History Literature / TheSilenceOfTheLambs

15th Mar '17 3:35:07 PM Caswin
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* NotSoStoic: When "it places the lotion in the basket" fails to instantly become reality.

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* NotSoStoic: When "it places the lotion in the basket" fails to instantly become reality.reality, Gumb's "it does this", "it does that" routine becomes:
15th Mar '17 3:32:53 PM Caswin
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* NotSoStoic: When "it places the lotion in the basket" fails to instantly become reality.
-->'''Buffalo Bill:''' PUT THE [[PrecisionFStrike FUCKING]] LOTION IN THE BASKET!!
8th Jan '17 4:17:17 AM Dragon101
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** An even more interesting subversion is that Lecter mentions to Clarice that he's using his skills as a therapist to work with one of the other patients. He gives the impression that he's sincerely trying to help the man, though it's possible he's doing it out of sheer boredom (and more possible he made the whole thing up to screw with her head.) The latter being especially plausible, since Lecter derides psychology as being composed of "ham radio enthusiasts and other personality-deficient buffs."

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** An even more interesting subversion is that Lecter mentions to Clarice that he's using his skills as a therapist to work with one of the other patients. He gives the impression that he's sincerely trying to help the man, though it's possible he's doing it out of sheer boredom (and more possible he made the whole thing up to screw with her head.) The latter being especially plausible, since Lecter derides psychology as being composed of "ham radio enthusiasts and other personality-deficient buffs."
8th Jan '17 4:11:58 AM Dragon101
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* CreepyCrossdresser: Buffalo Bill, though it's not a straight example. Both the novel and movie go out of their way to tell the audience that being a transsexual, in and of itself, is not connected to violence--specifically, Clarice says (and Lecter agrees) that Bill ''cannot'' be a transexual because [[NoTrueScotsman transexuals are not violent]]. According to Lecter, Bill only ''thinks'' he's a transsexual due to his "hatred of his own identity." This reflects the FairForItsDay but [[ScienceMarchesOn out-of-date psychology]] that the book and film relied on. Transsexuality was conflated with transvestism (crossdressing) and was at the time thought to be a mental disorder, albeit a benign one. Which is kind of the point here: no records or proven cases indicated that transsexuality predisposed a person to violence, and so Bill is dismissed as being a "true" transsexual. Nowadays a distinction is drawn between transvestism (crossdressing now considered a common lifestyle choice) and transsexuality (transgender people whose gender identity doesn't align with their physical sex). Neither of these, in and of themselves, can cause someone to become a homicidal maniac.

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* CreepyCrossdresser: Buffalo Bill, though it's not a straight example. Both the novel and movie go out of their way to tell the audience that being a transsexual, in and of itself, is not connected to violence--specifically, Clarice says (and Lecter agrees) that Bill ''cannot'' be a transexual because [[NoTrueScotsman transexuals are not violent]]. According to Lecter, Bill only ''thinks'' he's a transsexual due to his "hatred of his own identity." This reflects the FairForItsDay but [[ScienceMarchesOn out-of-date psychology]] that the book and film relied on. Transsexuality was conflated with transvestism (crossdressing) and was at the time thought to be a mental disorder, albeit a benign one. Which is kind of the point here: no records or proven cases indicated that transsexuality predisposed a person to violence, and so Bill is dismissed as being a "true" transsexual. Nowadays a distinction is drawn between transvestism (crossdressing now considered a common lifestyle choice) and transsexuality (transgender people whose gender identity doesn't align with their physical sex). Neither of these, in and of themselves, can cause (or prevent) someone to become a homicidal maniac.
14th Dec '16 7:53:09 AM Prinzenick
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* SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification: The film adaptation is a Type 4 (Near Identical Adaptation) and sticks close to the content of the book.
10th Dec '16 11:22:43 AM thatother1dude
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* {{Transsexual}}: 'Buffalo Bill' thinks he is a trans woman, though if you trust [[WordOfGod Lecter]], he's not. He doesn't want to be ''a'' woman: he wants to be ''his mother''.

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* {{Transsexual}}: 'Buffalo Bill' thinks he is a trans woman, though if you trust [[WordOfGod Lecter]], Lecter, he's not. He doesn't want to be ''a'' woman: he wants to be ''his mother''.


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* UnintentionallyNotoriousCrime: Buffalo Bill selects his victims based on [[GenuineHumanHide bodily measurements]], but his latest turned out to be a senator's daughter, giving his case far more attention than he'd wished.
5th Nov '16 5:16:45 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: There really are a couple of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death%27s-head_Hawkmoth types of moths]] that have skull shaped patterns on them.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: There really are a couple of [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death%27s-head_Hawkmoth org/wiki/Death%27s-head_hawkmoth types of moths]] that have skull shaped patterns on them.
23rd Oct '16 6:51:38 PM phylos
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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Clarice actually manages to deceive Lecter with a fake proposal from Senator Martin deceive ''a man who can guess her family history just from smelling the remnants of her perfume''. He doesn't even realize it until Chilton tells him, and even then, he doesn't bear much ill-will towards Clarice, with no more than a couple biting remarks near the beginning of their next meeting.

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: DidYouJustScamCthulhu: Clarice actually manages to deceive Lecter with a fake proposal from Senator Martin deceive ''a man who can guess her family history just from smelling the remnants of her perfume''. He doesn't even realize it until Chilton tells him, and even then, he doesn't bear much ill-will towards Clarice, with no more than a couple biting remarks near the beginning of their next meeting.



** The nurse that Lector attacked during an EKG. Dr. Chilton shows Clarice a photo and describes the aftermath (and that Lector ate her tongue). However, the camera never shows the photo, so the rest is left to the imagination.

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** The nurse that Lector Lecter attacked during an EKG. Dr. Chilton shows Clarice a photo and describes the aftermath (and that Lector Lecter ate her tongue). However, the camera never shows the photo, so the rest is left to the imagination.
9th Oct '16 4:05:09 AM ryanson209
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* AdaptedOut : Many of the minor characters and short scenes from the book are missing from the film, due to time constraints. One notably missing is the Johns Hopkins surgeon, whose scene with Crawford might have covered some of the more problematic representation of transgendered people. As it is, a single line that "transsexuals are very passive" handwaves this in the film.

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* AdaptedOut : Many of the minor characters and short scenes from the book are missing from the film, due to time constraints. One notably missing is the Johns Hopkins surgeon, whose scene with Crawford might have covered some of the more problematic representation of transgendered transgender people. As it is, a single line that "transsexuals are very passive" handwaves this in the film.
26th Sep '16 11:01:22 PM Laqueesha
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* RealityIsUnrealistic: Some people complained that during the night-vision view scene, shadows could be seen even though the room was pitch-black. However, if the night-vision technology uses infrared, shadows can be seen as infrared light can cast them.
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