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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! How could we let October pass by without featuring the only horror film to ever win Best Picture. And yes, I said Horror film. The Silence of the Lambs was a horror film before it got nominated then suddenly I remember people started calling it a “Thriller” instead. Why is it when a horror film is done well it becomes a drama or a thriller? The Silence of the Lambs is a serial killer movie. A man wears another man’s face in this film. One of its leads is A CANNIBAL. Yes, it’s also a drama and a suspense-thriller, but come on. Let’s not pretend this isn’t a movie about a man who kills women to make a woman suit because he hates his penis. Rant over, soap box removed. However you categorize the movie, it’s brilliant. From Tak Fujimoto’s photography to Jonathan Demme’s direction to Ted Tally’s flawless script to fantastic performances from Jodie Foster, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine and one of the most iconic personas ever put to screen in the form of Anthony Hopkins’ Hannibal Lecter this film is damn near perfect. And let’s not forget Roger Corman’s cameo. Best Picture, featuring Roger Corman! So today’s pic features Mr. Jonathan Demme and a certain doctor. Enjoy! Click for a bigger image! Enjoy!

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic IS NOT MY MOTHER!!!! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
- The Twilight Zone
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke in Wampa Cave)
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Warriors
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Princess Bride
- Hard Boiled
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- They Live
- The Empire Strikes Back (Tippet with Wampa)
- Dirty Harry
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Blade Runner
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (Periscope Ride)
- 1941
- The Godfather (Coppola & Brando)
- The Lady Eve
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
- Godzilla
- The Empire Strikes Back (Bald Vader)
- Mary Poppins
- Alien 3
- Total Recall
- The Pink Panther
- Fawlty Towers
- The Trouble With Harry
- Beetlejuice
- The Shining
- Thriller
- An American Werewolf In London
- The Gate
- The Fly (1958)
- Halloween
- Army of Darkness
- Frankenstein
- Seed of Chucky
- Psycho
- John Carpenter’s The Thing (Bottin)
- Creature From the Black Lagoon
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
- Creepshow
- Night of the Living Dead (’68)
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man

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  • Oct. 18, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    I've never seen this movie

    by StarryNight

    I don't want to

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Just as long

    by biffy88

    as they don't do anymore, I'm cool. And DEFINATELY no more prequels. Only saw half of Hannibal Rising, had to turn that awful, awful film off.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Don't forget the Romero cameo too

    by krod

    Mr bad ass george romero!

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 7:54 p.m. CST


    by scrote

    I thought was damn creepy too. One of Ridley's best movies. Nice pic Quint

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    totally agree about the horror/thriller thing

    by hegele

    catigorizing horror is hard. In the Bedroom can be a horror movie, it's as much a revenge tale as Last House on the Left. Elephant can be a horror movie, what substantial differences in plot points are there to All the Boys Love Mandy Lane?

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST

    GREAT movie

    by thefreeagents

    I didnt want to see it but my college roommate talked me into watching it. I watched it 3 more times that week. Love it!

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Don't forget Roger Korman cameo in GODFATHER II...

    by MisterBlue

    as a member of the Senate investigation panel - that film was better than SotL -

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Is that Barney in the background too?

    by TheGr81SLASH

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    The Exorcist shoulda won, but it was too Catholic

    by SoylentMean

    Talk amongst yourselves.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Quite possibly, the greatest horror movie of all time.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I can't think of anything that comes close on a dramatic level.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Buffalo Bill was the real star of the show

    by BarryConvex

    I feel that Ted Levine's performance was overshadowed by Hopkins, which is a shame, because he was quite wonderful in the role.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 8:16 p.m. CST

    70 Days

    by Countdown_to_Vader

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST


    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Tomorrow's pic...Coraline?

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    And sorry about the double post.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Bring back Foster!!!

    by Dookie_Lumpkins

    For awhile, she was doing those lesbian action star movies. What happened?

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Roger Corman also in APOLLO 13

    by JackIsLost

    As long as we're counting up his cameos. I think any big director who got his first break from Corman has to put him in his films...

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    One of the Top Ten films

    by RoarsLoudly

    Of all time! BRILLIANT!

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Corman in "The Howling"

    by Geekgasm

    Waiting to get in the phone booth. Pass it on.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    to: Nasty in the Pasty

    by Spaderific

    My bet is that it's going to be a pic from Psycho.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Horror and all categories

    by Rumour

    I don't think it's important. I've never thought of The Exorcist as a horror film; it's a drama with extreme supernatural happenings. I feel the great films somehow transcend their genres and just roll off peoples' tongues as "oh yeah, that's an awesome movie" -- not "oh yeah, that's a great horror movie" or "what a great sci-fi film."

