Bill, a psychopathic killer, has kidnapped a Governor's daughter
and is torturing her. Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) is a young
FBI trainee assigned to the case. Her only hope to catch Bill is
to get Dr Hannibal Lecter (another psychopath, played by Anthony
Hopkins) to tell her who/where Buffalo Bill is.
escapes, by pulling off the face off a security guard, puts that
face on top of his, then lays as dead until backup arrives. He then
escapes in the ensuing commotion.
phones Clarice at the end of the movie to tell her he will not come
to get her. "The world is a much better place with you in it,"
he tells her.
for those afraid of the dark. Brought out before we really knew
much about nightvision goggles."
unlikely escape if you come to think about it, but still, at the
time it had us screaming from the roof tops."
is, after this movie, Hopkins did a load of Grandfatherly roles,
thus losing his evil genius touch."
copied, but this is the original, Oscar winning, blood and giblets
this movie came out it had us all hiding our faces behind our hands
(or were we really, subconsciously, holding our faces on? It is
all a fear filled blur today, I am afraid!)
have never been able to watch a drag act in quite the same way since,
and, were the lights to go out mid-performance, I feel quite sure
I would scream myself to unconsciousness.
horribly claustrophobically vicious movie, although the nose biting
scenes are, thankfully, not shown in detail. Not a movie you might
like to watch over and over unless you have a predilection for the
deeply distressing, in which case hopefully you are watching this
in some sort of secure establishment..
with modern technology as advanced as it is, we can confidently
sleep restfully in the knowledge that these people are safely behind
bars and are being watched by security cameras 24/7, unless they
haven't been caught yet, which, of course, is another matter entirely.
phones, too, make some of the scenes less threatening, and why does
Starling have to do everything on her own? She really is a spine
chilling tease... Still, one of those movies in popular consciousness
you have to see to understand popular jokes, in particular Dr Evil.