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Fox Mulder
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Is silence of the lambs a great film?


Or is it only memorable for Hopkins' performance as Hannibal Lecter?

I haven't watched it in like 15 years so I'm curious







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Brosef Stalin
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re: Is silence of the lambs a great film?


Yes its a great film





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WG_Dawg
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re: Is silence of the lambs a great film?


Yes, it is great.





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Zed
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re: Is silence of the lambs a great film?


Yes





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TIGERSTORM
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re: Is silence of the lambs a great film?


Great film. Foster is outshined by Hopkins but she is very good also.





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ProjectP2294
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re: Is silence of the lambs a great film?


The night vision scene is still one of the most tense and creepy scenes I've seen.





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Freauxzen
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re: Is silence of the lambs a great film?


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great film


What kind of great?

An overall amazing, historically important and influential film? No, not at all.

A great mix of writing, acting, editing, etc.? Eh, probably so, but maybe not. It's certainly a character piece and it is great at that. Not sure the rest is really up to snuff. But it's debatable.



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Patrick_Bateman
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re: Is silence of the lambs a great film?


Yes





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Fox Mulder
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re: Is silence of the lambs a great film?


I haven't seen it in so long, I'm trying to go back and watch iconic performances





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Blue Velvet
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re: Is silence of the lambs a great film?


What he said.





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Jim Rockford
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re: Is silence of the lambs a great film?


Meh, too creepy.





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MaesterMullen
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re: Is silence of the lambs a great film?


It has a been awhile since I have seen this. I know it's not important, but what exactly is thrown at Jodie Foster in the beginning through the jail cell? was that "seed" or "waste"?





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Fox Mulder
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re: Is silence of the lambs a great film?


quote:

What kind of great?

An overall, historically important and influential film? No, not at all.

A great mix of writing, acting, editing, etc.? Eh, probably so, but maybe not. It's certainly a character piece and it is great at that. Not sure the rest is really up to snuff. But its debatable.


Kind of what I was thinking, but like I said have t seen it in so long






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TIGERSTORM
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re: Is silence of the lambs a great film?


Seed





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Zed
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re: Is silence of the lambs a great film?


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"seed"






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Fox Mulder
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re: Is silence of the lambs a great film?


Cum





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Pilot Tiger
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re: Is silence of the lambs a great film?


quote:

An overall amazing, historically important and influential film? No, not at all.
it has a memorable character who is referenced in numerous other works and is a part of American pop culture, memorable quotes, etc.

It's more than a character piece, imo. There is enough whodunit and darkness to elevate it from a simple character examination.






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Fox Mulder
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re: Is silence of the lambs a great film?


quote:

it has a memorable character who is referenced in numerous other works and is a part of American pop culture, memorable quotes, etc.


But see I think that's why this movie is great. Good movie, iconic performance






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yurintroubl
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re: Is silence of the lambs a great film?


Great film. Only time I've ever read a book that's scared me then gone to see the movie and it's STILL scared me. Agree with what everybody has said about the performances of Hopkins AND Foster, quotability, etc...





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Big Lake
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re: Is silence of the lambs a great film?


Great and historically important/influential.





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