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 8:52 p.m. CST

    "I've never thought of The Exorcist as a horror film"

    by Geekgasm

    Shenanigans. I realize it was intended to make you sound cool and sophisticated but I don't buy that for a second. You never thought of The Exorcist as a horror movie. C'mon. You don't have to say that to be cool. I like you just the way you are.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST


    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    you left out part of his meal...he ate her liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Chris Isaak is a Swat guy too isn't he?

    by UGG

    I listen to Goodbye Horse's at least twice a day. <p>

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    In Demme we trust.

    by Stuntcock Mike


  • Oct. 18, 2010, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Damn racist!

    by BizarroJerry

    What's the name of the actor in the background?

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Good call Gaius, it's on my short list of perfect films.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    "Amputate a man's leg and he can still feel it tickling. Tell me, mum, when your little girl is on the slab, where will it tickle you?"

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    in Tijuana today,

    by frank cotton

    people who couldn't find any cocaine, heroin or meth, did manage to find 105 tons of weed. it is a sad day in bongville

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Who Barney, BizarroJerry?

    by Stuntcock Mike

    The only actor to appear in every Hannibal film. Yup even Manhunter.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Don't worry Mr. Cotton

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    just a matter of weeks before weed is legal for everyone in Cali

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST



    His name is Frankie Faison. It's really too bad Jodie never came back for HANNIBAL. That bit of recasting never really worked for me. Oh, and RED DRAGON was awful. Though I did enjoy that one shot of the blood hitting Emily Watson's face near the end.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Pic 2moz

    by scrote

    perhaps Invaders From Mars?

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST


    by Bubba Gillman

    Tomorrow's pic is undoubtedly from The Exorcist, truly the greatest of all horror movies.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Simply a GREAT film...

    by Fletch Gannon

    Incredibly great movie that I stay riveted to once it starts playing. Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Ted Levine; top notch direction by Jonathan Demme; a mourneful score by Howard Shore...just a great, great all around picture. The score is so good, it just goes to show you that less is more.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST

    I kind of wish tomorrow's pic WAS Coraline

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    That movie is SCARY AS FUCK.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    I still like Brian Cox's Lecter, from Manhunter.

    by tritium

    Silence of the Lambs is a great movie, and I do like Anthony Hopkins...but I have a sorts of love for Michael Mann's original "Manhunter".

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST


    by KubricksBellEnd

    is the superior movie. You want shocks and scares and a general feeling of unease - the Tooth Fairy is the best and Brian Cox has a physical presence that says: "I can rip a man's heart out with my bare hands!". Hopkins is a just a fucking ham in comparison and comes across far too camp.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Just watched The Exorcist

    by elsewhere

    Had never seen it before. Bleh. Not sure why it gets so much praise. I wasn't impressed.<p>Silence of the Lambs however is a great movie. Thumbs up.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    by donjam

    Great film. Weird mashup.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    It's not a horror movie

    by bohdi71

    A horror movie's principle aim is to scare people, Silence is more a mix of genres but mainly a thriller.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 10:42 p.m. CST


    by frank cotton

    is why we are now overrun with CSIs

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Stuntcock Mike - Great quote.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    And I think I'd have to place it on my short-list as well. I can't think of one wasted shot or misstep in the entire film. Truly, it's Demme's masterwork.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    its principle aim was to thrill?

    by gutshot

    I dont think your thinking holds up. also someone corrected someone else saying "you left out part of his meal...he ate her liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti" it was a census taker who tried to quantify Hannibal and it was a man.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST


    by Meadowe

    or should I say the actress that plays her was also in this movie called Series 7 The Contenders. Thought that was kinda coo'

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    MANHUNTER is an underrated gem...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...and as much as I enjoy Brian Cox's portrayal of Lecter (aka Lecktor), I don't think it holds a candle to Hopkin's iconic performance in SOTL. (I'm discounting the hammier performances in the increasingly watered down sequels/prequels.) Cox's Lecter, on the other hand, just isn't in the film long enough to deliver a palpable sense of dread. While I do find him interesting and slick, he's just not that unsettling to me.<P>That being said, MANHUNTER works because of great performances and atmosphere (supplemented by a memorable, ambient score). And while some of it's clearly dated style-wise, the film still holds up remarkably well.

