JUMPSCARECUT: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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Directed by: Jonathan Demme
Cast: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Ted Levine, Kasi Lemmons

Written by Lucy Buglass

It’s no surprise to any of you that I absolutely adore The Silence of the Lambs. You name the merchandise, I’ve probably got it. I can remember the first time I watched it so vividly, and it’s continued to captivate and transport me ever since. Jonathan Demme’s adaptation of Thomas Harris’ novel is a masterpiece and I’m so excited to finally share my detailed thoughts with you all. Here we go…

First off, Clarice Starling is up there on my list of top female characters. She’s strong, determined and smart, yet still has some vulnerability to her and there’s nothing wrong with that. I loved this honest portrayal of a young, trainee FBI agent and all the troubles she faces on the job. Jodie Foster did a stunning…

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