The Silence Of The Lambs

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“The Silence of the Lambs” premiered in 1991. This movie is about a young female FBI agent Clarice Starling, she is assigned to help find a missing woman who has been kidnapped by a psychopathic serial killer who has been skinning his victims. Clarice tries to gain more insight into the psychopath’s mind, by talking to Hannibal Lecter another psychopath, who before being arrested was a respected psychiatrist. Her Advisor FBI agent Crawford believes that Hannibal has the answers to their questions and can locate the killer, but knows that he cannot gain Hannibal’s trust. However, believes that Clarice might be able to due to her lack of experience. Its genre is listed as a thriller, but also is sub-categorized under psychological, and crime.
Thriller films are movies that build up suspense, tension, and anticipation of things to come. They provide thrills from various circumstances presented in the story, where the protagonist (the main character) encounters certain types of threatening, mysterious, or dangerous situations. The characters in thriller films often include criminals, people down on their luck, innocent victims, psychos, and cops. “The Silence of the Lambs” isn’t just that, it best fits under its sub-genre of a psychological thriller, which is defined as a thriller story which emphasizes the psychology of its characters and their unstable emotional states. Which is very true for this film considering that there isn’t one, but two unstable characters, Hannibal
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