  • Oct. 18, 2010, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Love the movie, read the book many many years later

    by George Newman

    and then went back to the movie and felt jarring truncations of the narrative. but that was the just my first reaction; I've since let those hang-ups go.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:21 a.m. CST

    gutshot is right

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    it was a he...fucking unforgivable mistake on my part

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Ted Levine Was Amazing

    by Akira Cowabunga

    Anthony Hopkins rightly received much praise for his performance, but Ted Levine was ignored way too much. His role was the bravest one in the film, and the best performance as well. I love me Mr. Hopkins, but Ted was really cheated.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:44 a.m. CST

    HANNIBAL could've been as great...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...But the book's story was gutted so the De Laurentiis clan could cash in with the pointless, stupid HANNIBAL RISING. And the way the ending was "softened" was a monumental act of cowardice...Jodie Foster had already walked in a feminist snit, there was no reason not to go all the way...

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Tom Noonan owned MANHUNTER...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...As the freakish, weirdly engaging Dolarhyde.<p> He recently did a hilarious bit on LOUIE as a forensics doctor whose overly-detailed description of Christ's suffering gives the young Louie CK PTSD...not to be missed.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Gary Oldman in "Hannibal"

    by BenBraddock

    I thought they got that right - great bit of casting, a fine turn by Oldman - and one of the most fantastic prosthetic jobs!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:45 a.m. CST

    Would you fuck me?

    by BookhouseBoy

    Well someone had to say it!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:48 a.m. CST

    And also..

    by BookhouseBoy

    I've always felt Manhunter was superior to SOTL in almost every way. Hopkins was to hammy. Cox was just terrifying without trying to be. Having said that, SOTL really toughens my nipples.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Brian Cox will always be the true Lecter.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Just compare him to Hopkins and his toothless drool... no comparison. And never mind the different spellings.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 4:28 a.m. CST

    Where would Mr Plinkett and Chris Griffin be without Ted Levine.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:04 a.m. CST

    A great but not perfect film...

    by DarkHawke

    ...and I totally agree with the above posters that rank Manhunter with Brian Cox as superior. Silence of the Lambs is kinda the overwrought student film compared to Michael Mann's stylish, slickly cool and subtle masterwork. His Lecter was the FAR more believable serial killer, because in reality it's the actions of such men that are monstrous, not their appearance or demeanor. Lecter's cell in SotL was a bizarre Gothic set compared to the infinitely more plausible facility in Manhunter. Demme's good, but Mann is a master visual stylist that I wouldn't have wanted to follow. Perhaps it's best that he did go in a more Hollywood way, just to cut a clear line between the two films.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:12 a.m. CST

    and don't forget

    by macheesmo3

    Chris Isaak as the swat team guy!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Hannibal Rising was an awful book

    by lochkray

    It was just written poorly, regardless of how you feel about background stories, and the way they turned Lector into a sympathetic anti-hero, rather than the monster on display in Red Dragon and SOTL. Hannibal was weird, but rather well written. I always thought that Rising, the movie, was actually better than the book - though pointless, and destructive of the previous works. And, despite being film-geek-chic to prefer Manhunter, I actually liked Red Dragon more. I liked that they went into the Dollerhyde story in detail, and Ralph Finnes was excellent in it.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:43 a.m. CST

    very overrated movie and very overrated actor

    by KilliK

    still i like them both.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 5:47 a.m. CST

    i am with you Childs

    by KilliK

    i have to agree with what you said and i prefer Manhunter than Silence too.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 6:36 a.m. CST


    by ricarleite2

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Last time I was truly frightened in a movie theater

    by JGer

    was when the lights go out in the basement. Im a pretty jaded horror fan, watch just about everything no matter how cheap or direct to dvd ish. Ive been startled, a little anxious, but never that on edge. Still remember that opening night in the theater vividly, and I went in knowing next to nothing about the flick. I can watch it over and over.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Oh wait, was she a great big fat person

    by JGer

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:24 a.m. CST

    I wouldn't call it a "Horror" Movie

    by Arcangel2020

    Great behind the Scnes pic of Deme and Hopkins. Definitely have to say that out of all the incarnations of the Hannibal Lecter series (Michael Mann's "Manhunter" (Which was actually "Red Dragon") in the 80ies, the sequel Hannibal in 99-00 and the remake/reboot official "Red Dragon" a few years back...Silence is THE best film bar none! I wouldn't classify "Slinece of The Lambs" as a "horror" film. Thriller or Suspense or Psychological Thriller is more apt I think. I also think that a film based on not one but two crazy psychopathic serial killers...real life monsters that truly do exist in modern day society and I am sure there are some that are out there right now who would make the characters Hannibal Lecter and Buffalo Bill look like amatuers (We have just yet to hear about them and their sick ways)...I would definitely call/classify this one more as a psychological thriller than anything else.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:25 a.m. CST

