Director: Jonathan Demme
Casts: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn,Ted Levine
The Silence of the Lambs is an American thriller film directed by Jonathan Demme.The film opens with Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) doing her training session at the FBI. Jack Crawford (Glenn) of the Bureau’s Behavioral Science Unit ask her to investigate the case of a serial killer nick named “Buffalo Bill” (Ted Levine). She was advised to read profile documents about Dr.Hannibal Lecter (Hopkins)and to met him before proceeding the investigation. Lecter is a former psychiatrist and a serial killer by himself who has been jailed in a private cell at Baltimore State Hospital.
Meanwhile The U.S. senator’s daughter, Catherine Martin been kidnapped by Buffalo Bill.Now the Lecter’s help in providing information about Buffalo Bill is so important to crack the case.Lecter wishes with Starling to transfer him from the current cell to a beach side area in order to provide some information about the killer.Starling was asked by Lecter to reveal some of her personal secrets to gain more information from him.Later Lecter helps Starling providing her some personal details of Buffalo Bill and escapes from the new cell by killing the bodyguards.
When Crawford assigns a team of agents try to figure out Buffalo Bill, Starling takes her risk to figure Buffalo Bill on her own.After deep investigation when she figures out that Jack Gordon is the real Buffalo Bill she nears his home and tries to contact him. she kills the Buffalo Bill on the edge of the mission operation and saves the U.S. senator’s daughter Catherine.One the climax Lecter calls up Starling from a remote crowded area settled on a beach side and walks free.
The scenes through the film where Starling meeting with Lecter is so gripping.The powerful conversations and their acting were simply brilliant.I personally liked the films Art or Set Direction whether its Baltimore State Hospital private cell or its the Buffalo Bill’s house which shown in the climax has been perfectly fitted for the screenplay.This film won the Oscars for the Best Picture, Direction, Actor, Actress and Adapted screenplay which is very rare to get. The Silence of the Lambs is a gripping thriller movie with brilliant acts and script.
Academy Awards – 1991
Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins),
Best Actress (Jodie Foster),
Best Adapted Screenplay