Thursday, February 12, 2004
The Silence of the Lambs
CinemaShrink, the film commentary website of Dr. Jane Alexander Stewart, has a feature article on her hero, Clarice Starling of Silence of the Lambs, who “represents an emerging model of a new female heroine . . . who carries a set of feminine ethics. She goes beyond self-growth or professional accomplishment. She manages to achieve a far greater victory: she establishes the strength of the feminine up against unmitigated evil and creates hope for the safety of a feminine presence in our society.” Lengthy but carefully argued.