    69 Days

    by Countdown_to_Vader

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:38 a.m. CST


    by darthderp

    Love your suit!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:44 a.m. CST

    And hey, I liked Hannibal and Red Dragon...

    by darthderp

    If I'm gonna dislike a movie, it's going to be on its own terms and not in comparison to its sequel/prequel. That being said, Hannibal Rising was an absolute snoozer.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Hannibal was underrated

    by henrydalton

    It's not as good as Silence, of course it isn't. But it's way way better than the critical backlash at the time gave it credit for.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Goodbye Horses

    by 40VirginsAnd_aMule

    i'd fuck me.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:13 a.m. CST

    I can understand why people hate on Hannibal, but I love it.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    It's so batshit nuts at times, I can't help it.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:16 a.m. CST

    and i dont understand the hate for RED DRAGON

    by 40VirginsAnd_aMule

    ratner was smart enough to get the fuck outta the way and let the professionals to their thing.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Manhunter blew Red Dragon off the screen

    by gooseud

    Comparing Norton's monotone snooze-fest performance to Peterson's menacing intensity alone is enough. To say nothing of Cox blowing Hopkins off the screen (the campy, cash-in Red Dragon Hopkins, not the more subtle Hopkins of SOTL).

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    oh and

    by gooseud

    I'd fuck me HARD!!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 9:17 a.m. CST


    by Stuntcock Mike

    *****lobs jizz*****

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    in my top 5...

    by iwasredempted

    all time favorite movies. Ted Levine should have gotten a nom. also

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    "Was she a great big fat person?"

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    Ted Levine rules.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    "Was she a great big fat person?"

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    Ted Levine rules.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    I always think that the difference between HORROR and THRILLER =

    by sherlock_junior

    The fact that horror movies are supernatural and thrillers are more grounded in real life terror. The antagonists in a horror is some kind of impossible evil (freddy, chucky, demons, wherewolves, dracula zombies, killer that cannot die etc etc) the antagonist in a thriller is a killer, maniac on the loose (that can actually die), a stepfather, evil sister etc etc. Any thoughts? ( I always thought via my definitions of horror that MJ'S Thriller was called THRILLER. Cause it's basically a HORROR with undead and wherewolves )

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST


    by sherlock_junior

    ( I always thought via my definitions of horror that IT WAS STRANGE, that MJ'S Thriller was called THRILLER. Cause it's basically a HORROR with undead and wherewolves )

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST


    by proevad

    Directs actors in close up better than any other I can think of. Hard as fuck for an actor to look into a camera and do their job well (very reason most directors don't do it), but somehow in his films they always come across as convincing. Anyway, great film.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Quint, Thomas Harris says "Hi."

    by The_Reasoner

    Cool pic, but you mentioned everyone except the one person in the world without whom SotL would have never happened at all. The author Thomas Harris.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Demme looks like a chick in that pic

    by ndally

    really? That's him? Come on..really?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    And I say,

    by proevad

    "Oh no sir I must say you're wrong I must disagree, oh no sir, I must say you're wrong" Funny that Demme used music just as memorably as Mann did in his Lecter film.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Yes, Manhunter & Cox's performance are great...

    by Nice Marmot

    ... but come ON, people . . .

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST


    by UltraTron

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    It's a good movie- you should see it

    by UltraTron

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    I'd fuck me.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 11:43 a.m. CST


    by Tigger Tales

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    "people started calling it a “Thriller” instead."

    by buggerbugger

    People called it a thriller because the novel was a thriller, which could be found in the crime/thriller section of book shops long before it was a movie. <br> <br> If 'Silence of the Lambs' is a horror film, then 'Criminal Minds' must be a horror series.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    The Jism throwing is called "Seagulling"

    by UGG

    just thought you guy's would like to know.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 2:25 p.m. CST

    When did George Romero pop up in SOTL?

    by Monroville

    I read earlier he had a cameo along with Roger (who is pretty easy to spot), but even knowing what George looked like even back in 1991 when it came out, I have yet to recognize his part... <p> Any clues?

