This is a great time of of year to tell you about my favourite movie! It is none other than The Silence of the Lambs.
This was one of the first psychological thrillers that I saw. There is a lot to love in this film, and here are my top 5 reasons for why I think you should love it to:
1) The characters are well accomplished
You’ve got Dr. Hannibal Lecter who, although a disturbing cannibal, has a brilliant mind which in turn makes him all that much more terrifying. Then there is Agent Clarice Starling who is a young but insightful F.B.I. agent. She is kicking ass and taking names. She even manages to figure out what Dr. Lecter is getting at in his riddles.
2) You notice something new each time you watch it
I have seen this movie many times and each time I notice one more thing that foreshadows the coming events. Maybe I should watch it again to find yet another thing!
3) Keeps you on the edge of your seat
There are so many things to frighten you in this movie… the cannibalism, the flesh wearing, the suspense of what is going to happen next… Great to watch around Halloween!
4) The ending leaves more suspense
As a good psychological thriller does, this ending leaves so many questions in the viewer’s mind… What happened to Lecter? Good luck sleeping with the lights off tonight!
5) The actors
Jody Foster and Anthony Hopkins are incredible in this film. Even though it is now 24 years old, it is still considered some of their best work. It won Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Sound, Best Writing (Screenplay based on matrial perviously produced or published) and Best Film Editing at the Oscars in 1992. Not many movies take such a clean sweep at the Academy Awards.
If you have yet to wawtch this film I definitely suggest that you give it a watch. It will be worth your time!
Let me know what your favourite movie is! I am always looking for something to watch.