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Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

Old 05-05-17, 12:00 AM
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Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

Which of these two do you like more?



Old 05-05-17, 12:35 AM
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

Silence of the Lambs. Both films are spectacular but Silence has an emotional center in Clarice and Se7en is really cold and distant. I think it makes SotL a better film overall, easier to connect with and more complex. But it's a little like picking a favorite child; I could probably do it but I'd rather just say that I love them both.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

I gave the edge (ever so slight) to Se7en if only for the and ending.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

Seven is good, but it's no Silence of the Lambs. That's as close to perfect as a movie gets, imo.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

I love SOTL and have watched it numerous times. I find Seven harder to watch, maybe because of the higher amount of gore and unpleasant ends for characters we care about.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

I liked SILENCE a great deal the only time I saw it (in a theater 26 years ago this month). I don't remember liking SEVEN at all. (Can't remember whether I saw it on tape or on cable.) The reasons for choosing SILENCE provided by Decker and davidh777 sound about right to me.

The only thing I really remember liking from SEVEN is Brad Pitt pronouncing the Marquis de Sade like the singer Sade. That made me laugh.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

I cannot choose!!! To be updated... Maybe.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

I would have to vote Se7en. The ending left me stunned. I was never so saddened and exhilarated at the same time by a movie.

But it's close. SotL is amazing too.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

Se7en is a very good movie, but SOTL is a masterpiece, IMO. The Clarice/Lector scenes are as good you can get for a movie with the actors at the top of their game.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

Originally Posted by mcnabb View Post
Se7en is a very good movie, but SOTL is a masterpiece, IMO. The Clarice/Lector scenes are as good you can get for a movie with the actors at the top of their game.
Yup. Can't say it any better than this...
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

Silence of the Lambs is one of my favorites, in my top-3 at least.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

Really tough choice but gotta go with SotL. I think Se7en wound up being more influential, but SotL has more depth.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

I absolutely love them both. But if I had to choose only one Seven is it for me Pitt, Spacey and Freeman and that ending. =)
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

I really like the nihilistic tone of Se7en, there is a lot of musing about human nature and suffering that I find compelling.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

I find SOTL to be more involving. Seven is beautifully made and interesting but tougher for me to get caught up in.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

I thought that SOTL was great so long as Anthony Hopkins was on screen, or even when characters were just talking about Hannibal Lecter. But I completely lost interest during the showdown between Clarice Starling and Buffalo Bill.

Se7en had an exciting final act.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
I love SOTL and have watched it numerous times. I find Seven harder to watch, maybe because of the higher amount of gore and unpleasant ends for characters we care about.
Just one word about this :
I went and saw Se7en the week it came out. I admired the film a lot but was pretty repulsed by the gore on screen. When it came to video, I rented it to watch it a second time. I was shocked -- there is actually no gore on screen. Nothing more disgusting shown than cockroaches on garbage. The fact that I had thought I'd seen far worse is a testament to the brilliance of David Fincher as well as Pitt and Freeman who, in my opinion, have never been better in the twenty years since.
I remember growing up and learning about Hitchcock. I was always amused by reading or hearing how shocked people were at the Shower Scene -- how they swore they saw the knife plunge into Janet Leigh when they didn't. This is the modern equivalent. Just remarkable.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
The only thing I really remember liking from SEVEN is Brad Pitt pronouncing the Marquis de Sade like the singer Sade. That made me laugh.
I seem to recall him pronouncing it as it is written (Sade), not like it is pronounced in that context (Sad). The singers name is pronounced Sha-day.

I went for Seven.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

John Doe has the upper hand.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

Both movies are great but I give the edge to SOTL for the acting chops, especially by Jodie Foster.
Those scenes when she relives her painful past are so believable, they're heartbreaking.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

Originally Posted by Decker View Post
Just one word about this :
I went and saw Se7en the week it came out. I admired the film a lot but was pretty repulsed by the gore on screen. When it came to video, I rented it to watch it a second time. I was shocked -- there is actually no gore on screen. Nothing more disgusting shown than cockroaches on garbage. The fact that I had thought I'd seen far worse is a testament to the brilliance of David Fincher as well as Pitt and Freeman who, in my opinion, have never been better in the twenty years since.
I remember growing up and learning about Hitchcock. I was always amused by reading or hearing how shocked people were at the Shower Scene -- how they swore they saw the knife plunge into Janet Leigh when they didn't. This is the modern equivalent. Just remarkable.
Yeah, I actually wasn't sure that was the right word as I was writing it, but I haven't watched it in a while despite having bought it in a three-pack not long ago. What I do remember is having a visceral reaction to the gluttony scene.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

Originally Posted by Decker View Post
Just one word about this :
I went and saw Se7en the week it came out. I admired the film a lot but was pretty repulsed by the gore on screen. When it came to video, I rented it to watch it a second time. I was shocked -- there is actually no gore on screen. Nothing more disgusting shown than cockroaches on garbage. The fact that I had thought I'd seen far worse is a testament to the brilliance of David Fincher as well as Pitt and Freeman who, in my opinion, have never been better in the twenty years since.
I remember growing up and learning about Hitchcock. I was always amused by reading or hearing how shocked people were at the Shower Scene -- how they swore they saw the knife plunge into Janet Leigh when they didn't. This is the modern equivalent. Just remarkable.
Same situation with Texas Chain Saw Massacre. People thought they saw stuff that was never there. There's really not that much blood and you never see a chain saw cut into someone.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

Sotl but not really a fan of either.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

Actually the whole "gore" ting it going to be totally different depending on just what each person considers gory or not. Most movie fans I know (that are not usually into horror movies with gore) would consider that sloth scene to be pretty gory.

And for me it's SOTL all the way. The actors/characters really set it apart. Maybe if Spacy was in more of Seven, but he's just not.
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Re: Silence of the Lambs or Se7en

While I love both films and got to see Se7en during it's original Theatrical Release, I have to say Silence of the Lambs!

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