• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Review on Silence of the Lambs

Extracts from this document...


Review on Silence of the Lambs Directed by Jonathan Demme Writing credits Thomas Harris (novel) Ted Tally (screenplay) I have watched silence of the lambs, and have gained an understanding of the movie, I will try to explain the movies aspects in detail, covering semiotics in the movie, the genre of the movie, also a review a characters, stereotypes the narrative and if it also follows common horror conventions. Being a cross genre of horror and thriller, the movie mainly consists of a complicated storyline about girls that go missing and as the story progresses the movie shows that an FBI agent gets called to search for the killer of the missing girls, as two of the girls bodies turn up, missing skin sections off the body. The main character Clarice starling must attain information of a highly dangerous cannibal called Hannibal Lector who is being held in maximum security isolation. ...read more.


In this movie however Clarice is aided by Hannibal Lector, another killer to catch Buffalo Bill who is the "bad guy" of the movie, this shows that Hannibal Lector actually does have a good side to him. At the end of the movie it is clear that Hannibal Lector is going to go after the doctor that mistreated him so badly, this shows that he doesn't intend to harm average innocent people, but just to get revenge, this indicated more to a sequel of silence of the lambs, which is Hannibal. Stereotypes in the movie are illustrated, however very subtly, such as the police men, when they go to a small town, the police men are very old fashioned, and believe women should stay in the home etc; this is actually a stereotype of how people think and act over in the real state in America. ...read more.


all the light, such as Clarice using a torch inside the storage room, however a torch could not produce that much light to light up most of the room, so artificial light is used so the audience can actually see inside the room. I think that the movie was more disturbing than frightening because the action isn't very intense and the fear in the movie is far too spaced out, a movie with more intense action which is closer together would be more frightening. I also think that because the characters have guns against the killer/s it makes the movie less frightening because there's a distance between them and the evil, whereas in something like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre the group of teens have no guns, and the killer has to get close to use the Chainsaw on them, this is much more frightening because you know tension will be built. Anup Sohanta ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Films section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Films essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Jaws - Review.

    3 star(s)

    There are four attacks in the whole film, where the people are being viciously murdered. In the second attack, it doesn't show the shark attacking the small boy in the waters by the beach. They gradually build up the pressure; they use a long shot showing the children in the

  2. Film review Let Him Have It On the night of November 2 1952, ...

    Craig has run out of bullets by now after his random 'cowboy' shots into the sky whereas PC Fairfax now has a full barrel and the camera shows him approach Craig who can't understand why his gun isn't firing. Every step Fairfax takes toward Craig, Craig moves back.

  1. Gladiator review

    The fight is fast paced and the camera angles vary lots of times in a very short space of time to make it look exciting then it actually was. The only sound we hear is only sharp blades clashing the camera cuts to Maximus side once again more to show that he dying and is almost dead.

  2. The Matrix Revolutions - review.

    The Architect asks: "How Long Do You think this Peace will last?" to which the Oracle Replies "As long as possible". This allows the architect of the matrix to once again create a matrix, if he really wants to, so there could be a part four.

  1. Free essay

    The Many Fear Factors of The Thing (1982)

    This may seem typical for a dog, but it was in fact trying to infect him in order to survive, like any organism would have done. The film also contains several blood transfusions, and includes the use of hypodermic needles.

  2. Kya Dil Ne Kaha Review

    In the midst of all the happiness, Rahul sternly announces he is not prepared to marry her under any circumstances. Rahul says, that though the loves Esha, he is not prepared to marry her since he does not believe in he institution of marriage.

  1. Bond Movie review - the opening scene of "Goldeneye".

    This adds to his role as fictional super hero because he will never die, he may be terribly injured on more than one occasion but he will never die. As Bond enters the darkened room the percussive sounds grow louder this creates tension and you know that something is about to happen, yet you are not sure exactly what.

  2. Describe The Elements Of Style And Narrative Applied To The Films "Hard Candy" And ...

    Narration can be explained as the way in which the director makes the spectator understand the story. The fact that for a story to be interesting, the plot should be good and the style perfect is a widely known feature of a successful film.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work