FILM TALK Episode #10: The Silence of the Lambs (1991), starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster – Championed by Mark Priest

The Silence of the Lambs is the classic 1991 psychological thriller based on Thomas Harris’s book and directed by Jonathan Demme that introduced us to Hannibal Lecter, played brilliantly by Anthony Hopkins.

The film, which also stars Jodie Foster, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, and Anthony Heald, follows rookie FBI agent, Clarice Starling, played by Foster, who is sent to try to elicit the advice of the imprisoned Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer to help her apprehend another serial killer, known only as “Buffalo Bill”, who skins his female victims.

FILM TALK is all about us reviewing and appreciating the greatest films ever made. Each week we publish a new video reviewing and discussing a different classic film that is destined for our list of the 100 greatest films in cinema history, at least the greatest films in our opinion.

We take an in-depth look at our chosen film, providing a detailed critical review, while also delving into the film’s background, exploring how it was made and the filmmakers behind it, with a quick dip into fascinating trivia to help provide a rich appreciation of our film that week.