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The Silence of the Lambs by Yvonne Tasker

The Silence of the Lambs

Part of the BFI Film Classics Series


The Silence of the Lambs by Yvonne Tasker

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.

About 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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Publication date

1st February 2002


Yvonne Tasker

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BFI Publishing an imprint of British Film Institute


96 pages


Films, cinema



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