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The silence of the lambs

Demme, Jonathan, 1944-2017 (film director.). Saxon, Edward, (film producer.). Utt, Kenneth, 1921-1994 (film producer.). Bozman, Ron (Ronald M.), (film producer.). Tally, Ted, (screenwriter.). Fujimoto, Tak, (director of photography.). Shore, Howard, (composer (expression)). McKay, Craig, (editor of moving image work.). Zea, Kristi, (production designer.). Atwood, Colleen, (costume designer.). Foster, Jodie, (actor.). Hopkins, Anthony, 1937- (actor.). Glenn, Scott, 1942- (actor.). Levine, Ted, (actor.). Heald, Anthony, (actor.). Smith, Brooke, 1967- (actor.). Baker, Diane, 1938- (actor.). Lemmons, Kasi, (actor.). Napier, Charles, 1936-2011 (actor.). Walter, Tracey, 1942- (actor.). Corman, Roger, 1926- (actor.). Vawter, Ron, (actor.). Harris, Thomas 1940- Motion picture adaptation of (work): Silence of the lambs. (Added Author). Strong Heart/Demme Production (Firm), (production company.). Orion Pictures, (film distributor.). Criterion Collection (Firm), (publisher.). Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Anthony Heald, Brooke Smith, Diane Baker, Kasi Lemmons, Charles Napier, Tracey Walter, Roger Corman, Ron Vawter, Danny Darst, Frankie Faison. (Cast).

Summary: "In this chilling adaptation of the best-selling novel by Thomas Harris, the astonishingly versatile director Jonathan Demme crafted a taut psychological thriller about an American obsession: serial murder. As Clarice Sterling, an FBI trainee who enlists the help of the infamous Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lecter to gain insight into the mind of another killer, Jodie Foster subverts classic gender dynamics and gives one of the most memorable performances of her career. As her foil, Anthony Hopkins is the archetypal antihero--cultured, quick-witted, and savagely murderous--delivering a harrowing portrait of humanity gone terribly wrong. A gripping police procedural and a disquieting immersion into a twisted psyche, The Silence of the Lambs swept the Academy Awards (best picture, director, screenplay, actress, actor) and remains a cultural touchstone"--Container.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681434049
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (118 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in + 1 booklet (12 unnumbered and folded pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm)
  • Edition: Two-DVD special edition.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from title frame.
Based on the novel by Thomas Harris.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Special features: New 4K digital restoration, approved by director of photography Tak Fujimoto; alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack; on disc one: Audio commentary from 1994 featuring director Jonathan Demme, actors Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally, and former FBI agent John Douglas; New interview with critic Maitland McDonagh; Thirty-eight minutes of deleted scenes; Trailer; on disc two: Interview from 2005 with Demme and Foster; Four documentaries featuring hours of interviews with cast and crew; Behind-the-scenes featurette; Storyboards; Plus a book featuring an introduction by Foster, an essay by critic Amy Taubin, pieces from 2000 and 2013 by author Thomas Harris on the origins of the character Hannibal Lecter, and a 1991 interview with Demme.
Formatted Contents Note: disc one. [Feature film + special features] -- disc two. [Special features].
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Tak Fujimoto ; editor, Craig McKay ; music, Howard Shore ; production designer, Kristi Zea ; costume designer, Colleen Atwood.
Participant or Performer Note: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Anthony Heald, Brooke Smith, Diane Baker, Kasi Lemmons, Charles Napier, Tracey Walter, Roger Corman, Ron Vawter, Danny Darst, Frankie Faison.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio); original Dolby Digital 2.0 surround, alternate 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Awards Note:
Academy Awards: Best Picture; Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins; Best Actress: Jodie Foster; Best Director: Jonathan Demme.
Subject: United States
Serial murderers
Murder -- Investigation
Man-woman relationships
Man-woman relationships -- United States -- Drama
Murder -- Investigation -- United States -- Drama
Serial murderers -- United States -- Drama
Psychopaths -- United States -- Drama
Harris, Thomas -- 1940- -- Film adaptations
United States. -- Federal Bureau of Investigation -- Drama
Lecter, Hannibal -- (Fictitious character) -- 1933- -- Drama
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Detective and mystery films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Detective and mystery films.

Available copies

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Niagara Falls Public Library.


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Victoria FIC Silen 38080600059909 Adult DVD Checked out 03/31/2023

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