The Silence of the Lambs: The True Story

The Silence of the Lambs: The True Story

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Documentary about the real-life inspirations behind some of Hollywood's greatest movies. This programme looks at how author Thomas Harris - who wrote the novel on which the 1991 movie is based - spent time with the FBI's pioneering Behavioural Science Unit, questioning criminal profilers and immersing himself in the case files of serial killers. As a result, he came up with one of the most memorable villains of recent times, Dr Hannibal Lecter, said to be based on such real-life murderers as Ted Bundy and Ed Gein.

Cast & Crew

Director Stan Griffin
Executive Producer Alison Turner
Producer Stan Griffin

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