The Silence Of The Lambs

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The movie "The Silence of the Lambs" got many excelent reviews and won five film awards. These included best picture, best director, best actor, best actress and best screenplay. Despite the film's great acheivement in the box office and in the awards, the film is quite frankly a gruesome horror film. This puts viewers through gripping drama. I feel that the film was well worthy of the praise it has garnered.

Despite the gruesome scenes and detailed, dramatic pictures, I feel that the film was a stunning success. It was necessary to add such drama to it, to depict the situation as if it occured in real life. The violence was not overplayed or inappropriate. With such horrific details the film would not have been effective to such a degree.

The depcition of Buffalo Bill was indeed bizarre and misogynistic, but that was one of the films stronger points.

The fact that he killed these women so frequently and that they slowely revealed the details of his murders to you made the film exquisite. Infact the depiction of Buffallo Bill was so good, If they did it any other way the movie would have had an out come much less worthy of attention.

The Subject matter was a bit gruesome and hard to handle at some points. This made the film keep your attention. It drew you in, got your addrenaline pumping. You felt you could test your limitations by watching this. The fact that you didn't know what was happening next, and that everything in the movie was somewhat of a mystery to the viewer was what made this film so amazing.

The Anti-feminine undercurrents are portrayed accurately. Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) was definetly looked down on by her advisors. They gave her a chance to talk...



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