The silence of the lambs
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 4 copies|
In this multiple Oscar-winning thriller, Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at the FBI's training academy whose shrewd analyses of serial killers lands her a special assignment: the FBI is investigating a vicious murderer nicknamed Buffalo Bill, who kills young women and then removes the skin from their bodies. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into this case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out. Lecter does indeed know something of Buffalo Bill, but his information comes with a price: in exchange for telling what he knows, he wants to be housed in a more comfortable facility. More important, he wants to speak with Clarice about her past. He skillfully digs into her psyche, forcing her to reveal her innermost traumas and putting her in a position of vulnerability when she can least afford to be weak. The film mingles the horrors of criminal acts with the psychological horrors of Lecter's slow-motion interrogation of Clarice and of her memories that emerge from it. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
-- United States
Serial murderers -- United States -- Drama.
Psychopaths -- United States -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Santa Monica, CA :MGM Home Entertainment,2001
|Edition||Special ed., fullscreen version.|
|Other Titles|| Silence of the lambs.
Harris, Thomas, 1940- Silence of the lambs.
Hopkins, Anthony, 1937-
Glenn, Scott, 1942-
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine.
Director of photography, Tak Fujimoto ; editor, Craig McKay ; music, Howard Shore.
Includes English, French and Spanish language tracks, with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles.
DVD release of the 1991 motion picture.
Based on the novel by Thomas Harris.
Special features: brand new "Inside the labyrint" documentary including all new interviews with the cast; 20 min. of deleted scenes; original 1991 "making-of" featurette; Anthony Hopkins' phone message; never-before-seen outtake reel; photo gallery.
DVD, Dolby digital stereo.
DVD; Dolby digital stereo.
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.