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The Silence of the Lambs - Swastika Mise-en-scene
09-16-2010, 09:25 AM (This post was last modified: 09-16-2010 09:27 AM by Nick.)
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The Silence of the Lambs - Swastika Mise-en-scene
I watched Silence for the first time. Excellent film with great themes imbedded in the narrative. The only thing I didn't understand straight away was the swastika on the bed cover. The symbol has been used before the nazi's but what came to my attention was the poster on one of the walls.

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09-16-2010, 09:34 AM
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(09-16-2010 09:25 AM)Nick Wrote:  I watched Silence for the first time. Excellent film with great themes imbedded in the narrative. The only thing I didn't understand straight away was the swastika on the bed cover. The symbol has been used before the nazi's but what came to my attention was the poster on one of the walls.

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I'm interested in others interpretations of this.

I have no clue what the purpose is. I'd like to know where in the film this shows up. I'm guessing Jame Gumb's house, but I'd like to know. I found a picture of the poster itself, in case you wanted it:

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09-16-2010, 11:39 AM
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RE: The Silence of the Lambs - Swastika Mise-en-scene
Which scene was it in?
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09-16-2010, 12:12 PM
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So what scene is that in?
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09-16-2010, 01:11 PM
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RE: The Silence of the Lambs - Swastika Mise-en-scene
Which scene does that poster appear in?

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09-16-2010, 10:12 PM
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It was published in 1940 in the american magazine "Fortune". It was made by Jean Carlu to convice americans to interfer in the WWII
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09-17-2010, 06:35 AM
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Anybody able to say yet what scene of Silence of the Lambs that poster was in?
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09-17-2010, 07:58 AM
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(09-17-2010 06:35 AM)robag Wrote:  Anybody able to say yet what scene of Silence of the Lambs that poster was in?

at a guess looking at the image and the grubby kitchen look,thats buffaloe bills kitchen. He also had swaztica signs on his bedsheet.and to the best of my recollection used deaths head moths during his rituals.Its a long time since i seen the film.probably just a coicindence but wasnt there a nazi unit that used the deaths head as a symbol.
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09-17-2010, 08:01 AM
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You can see it at 1h34mn when Starling is ringing the bell
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and after when she's into the house
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09-17-2010, 09:42 PM (This post was last modified: 09-17-2010 09:46 PM by Nick.)
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RE: The Silence of the Lambs - Swastika Mise-en-scene
Guingol answered it for me, its when she first enters the kitchen. This could be clutching at straws a bit but her last name is quite interesting in its similarities to the name Stalin. Although the most likely explaination for her last name is its named after a bird that eats butterflies and moths (amongst other things).

On another note I really liked Starlings male dominant career combined with Bill's desire to become a woman. It was good that Jodie was so short, it really helped some of the shots.
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