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Thumbnail for The Silence of the Lambs (1991) The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 82
Notable as: HorrorGenre: thriller film, horror film, psychological horror, psychological thrillerMain subject: serial killer, offender profilingNarrative location: WashingtonRuntime: 118 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: The Bahamas, PittsburghDirector: Jonathan DemmeScreenwriter: Ted TallyBased on: The Silence of the LambsMusic: Howard ShoreCinematography: Tak FujimotoStars: Jodie Foster, Scott Glenn, Anthony Hopkins, Ted Levine, Brooke Smith, Anthony Heald, Kasi Lemmons, Diane Baker, Frankie Faison, Dan Butler Producer: Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt, Ron BozmanAwards won: Academy Award for Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins)
Academy Award for Best Actress (Jodie Foster)
Academy Award for Best Director (Jonathan Demme)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt, Ron Bozman)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Ted Tally)
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Anthony Hopkins)
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Jodie Foster)
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor (Anthony Hopkins)
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins)
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins)
Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film (Jonathan Demme)
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama (Jodie Foster)
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins)
National Board of Review Award for Best Director (Jonathan Demme)
National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor (Anthony Hopkins)
National Film Registry
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins)
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress (Jodie Foster)
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director (Jonathan Demme)
Saturn Award for Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins)
Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (Ted Tally)
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Craig McKay)
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American thriller film that blends elements of the crime and horror genres. Directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott Glenn, the film is based on Thomas Harris' 1988 novel of the same name, his second to feature Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer. In the film, Clarice Starling, a young U.S. FBI trainee, seeks the advice of the imprisoned Dr. Lecter to apprehend another serial killer, known only as "Buffalo Bill". The Silence of the Lambs was released on February 14, 1991, and grossed $272.7 million worldwide against its $19 million budget. It was only the third film, the other two being It Happened One Night and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, to win Academy Awards in all the top five categories: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Adapted Screenplay. It is also the first Best Picture winner widely considered to be a horror film, and only the second such film to be nominated in the category, after The Exorcist in 1973. The film is considered "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant by the U.S.


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