One of the most talked-about movies of 1991, multiple Academy Award-winner THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS was actually the second "Hannibal Lecter" film, Michael Mann having previously adapted the character from Thomas Harris's novel Red Dragon
in 1986's MANHUNTER. But Jonathan Demme's taut
thriller proved to have a much greater impact on the public imagination.
FBI trainee Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) is recruited by the Bureau's behavioral sciences unit to help track down one serial killer by getting inside the head of another who's already behind bars--the notorious Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant but psychopathic