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Silence of the Lambs

Released 1991
Distributor Orion Pictures

Jonathan Demme’s elegantly terrifying thriller was one of those rare beasts capable of satisfying both the recherché leanings of the Academy as well as the wild and wooly demands of grindhouse audiences. Anthony Hopkins is hypnotic as Hannibal Lector, the erudite cannibal with a taste for Chianti, and Jodie Foster is masterful as Clarice Starling, the green FBI agent whose knotty relationship with Lector turns deeper than she bargained for.

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.