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Extra Milestone – Classic Film Reviews

Every week on Extra Milestone, we celebrate a classic film anniversary from the archives of movie history. These are the films that have impacted the  
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This month’s Extra Milestone discussion is The Silence of the Lambs, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. We discuss the ongoing legacy of this perennial classic from director Jonathan Demme and screenwriter Ted Tally (adapted from the novel by Thomas Harris), including how it shaped the modern landscape of true crime filmmaking and left a lasting impact on perceptions of the transgender community. We also discuss the iconic performances of Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Ted Levine, who portray Clarice Starling, Hannibal Lecter, and Buffalo Bill, respectively. Then finish with a deep dive on the film’s ending.

HOSTED BY:  Jon Negroni and Julia Teti

MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE: The opening theme of The Silence of the Lambs.

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