The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

//The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 2018-02-21T18:41:09+00:00

Director
Jonathan Demme.

Cast
Jodie Foster.
Anthony Hopkins.
Lawrence A. Bonney.
Scott Glenn.
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A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. Read More…

A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.
– Hannibal Lecter

I graduated from UVa, Captain; it’s not exactly a charm school.
– Clarice Starling

Look at it, Starling. Tell me what you see.
– Jack Crawford

Hester Mofet. It’s an anagram, isn’t it, Doctor? Hester Mofet, “The rest of me”. “Miss the rest of me,” meaning that you rented that garage?
– Clarice Starling

Just do your job, but never forget what he is.
– Jack Crawford
And what is that?
– Clarice Starling
Oh, he’s a monster. Pure psychopath. So rare to capture one alive. From a research point of view, Lecter is our most prized asset.
– Dr. Frederick Chilton

He won’t come after me.
– Clarice Starling
Oh really?
– Ardelia Mapp
He won’t. I can’t explain it… He – he would consider that rude.
– Clarice Starling

People will say we’re in love.
– Hannibal Lecter

Well, Clarice – have the lambs stopped screaming?
– Hannibal Lecter

Tell me, Senator: did you nurse Catherine yourself?
– Hannibal Lecter
What?
– Senator Ruth Martin
Did you breast-feed her?
– Hannibal Lecter
Now wait a minute…
– Paul Krendler
Yes, I did.
– Senator Ruth Martin
Toughened your nipples, didn’t it?
– Hannibal Lecter
You son of a bitch!
– Paul Krendler
Amputate a man’s leg and he can still feel it tickling. Tell me, mum, when your little girl is on the slab, where will it tickle you?
– Hannibal Lecter
Take this… *thing* back to Baltimore!
– Senator Ruth Martin
Five foot ten, strongly built, about a hundred and eighty pounds; hair blonde, eyes pale blue. He’d be about thirty-five now. He said he lived in Philadelphia, but he may have lied. That’s all I can remember, mum, but if I think of any more, I will let you know. Oh, and Senator, just one more thing: love your suit!
– Hannibal Lecter

Believe me, you don’t want Hannibal Lecter inside your head.
– Jack Crawford

Why do you think he removes their skins, Agent Starling?
– Hannibal Lecter
Enthrall me with your acumen.
– Hannibal Lecter
It excites him. Most serial killers keep some sort of trophies from their victims.
– Clarice Starling
I didn’t.
– Hannibal Lecter
No. No, you ate yours.
– Clarice Starling

YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT PAIN IS!
– Jame “Buffalo Bill” Gumb

Where are you, Dr. Lecter?
– Clarice Starling
I’ve no plans to call on you, Clarice. The world is more interesting with you in it.
– Hannibal Lecter

Look for severe childhood disturbances associated with violence. Our Billy wasn’t born a criminal, Clarice. He was made one through years of systematic abuse. Billy hates his own identity, you see, and he thinks that makes him a transsexual. But his pathology is a thousand times more savage and more terrifying.
– Hannibal Lecter

Is it true what they’re sayin’, he’s some kinda vampire?
– Murray
They don’t have a name for what he is.
– Clarice Starling

You’re very frank, Clarice. I think it would be quite something to know you in private life.
– Hannibal Lecter

There are three major centers for transsexual surgery – Johns Hopkins, University of Minnesota, and Columbus Medical Center.
– Hannibal Lecter

All good things to those who wait.
– Hannibal Lecter

I do wish we could chat longer, but… I’m having an old friend for dinner. Bye.
– Hannibal Lecter
Dr. Lecter?… Dr. Lecter?… Dr. Lecter?… Dr. Lecter?…
– Clarice Starling

You fly back to school, now, little Starling. Fly, fly, fly…
– Hannibal Lecter

I remember you from my seminar at UVA. You grilled me pretty hard, as I recall, on the bureau’s civil rights record in the Hoover years. I gave you an A.
– Jack Crawford
A-minus, Sir.
– Clarice Starling

We’ve tried to study him, of course, but he’s much too sophisticated for the standard tests.
– Dr. Frederick Chilton

Starling, when I told that sheriff we shouldn’t talk in front of a woman, that really burned you, didn’t it? It was just smoke, Starling. I had to get rid of him.
– Jack Crawford
It matters, Mr Crawford. Cops look at you to see how to act. It matters.
– Clarice Starling
Point taken.
– Jack Crawford

Did you do all these drawings, Doctor?
– Clarice Starling
Ah. That is the Duomo seen from the Belvedere. Do you know Florence?
– Hannibal Lecter
All that detail just from memory, sir?
– Clarice Starling
Memory, Agent Starling, is what I have instead of a view.
– Hannibal Lecter

First principles, Clarice. Simplicity. Read Marcus Aurelius. Of each particular thing ask: what is it in itself? What is its nature? What does he do, this man you seek?
– Hannibal Lecter
He kills women…
– Clarice Starling
No. That is incidental. What is the first and principal thing he does? What needs does he serve by killing?
– Hannibal Lecter
Anger, um, social acceptance, and, huh, sexual frustrations, sir…
– Clarice Starling
No! He covets. That is his nature. And how do we begin to covet, Clarice? Do we seek out things to covet? Make an effort to answer now.
– Hannibal Lecter
No. We just…
– Clarice Starling
No. We begin by coveting what we see every day. Don’t you feel eyes moving over your body, Clarice? And don’t your eyes seek out the things you want?
– Hannibal Lecter

Closer, please. Clo-ser…
– Hannibal Lecter

Ready when you are, Sergeant Pembry.
– Hannibal Lecter

Would you fuck me? I’d fuck me. I’d fuck me hard. I’d fuck me so hard.
– Jame “Buffalo Bill” Gumb

Jack Crawford is helping your career isn’t he? Apparently he likes you and you like him too.
– Hannibal Lecter
I never thought about it.
– Clarice Starling
Do you think that Jack Crawford wants you sexually? True, he is much older but do you think he visualizes scenarios, exchanges, fucking you?
– Hannibal Lecter
That doesn’t interest me Doctor and frankly, it’s, it’s the sort of thing that Miggs would say.
– Clarice Starling
Not anymore.
– Hannibal Lecter

If you didn’t kill him, then who did, sir?
– Clarice Starling
Who can say. Best thing for him, really. His therapy was going nowhere.
– Hannibal Lecter

Now then, tell me. What did Miggs say to you? Multiple Miggs in the next cell. He hissed at you. What did he say?
– Hannibal Lecter
He said, “I can smell your cunt.”
– Clarice Starling
I see. I myself cannot. You use Evyan skin cream, and sometimes you wear L’Air du Temps, but not today.
– Hannibal Lecter

Do not touch the glass. Do not approach the glass. You pass him nothing but soft paper – no pencils or pens. No staples or paperclips in his paper. Use the sliding food carrier, no exceptions. If he attempts to pass you anything, do not accept it. Do you understand me?
– Dr. Frederick Chilton

But I thought the “yourself” reference was too hokey for Lecter, so I figured he’s from Baltimore, and I looked in the phone book, and there’s a “Your Self Storage” facility, right outside of downtown Baltimore, sir.
– Clarice Starling

Good evening, Clarice.
– Hannibal Lecter