Silence of the Lambs

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Overview

In this study, Yvonne Tasker explores the way the film weaves together gothic, horror and thriller conventions to generate both a distinctive variation on the cinematic portrayal of insanity and crime, and a fascinating intervention in the sexual politics of genre.
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Overview

In this study, Yvonne Tasker explores the way the film weaves together gothic, horror and thriller conventions to generate both a distinctive variation on the cinematic portrayal of insanity and crime, and a fascinating intervention in the sexual politics of genre.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780851708713
  • Publisher: BFI Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Series: Modern Classics Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 884,229
  • Product dimensions: 5.45 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Yvonne Tasker is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of East Anglia. She is the author of Working Girls: Gender and Sexuality in Popular Cinema (1998) and Spectacular Bodies: Gender, Genre and the Action Cinema (1983).
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6
1 Birds, Lambs and Butterflies 7
2 The Sum and the Parts: Horror, Crime and the Woman's Picture 22
3 Detection and Deduction 41
4 The Female Gothic 58
5 Under the Skin 71
Notes 89
Credits 92
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2002

    Well hello, Clarice

    Very scary and a good thriller. I think this is one of the best books of our time. Guarenteed to scare the (beep) out of you.

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