The Silence of the Lambs (Thomas Harris) – Adapted: Books to Movies

Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too… equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies.

This month they honor Thomas Harris’ Silence of the Lambs, which celebrates its 30th year.

First published in 1988, it is the sequel to Harris’ 1981 novel Red Dragon. Both novels feature the cannibalistic serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter, this time pitted against FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling.

This book has been adapted into the 1991 critical and box office success movie of the same name. It starred Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Lecter, who won an Oscar, and Jodie Foster as Starling.

Marisa and Phil give historical context to the book, talk about Harris’ inspiration for writing it, favorite plot points and then transition into discussing the adapted version.

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