“Silence of the Lambs” was truly completed nicely earlier than it was launched. The studio held on to it as to not compete with their different heavy-hitter, “Dances With Wolves.” However the film was a essential and monetary success proper out of the gate, which the filmmakers thought must be sufficient. However when awards season rolled round they began selecting up wins from the Administrators Guild, Producers Guild, and Writers Guild award reveals.
Demme recalled the thought technique of the group going into the Oscars in a 2016 interview with Deadline:
“The awards have been stunning. We knew how nice Tony, and Jodie, and all people was. However you simply do not suppose in these phrases as a result of, on the finish of the day, it’s a thriller. […] We thought these greater footage would win the prizes, and the one factor I can keep in mind us ever actually speaking about was the impulse to place Anthony Hopkins within the Finest Supporting Class as a result of his display time was so comparatively brief. He was on display for lower than 20 minutes, which would appear to relegate him to Finest Supporting Actor. I simply stated, ‘Look, you guys, let’s have as a lot enjoyable as we are able to with this. That is not a supporting efficiency. It is an impressive achievement in a number one function by a male. So let’s go for it.'”
Demme stated they have been shocked after they truly began successful. Nicely, the phrases he used have been that he “freaked out.”
Awards do not imply high quality, however time has actually been type to “Silence of the Lambs” and I imagine it would go down as among the best movies of the late twentieth century. Now if solely we are able to get the Academy to take another horror movie as severely because it did “Silence of the Lambs.”