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The Silence of the Lambs (BFI Modern Classics / BFI Film Classics)

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In this study, Yvonne Tasker explores the way the film weaves together gothic, horror and thriller conventions to generate both a distinctive variation on the cinematic portrayal of insanity and crime, and a fascinating intervention in the sexual politics of genre.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published March 29th 2002 by British Film Institute
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I don't have time to read mediocre books. Read this one if you haven't already!!
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perfectly written, interesting details about the FBI!
Jaycee Lam
Không đáng sợ mấy nhưng mang lại cảm giác là lạ và không muốn ăn cơm :v
Nhất là khi mình tưởng tượng ra mấy cái xác....
I actually read this before I saw the film and I remember screaming at the screen when Crawford rings Buffalo Bill's doorbell, "That's not how it happens in the book!" Well put together book. The birth of Starling and well, she gave birth to Scully and Sydney Bristow, etc.

Movie connection: Still one of the best thrillers on celluloid.
Ryan Splenda
This is a good exploration into one of the greatest psychological horror films ever made. Tasker provides a good discussion on the major feminist themes, as well as some discussion of serial killers and their mentality. This is definitely a good read for movie lovers.
Many charateristics of several different personality disorders at work in this depiction of a very sick man who seems to be the perfect picture of a psychopath...and Clarice Starling, a culmination of childhood trauma, somehow overlooked by the FBI of course.

Maybe not a masterpiece, but as close as a thriller/horror/suspense
novel may come.

Yup, a Five-Star read.
Great book... and as usual, the movie wasn't nearly as good.
Joel Brown
Awesome! I've come back to Dr. Lector several times over the years.
As entertaining as the movie... Easy fast read.
Another one I've read twice...
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