Few works of cinema were as instantly iconic and have become as widely beloved as THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, one of three films in history to win the "Big Five" Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director (Jonathan Demme), Best Actress (Jodie Foster), Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Ted Tally). One of those rare films where all of the elements come together in perfect harmony, this story of a rookie FBI agent (Foster) who enlists the help of a brilliant serial killer (Hopkins) to find another killer has aged like a fine Chianti, becoming richer and more potent with every viewing, largely thanks to the bone-deep performances, Ted Tally's economical, smart screenplay, and Demme's reliably sharp direction.
Ted Tally?is a screenwriter and playwright best known for writing THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (Oscar win, BAFTA and Golden Globe noms.), RED DRAGON, 12 STRONG, and ALL THE PRETTY HORSES. He also served as creative/story consultant on the hugely successful animated films, SHREK 2, SHREK THE THIRD, and MADAGASCAR.