The Crime Files Podcast - The Silence of the Lambs (Parts 1, 2, & Minisode)

November 24, 2019

What would the world be without the relationship between Clarice Starling and Dr. Hannibal Lecter? This movie tugs at heart strings, features a female hero, and introduces the world to the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) of the FBI. The performances from Sir Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster leave one speechless and audiences wondering if they would be able to be in the same room with a serial killer. This timeless classic should be watched again with more regard and earnest to the mastery shown from Hopkins, Foster, Director Jonathan Demme, Cinematographer Tak Fujimoto,  Production Designer Kristi Zea, Screenplay artistry by Ted Tally, and the inspiration source created by Thomas Harris. 


Episode 1 was recorded LIVE at the ASC (The American Society of Criminology) 75th Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA on November 13th, 2019.


Our very special guests are (in no specific order):


Jessica Herbert, Ph.D - President, IDEA Analytics:


Caroline Comerford, M.S. - Founder, CVC Consulting:


Adam Stern, Ph.D - Associate Professor, Curry College: (Core World News)


Joelle & Parry:





Episode 2 - This is the second part of our discussion about The Silence of the Lambs (not LIVE) where we talk soundtrack smashes, production notes, and real world law enforcement in the context of privacy vs safety.



A couple of the links that we referenced in the podcast (click the title for the webpage)





Untold Tales

Silence of the Lambs at 25: The Complete Buffalo Bill Story

22 Secrets Gleaned From "Silence" - Roger Ebert

What Happened to Q Lazzarus? 1

What Happened to Q Lazzarus? 2

Fandom Wiki


White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack Peggy McIntosh



ASC Conference PowerPoint


Bedazzled Hannibal Mask (on the plane)



“In Voluptas Mors.” Conceived of by Salvador Dali and photographed by Philippe Halsman (1951)



Two-minute Trailer


The Art of Performance: A Conversation with Jonathan Demme


Jonathan Demme on using subjective camera for SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)


Deleted Scenes (including clip of Hannibal describing Bill's childhood abuse)


In conversation with... Jodie Foster, on The Silence of the Lambs | BFI (2017)


Foster Wins...Midler Pissed...

Hopkins Wins

Anthony Hopkins - Lecter and Me


On Story: 208 The Silence of the Lambs with Ted Tally


Siskel gets it wrong


Goodbye Horses - Q Lazzarus


 Buffalo Bill Dances to Goodby Horses


The Silence of the Lambs Theme - Howard Shore



The Silence of the Lambs as a Romcom



Silence! The Musical – Put the F*cking Lotion in the Basket


Silence! The Musical – Quid Pro Quo


Silence! The Musical – Lyrics








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