly brilliant when directing the movie. This movie will give you chilling dread sense from beginning to end of the movie.
Performances are also excellent.
Clarice that played by Jodie Foster is extremely brilliant
.The conclusion is this movie has tight editing, smart screenplay, genius direction, and exquisite performances.
No psychological horror lover allowed skipping this masterpiece.
Though twenty-seven years have passed, this movie is still the best and highly recommended.
Silence of the Lambs Quotes
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Hannibal the Cannibal.
When the Fox hears the Rabbit scream he comes a-runnin’, but not to help.
No. No, you ate yours
he’s a monster. A pure psychopath.
Nothing made me happen. I happened.
Ready when you are, Sergeant Pembrey.
You’re not more than one generation from poor, white trash, are you, Agent Starling?
I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.
no no no you were doing fine
If he sees Catherine as a person and not just an object, it’s harder to tear her up.uotes from silence of the lambs.
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Silence can mock.
Put your hands over your head and turn around!
From a research point of view, Lecter is our most prized asset.
Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness except greed.
Put your hands in the back… thumbs up. FREEZE!
Dr. Lecter is a skilled therapist, able to analyze Clarice’s background just from talking to her.
He lives down in a ribcage in the dry leaves of a heart.
My family will give you anything you want!
Pathology is a thousand times more savage and more terrifying.
I’m not sure you get wiser as you get older, Starling, but you do learn to dodge a certain amount of hell.
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Please let me out.
They don’t have a name for what he is.
Being smart spoils a lot of things, doesn’t
Just one more thing: love your suit!
God’s creatures who cried themselves to sleep stirred to cry again.
Whenever feasible, one should always try to eat the rude.
You look like a rube.
Problem-solving is hunting; it is savage pleasure and we are born to it.
I drink your blood, I eat your flesh.
Quid pro quo.
I tell you things, you tell me things.
Silence of the Lambs Trivia / Interesting Fact
That makes this movie perfect is the hard work of Anthony Hopkins who played Hannibal Lecter.
He studies many serial killers’ files, visited prisons to studies the convicted murderers, also come to court just to hear concerning gruesome serial killings and murderers.
Besides, Anthony Hopkins also improvised his mocking of Jodie Foster’s southern accent.
That improvisation helped Foster generating genuine horrified reaction since she felt attacked personally.
Though Hopkins did great to make the movie successful, this movie became the best movie because of everyone involved in the making did their best.