The Silence of the Lambs

Trivia: In the movie poster, the skull of the moth is made of seven naked female bodies. The image of the "skull orgy" originated in a portrait photograph by Philippe Halsman of Salvador Dali, entitled Salvador Dali In Voluptate Mors. The photo itself was inspired by surrealist Dali's Female Bodies as a Skull painting.

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Trivia: "The Silence of the Lambs" has gained some infamy in recent years as an example of the "Mandela Effect" - a phenomenon where large groups of people share the same false memory. Specifically, many people remember Hannibal Lecter delivering the specific line "Hello, Clarice" when she comes to visit him. But he actually never once says this line in the film.

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Trivia: Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling only appear in four scenes together throughout the whole film.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene in the hangar at Memphis airport, Senator Martin's hair keeps changing in each return shot. (01:02:55)

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Jack Crawford: Starling?
Clarice Starling: Sir?
Jack Crawford: Miggs is dead.
Clarice Starling: Dead? How?
Jack Crawford: Well, the orderly heard Lecter whispering to him all afterrnoon and Miggs crying. They found him at bed check. He swallowed his own tongue.

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Question: Why was Hannibal Lecter so interested in Clarice's past? How would it benefit him?

Answer: Knowing about her past gives him an advantage in how he can manipulate her - he understands her fears, weaknesses, strengths, and so on. A psychiatrist normally deconstructs a patient's psychological make-up to better understand and help them, but in Lecter's case, he uses this knowledge against his victims. However, as he learns about Clarice, he becomes sympathetic and protective toward her.

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Answer: Also, he loves psychiatry and analyzing people. He is bored in his cell and this is a chance to do something he enjoys a lot.

Answer: Clarice's answers also enable Lecter to assess her honesty/ integrity and sincerity, as well as ascertain if she is trustworthy - or even worthy - enough for him to reveal certain kinds of information.

WHAT?

Answer: I remember a scene where he seems to roll his eyes in a kind of ecstasy as he comprehends, then thanks her, and shortly after touches her hand as he passes the folder. "People will say we're in love."

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