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Silence of the Lambs - March 16th 2009, 02:08 AM

Hmm so I just had to ask everyone about this movie. My friend and I watched it a couple nights ago, and we both really liked it. It was kind of funny because my parents kept talking about how terrifying it was and how it was the scariest movie they'd ever seen. We weren't scared at all. It was a slight bit creepy, but it was entertaining. So I wanted to discuss it for some reason, but most people I try to talk to about it are creeped out by it. Haha "His murders are works of art! That takes skill." I find that kind of stuff really interesting for some reason.


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Re: Silence of the Lambs - March 16th 2009, 02:20 AM

Haha, that movie is awesome.
You can't help but admire Hannibal Lector's genius, no matter how twisted he is


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Re: Silence of the Lambs - March 16th 2009, 02:27 AM

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Exactly! Like taking that guy's face and using it as a mask. I want to know if that would actually work, because you think they would notice. But if everyone's panicking and stuff they might not notice the differences, especially if he's quite badly mutilated. But yes, we were not expected that. My friend yelled out "THAT'S SKILL!" during that scene

I just couldn't be afraid of the transvestite killer either, he has a fluffy white dog named Precious


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Re: Silence of the Lambs - March 16th 2009, 02:47 AM

Yeah, but that guy pulled it off so well it was creepy nonetheless (especially the scene towards the end where it's pitch black and he's walking right behind the women and she doesn't notice).

And that's what i mean! It took me forever to figure out where each of the three bodies went and how he got out,
then when i figured it out i was like "...that guy is a genius"


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Re: Silence of the Lambs - March 16th 2009, 03:26 AM

I love that movie. My mom's seen it too and now she can't even handle it when I make the "ff-ff-ff-ff-faaahh" sound. =D

It's really fascinating, even though it's creepy.


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Re: Silence of the Lambs - March 16th 2009, 05:29 PM

Oh wow, I am in love with Hannibal Lector. There's something so intriguing about him.

I think the movie is scary, just not in the same way movies today are. We're used to scary movies just being monsters or killers jumping out screaming, stabbing the hell out of some model, and that's it. I think the frightening aspects of this movie are more that Hannibal Lector, on the outside, is so normal seeming. There's an innate creepiness to him.


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Re: Silence of the Lambs - March 16th 2009, 06:01 PM

I've seen it but it didn't do much for me. I mean the plot was genius! But there wasn't a lot of umph (can't think of a better word) in it.


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Re: Silence of the Lambs - March 16th 2009, 06:46 PM

It's not scary like "Jump out at you" scary. It's scary like, holy crap that messes with your mind. At least that's how I got it. I thought it was a brilliant movie though.

Plus, I have fun analyzing the characters.



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Re: Silence of the Lambs - March 16th 2009, 08:57 PM

As an interesting tidbit, did you know that apparently, Tom Harris has never watched the movie, because he doesn't want it to influence his writing?


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Re: Silence of the Lambs - March 16th 2009, 09:00 PM

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It was kind of funny because my parents kept talking about how terrifying it was and how it was the scariest movie they'd ever seen.
Exactly what my mum said!! It must be something about being old... because really, how many scary films did our parents see?


Anyway, I didn't find it scary. It definitely is an interesting movie. I like psychological stuff, so yeah, I liked it.


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Re: Silence of the Lambs - March 16th 2009, 11:57 PM

Anthony Hopkins is a genius. I absolutely think he is an amazing actor. This was the first movie I saw him in and I will never forget it. It was so well done.
It's supposed to be freaky, but not exactly 'jump in your seat' kind of scary. It was really cool.


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Re: Silence of the Lambs - March 17th 2009, 02:38 AM

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I think the movie is scary, just not in the same way movies today are. We're used to scary movies just being monsters or killers jumping out screaming, stabbing the hell out of some model, and that's it. I think the frightening aspects of this movie are more that Hannibal Lector, on the outside, is so normal seeming. There's an innate creepiness to him.
Exactly! I hate how people say a movie sucks because it doesn't freak you out with some sub-human monster ripping a guy apart. God forbid you have to actually think to understand the plot and the complexity of the characters.
But yeah, he's got that ingenius brain mixed with a courteous, gentleman side mixed with a evil side that makes him the perfect villain in my perspective.


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Re: Silence of the Lambs - March 19th 2009, 11:29 PM

I love Silence of the Lambs. I remember when I first watched it I was so enthralled by Anthony Hopkin's character. I love the plot, it's so unique. It's still one of my favorite movies.




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Re: Silence of the Lambs - March 20th 2009, 04:17 AM

I only saw it for the first time a few months ago, it's amazing. How did I go so long without seeing it?

I agree that it's not scary, more just interesting with the occasional moment where you're thinking "Eeeeeeeew".
   
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Re: Silence of the Lambs - March 25th 2009, 09:33 PM

I love all three of the films. My favourite however is plain old Hannibal.
But silence of the lambs is pretty good.
Lechter has a certain genius about him that you just can't describe, its kind oflike Gil Grissom of CSI, its a certain knowing, and precision. Ooooh!


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