SILENCE OF THE LAMBS at 30: Giving Clarice a Voice – Valerie Kalfrin comments

Silence of the Lambs is a curious film. The first horror film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and the rare one to sweep four of the Oscars’ top categories, it has suspense and atmosphere that still enthrall even after 30 years. It also has rich characters, like FBI trainee Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster), who finds her courage tested yet navigates a world that seems stacked against her. The problem is, the movie is stacked against her, too.

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Who’s #1? AWFJ Wonder Women Countdown Of Best Fictional Female Characters

Our members celebrate liberated woman among their choices of our top 11 women characters, including a factory worker who demands her rights, a widow who founds her own successful company in the very unequal 1940s, two friends who take “Give me liberty or give me death” literally—and our No. 1 Wonder Woman. WHO IS SHE?

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