Why do you think the movie title..

@ratyz5 (7829)
Philippines
February 13, 2008 8:28am CST
...was "Silence of the Lambs?" Was is due to the serial killer, taking the skin of his victims like that of how lamb's fur is shaved off from them? Where does "Silence" comes in? What are your thoughts?
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@Ciniful (1589)
• Canada
13 Feb 08
It's explained in the movie. The lambs are a reference to Clarice's past, the lambs screaming during slaughter on her uncles farm. It's symbolism for the conflict in the movie. At the end of the movie, the conflict has been solved, the killer caught, so the lambs 'stopped screaming' Hence, the Silence of the Lambs.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
13 Feb 08
Oh yeah.. maybe that's why the female protagonist in this film didn't star in the sequel that followed ^_^; just kidding. Could there be other perspectives to look at for another alternate reason..?
• United States
9 Nov 08
Actually, Julianne Moore played Clarice in Hannibal because Jodie Foster backed out for personal reasons. I heard from one place that being in The Silence of the Lambs left her terrified to do the other film. Another reason I heard was that her agent told her not to because it wasn't going to do as well as the first one and she should focus her efforts elsewhere. *shrug* That's just the Hollywood rumor mill, always churning.....
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
They are all possible.. some say that the other films didn't do well.. perhaps the manager was right after all..
@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
30 Apr 08
Its easy. The movie is the adaptation from bestselling novel of Thomas Harris. Thats why it had the name of Silence of The Lamb. And also the reason is like all the post here above me already told you. Had you also watch the red Dragon the prequel and Hannibal (not so good) the sequel?
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
Was only able to watch the Red Dragon but, not Hannibal.. Hannibal was not that good? I mean, it lacked some things that the previous films had? Was it too narrative, flash-backing or simply didn't deliver what one would expect? Thanks for posting! (^_^ )
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
Yup, it has to do with clarisse's past of not saving the lambs that were being slaughtered. The screaming remained in her subconscious waiting to be resolved. Dr. hannibal Lecter helped released the guilt by helping her catch buffalo bill. Hence at the end the title, the silence of the lamb. great work of tomas harris.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
My apologies this very late response to your post, blackmantra_x. It it weren't for uncledad021's post, I wouldn't had noticed this discussion of mine being active again. An appeased past with the help of a killer.. seems ironic but, it works. (^_^ )
@Galena (9120)
16 Feb 08
by managing to save Katherine, she managed to undo some of her guilt about not having been able to save the lamb she ran away with. silly title really. but a great book and film.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
16 Feb 08
Hmmm, thanks for sharing your opinion by posting it here ^_^
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• United States
5 Feb 09
What the commenter above said. It was a play on Clarice's discussion with Hannibal. No deep meaning.
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• United States
19 Mar 10
I think he has them tied up and bound and they cannot move or speak..they are scared and they cannot talk or move..fear sets in and they may pass out or he may even have them sedated.
• United States
8 Jan 10
While the title is reflective of the symbolism implied by Starling's trauma on her uncle's farm, and the murder of her father. The traits of 'Buffalo Bill' are actually a tour de force of some of the most prolific serial killers we've known. It hits on the tactics of Ed Gein (hence couturier and skinning), The Green River Killer, Ted Bundy and many others. Pretty gruesome stuff really. Part of the plot is actually derived from the FBI seeking help from T. Bundy to capture Gary Ridgway (The Green River Killer). There are three books. The Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal They're all pretty good. Hannibal has a kind of a stupid ending. I think T. Harris just got tired of writing.