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Small Details And Trivia From 'The Silence Of The Lambs' That Left Us Hungry For More

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From cameos featuring crooners and B-movie directors to missed moments and details that are finally coming to light, fans are sharing tidbits and trivia about the Oscar-winning horror classic The Silence of the LambsVote up the most interesting and tasty tidbits. 

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    Hannibal's Heart Rate

    Posted by a former Redditor:

    In The Silence of the Lambs, Dr. Chilton explains to Clarice that when Hannibal attacked the nurse, his pulse never got above 85. Later when Hannibal is in the ambulance, after [he attacks] the guards prior to killing the crew, his pulse is relayed to the hospital as being 84.

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    Prep For Buffalo Bill

    From an interview with Rolling Stone:

    To prepare for his role as Buffalo Bill, Ted Levine worked with the FBI, who allowed him to review tapes of a man who would abduct women and kept them in a hole in his basement.  

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    Clarice's Mistake

    Posted by a former Redditor:

    The Silence of the Lambs (1991): Clarice fails an FBI drill by forgetting to look over her left shoulder when entering a room. Later, she misses a hint to her suspect's identity by making the same mistake.

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    In Clarice's Shoes

    Posted by a former Redditor:

    In The Silence of the Lambs (1991), several characters speak directly to the camera when interacting with Clarice Starling in order to put the audience in her shoes.

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