Preview — On Story: “The Silence of the Lambs”

It’s that time again, folks! Another Sunday and another episode of ‘On Story’ this afternoon. Today’s episode comes at an appropriate time of the year. October is filled with candy corn, costumes, and our film preferences drift to the horrific and terrifying.

In 1991, The Silence of the Lambs became a sleeper hit with its audiences and Anthony Hopkins’ iconic slurping noise engrained itself into our pop culture lexicon. The film also garnered The Big Five Academy Awards which consists of Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay; this feat has only occurred three times in the history of the Academy Awards (the other films in the mix are One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and It Happened One Night). Needless to say, The Silence of the Lambs is among the top films ever created.

Ted Tally won the Oscar in 1992 for Best Screenplay and, lucky for us, he is the star of this episode of ‘On Story’. If you want to know the “ins” and “outs” of adaptation and screenwriting, he explains the conciseness of the process and outlines many behind-the-scene anecdotes which eventually developed the “synchronicity” of The Silence of the Lambs.

I, personally, can’t wait to hear what he has to offer and I’d be much obliged if you would join me tonight in viewing ‘On Story’ at 5:30PM on KACV! Also, check back tomorrow for a Double Take…


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