|The Silence of the Lambs|
|Directed by||Jonathan Demme|
|Screenplay by||Ted Tally|
|Based on||The Silence of the Lambs|
by Thomas Harris
|Edited by||Craig McKay|
|Music by||Howard Shore|
Strong Heart Productions
|Distributed by||Orion Pictures|
|Box office||$272.7 million|
The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American crime horror thriller movie. It was directed by Jonathan Demme. It stars Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. It is based on the novel by Thomas Harris. The movie is about psychopathic psychiatrist and cannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter and FBI agent Clarice Starling. The movie was released in 1991.
Background[change | change source]
In the movie, Clarice Starling, a young FBI worker, is sent to see the Dr. Lecter in prison to ask his advice on catching a serial killer called Buffalo Bill. Buffalo Bill has been kidnapping women and killing them.
Awards[change | change source]
Jonathan Demme won an Academy Award for Best Director. Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins both won Academy Awards. The movie also won Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture. It became the third and most recent movie (the other two being 1934's It Happened One Night and 1975's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) to win Academy Awards in all the major five categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay. It is also the only horror movie to have won the Oscar for Best Picture.
Hopkins' performance as Lecter is one of the shortest lead acting Oscar-winning performances ever. Hopkins is only on screen for seventeen minutes in the movie.
Release dates[change | change source]
|United States||14 February 1991|
|Italy||5 March 1991|
|Norway||14 March 1991|
|Greece||22 March 1991|
|Sweden||22 March 1991|
|Finland||29 March 1991|
|Peru||4 April 1991|
|France||10 April 1991|
|Germany||11 April 1991|
|Austria||12 April 1991|
|Switzerland||12 April 1991 (German speaking region)|
|Netherlands||12 April 1991|
|Switzerland||17 April 1991 (French speaking region)|
|Denmark||19 April 1991|
|Israel||26 April 1991|
|Australia||9 May 1991|
|Hong Kong||10 May 1991|
|Brazil||17 May 1991|
|United Kingdom||31 May 1991|
|Argentina||6 June 1991|
|Serbia||7 June 1991|
|Ireland||14 June 1991|
|Japan||14 June 1991|
|South Korea||15 June 1991|
|Spain||6 September 1991|
|Portugal||6 September 1991|
|Uruguay||2 October 1991|
|Turkey||11 October 1991|
|Czechoslovakia||24 October 1991|
|Poland||30 January 1992|
|Hungary||27 March 1992|
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "The Silence of the Lambs". British Board of Film Classification. Archived from the original on September 21, 2013. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
- "The Silence of the Lambs (1991)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on November 27, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
- "February 2021: 'The Silence of the Lambs' Business Cards". FBI. Retrieved March 14, 2022.
- "10 Unsettling Behind-The-Scenes Facts About The Silence Of The Lambs". Screen Rant. 4 December 2019. Retrieved March 14, 2022.
- "10 Horror Movies That Won Oscars". CBR. 24 October 2021. Retrieved March 8, 2022.
Other websites[change | change source]
- The Hannibal Lecter Studiolo Archived 2008-12-05 at the Wayback Machine
- The Silence of the Lambs on IMDb
- Criterion Collection essay by Amy Taubin Archived 2006-12-15 at the Wayback Machine