For those who are interested in filmmaking and storytelling, there’s an excellent YouTube series you should be following called Lessons from the Screenplay. In this episode, Michael Tucker takes a look at and breaks down an iconic scene from the brilliant and a benchmark thriller Silence of the Lambs.
The scene he centers on is the third visit that Clarice Starlings (Jodie Foster) makes to Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Sir Anthony Hopkins). In this scene, characters reveal a great deal about themselves as they talk to each other. It’s an intense scene and it plays a big part in driving the story forward.
Here’s the description that came along with the video:
The Silence of the Lambs is filled with compelling, tense scenes between Dr. Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling. In this video, we look at the anatomy of a scene. How each follows a three-act structure and plays a larger role in the narrative.