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Subject to Sacrifice: Ideology, Psychoanalysis, and the Discourse of Species in Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs

Jonathan Elmer

in Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226905136
eISBN:
9780226905129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226905129.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes psychoanalysis, ideology and the discourse of the species in Jonathan Demme's film The Silence of the Lambs. It suggests that cross-species identification for the character of ... More


Jonathan Demme’s the Silence of the Lambs

Barry Forshaw

in The Silence of the Lambs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733650
eISBN:
9781800342071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733650.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Jonathan Demme's The Silence of the Lambs (1991). The synthesis of elements that create the look and identity of a film come from a variety of talents: from the director's ... More


Lecter’s Progeny

Barry Forshaw

in The Silence of the Lambs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733650
eISBN:
9781800342071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733650.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reflects on the figure of the hyper-intelligent serial killer. The influence of the film of The Silence of the Lambs on the horror (and thriller) genre has been considerable, not just on ... More


Legacy of the Lambs

Barry Forshaw

in The Silence of the Lambs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733650
eISBN:
9781800342071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733650.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the legacy of The Silence of the Lambs. What is the most significant aspect of Thomas Harris's achievement, both on the page and on the screen? Certainly, there is the creation ... More


Making Horror Respectable

Barry Forshaw

in The Silence of the Lambs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733650
eISBN:
9781800342071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733650.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter assesses how Jonathan Demme's adaptation brought about a seismic change in the horror film genre of the 1990s; it performed a similar function for the crime narrative. The acclaim that ... More


Introduction

Cary Wolfe

in Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226905136
eISBN:
9780226905129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226905129.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter discusses the coverage of this volume about animal rights. This volume analyzes Luc Ferry's “New Ecological Order” which provides a textbook example of contemporary humanist ... More


Troubled Waters – Sexual Politics in Cape Fear

Rob Daniel

in Cape Fear

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781800857018
eISBN:
9781800852990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800857018.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses Cape Fear’s sexual politics, and misogyny accusations directed at the film at time of release and since. Overview of the cultural debate around political correctness, and ... More


Legacy and Impact

Rob Daniel

in Cape Fear

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781800857018
eISBN:
9781800852990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800857018.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The concluding chapter reviews Cape Fear’s legacy, and its impact on Martin Scorsese’s subsequent career, plus wider pop culture, e.g. The Simpsons. The film’s critical reception and commercial ... More


Mood and Ethics

Carl Plantinga

in Screen Stories: Emotion and the Ethics of Engagement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190867133
eISBN:
9780190867171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190867133.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Our understanding of the moral psychology of screen stories is incomplete and underdeveloped unless we examine the ethical significance of moods, which are quite different than emotions. This chapter ... More


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