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Mr Nice Gaius

    by ragingfluff

    Lecter in Manhunter isn't meant to inspire dread in the way that he does in SOTL ... an odd disquiet, yes, a loathing of, yes ... I like both films and both performances ... but the scene in Manhunter where Cox talks about God collapsing a church on his believers in the Phillipines or wherever is just brilliantly written, acted, directed and edited.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    hannibal rising

    by ragingfluff

    and I just read "Hannibal Rising": it's beyond terrible and I wish I could have my memory of it removed. Apparently Harris only did it because Dino de Laurentis said "I want another Hannibal Lecter film and I'll do it with or without you" and Harris reluctantly went along and obviously botched it (it took him 10 years to write "Hannibal"; he churned out "Hannibal Rising" in two)

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Fair enough. Although, I'm not entirely sure of your assumption that Cox's Lecter isn't "meant" to inspire dread. But his is a different performance; one that I admire. Yet he's just not in the movie long enough to really "own" the character like Hopkins and his iconic portrayal.<P>I agree about the church scene. Good stuff - I wish Mann had stayed with it longer!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    RE: Petersen and MANHUNTER

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    One thing that I really loved about the character of Will Graham (and yes, William Petersen DESTROYS Ed Norton) is how he doesn't seem to fear Lecter. Granted, he's disturbed by his presence when confronting him in his cell...seeing the man who stabbed him and so forth...but that's mainly because of Graham's self-awareness of knowing how his mind can think like Lecter's.<P>When you consider what the audience knows about Lecter (especially now in hindsight), it's just awesome to hear someone tell Lecter that he has "disadvantages" (aka he's insane) and that he's "sick of you crazy sons of bitches"!

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Well, Petersen is simply the shit in Manhunter.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    "But don't talk to me about late, pal! I'll tell you when it's too fucking late! Until then, we go as late as I wanna take it!" <p> Kickass.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Silence of the lambs became a comic book

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    the minute they showed where they "housed" LECTOR, what was that bulletproof glass or the Brig from Star Trek? <p> The Administrative Segregation unit (AD SEG) was ridiculous...I remember seeing that dungeon for the first time and was expecting the Joker to be somewhere in a dark corner plotting his revenge, it totally had an Arkham Asylum vibe to it. Don't get me started with the overly stylized bird caged he escaped from. <p> The performances in Silence was great, Hopkins was creepy as shit. I just hated the way the movie looked in certain areas...Manhunter was wayyyyyyyy better.

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST


    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    "He said:

    by folamour

    'I can smell you cunt' _ I myself cannot"

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Academy Award that year...

    by Dilox Esp

    ...for the plexiglass cell door construction. <blush:>

  • Oct. 19, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Two different movies...

    by Joaquin_Ondamoon

    as well as styles. Demme's version is as Hollywood as it gets, but it's still iconic. I prefer 'Manhunter' (having a huge man-crush on Petersen since 'To Live And Die In L.A.'), because of Michael Mann's use of music and lighting (which I guess you can attribute to his choice of cinematographer, Dante Spinotti - no one ever mentions the cinematographer!), and a deep fondness for 'Vice'(which, when you watch it! Doesn't really hold up so well..but for it's time - it was awesome).But the real star was Tom Noonan ('Last Action Hero' anyone?). Fucking Tooth Fairy freaked me out! The broken bits of mirror on the eyes thing? Yeesh! Never saw 'Red Dragon' - never felt like I needed to. 'Hannibal?' Meh. Had it's moments. I thought Hopkins came off a bit 'Shatneresque', although I love the scene where he fed Liotta his own brains! Sweetmeats..mmmmm...

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Another horror movie that is mislabeled as a thriller:

    by ufoclub1977

    Se7en. I think the problem is that the general public thinks that horror films are b-films, and if one rises to the a-list... it must not be horror!

  • Oct. 20, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Shpread your legsh

    by MotherPussBucket


  • Oct. 20, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST

    To say Silence of the Lambs is a psychological thriller

    by ufoclub1977

    is to say the same of Psycho and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre... since all three films are nightmare variations inspired by Ed Gein's true life horror. Yes there can be horror in real life. Also... Manhunter is hilarious! The ending with the crazy editing, the song... the neon/rough-new wave feel to the reality. I don't think the "procedural" and horror material it was about really worked in that framework of Mann style.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST


    by Somerichs

    Too bad I'm coming to this TB so late, probably no one will see this comment, but I simply can't let this opportunity pass without mentioning how great Dennis Farina was as William Crawford. He owned that role and was a thousand times better than Scott Glenn or Harvey Keitel...