scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 2,385
The Movie Silence of the Lambs starring Jodi foster as agent Clarice Starling and Anthony Hopkins as Dr Hannibal Lector was praised as an amazing horror thriller when it was released in 1991 In fact the movie was even granted the highest honor a cinematic production can receive when it was voted the best movie of the year by the academy of motion pictures becoming the first and only horror movie to receive this coveted award Surprisingly many people dont know that this critically acclaimed motion picture was based on the fiction novel of the same name written by Thomas Harris Silence of the Lambs is a chilling tale of a young FBI trainee sent to capture a serial killer through analyzing and deconstructing a serial cannibal It is a story of growth and of change capped by a less than complete ending that leaves the reader searching for answers not described in the text but hidden in the meaning Although there are many similarities there are several differences be tween the best selling book and the horrifying movie Many aspects of the plot the characterization and the underlying tones of the story are exemplified in different ways in the two forms of this story In the majority of book turned movie projects most would agree that turning the story into a screenplay destroys the wonder and suspense that can only be described in a book Silence of the Lambs is perhaps the exception to the rule It is amazing how closely the movie screenplay is able to follow the book However I feel that the plot is not as well developed in the movie as in the book Despite the ingenious use of undertones and implementations it failed to tie together the various plot lines involved in the story There are in actuality two separate villains in this book First Buffalo Bill the real villain who abducts young girls whom he kills and skins
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA