The sound of The Silence of the Lambs
Is it scary to know that there’s a person who can see through your past simply judging by your dressing? Well, for Clarice Starling, this is definitely not a new experience. Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) was a trainee in FBI. Assigned to pursue a serial ruthless killer Buffalo Bill, Starling was told to seek help from Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist and imprisoned cannibalistic murder. Covertly exchanging comprehensive clues of Buffalo Bill with her personal life experience, Starling gradually reached steps closer to the hidden place of Buffalo Bill. However, suffered from traumatic childhood nightmares about dying lambs, Starling helplessly found herself mentally controlled by Hector. Playing a role that was, different from other brutal killers, unbelievably courteous and cultured, Anthony Hopkins really deserved a clap. Through his stunning display, Anthony Hopkins uniquely gave a subtle interpretation to this brilliant and cunning character. Based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Harris, the director Jonathan Demme did an astonishing job in capturing heart-stopping moments. The exquisite setting of scenes and the profound interpretation of each role crafted a film that was destined to be described as a master piece. Being the main characters in The Silence of the Lambs, Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster had surely been a successful pair in catching the viewers’ attention. Rather than a doctor specialized in psychiatry, Lector was more like a philosopher of human’s mind and behavior. His superior ability of observation enabled him to conduct deep analysis that was beyond our expectations. However, just like the meaning of glass panels and windowless stone walls, which was the defense of the public, Lector was just an unacceptable criminal to people. As a transition, Starling’s appearance was of great importance to Lector. Her braveness and intelligence...
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