Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The Silence of the Lambs
I admire that Clarice is an independent woman. She's not someone who has, needs or wants a lover. She doesn't rely on the opinion of a man. She instead is heavily devoted to her job at the FBI. (Hollywood, please provide actresses more role like that.)
The way Hopkins plays Lecter is truly the stuff of nightmares. From his chilling entrance to the unsettling way he speaks, he makes Lecter someone you will never forget. Also, if you didn't freak out from that ad-libbed slurping noise he makes when he tells Clarice what he did to that census taker, you're a braver person than me.
Though Foster and Hopkins won all the acclaim, I can't cap off this review without talking about Levine. Buffalo Bill's modus operandi is a mix between real-life murderers Ted Bundy and Ed Gein, which adds a certain appeal to the role. (Well, at least in my eyes.) He's not as chilling as Lecter, but Buffalo Bill is someone you never want to come in contact with.
The Silence of the Lambs shows the possibility of stopping a crime before it happens. Foster, Hopkins and Levine are great in their respective roles. Personally I'm grateful I saw this in the middle of the day. Lord only knows what I'd be like had I saw it at night.
My Rating: *****