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Jodie Foster on why The Silence of The Lambs is a perfect film
I recently wrote about why the 1990s was such an amazing time to be a young woman. Jodie Foster confirmed the sense of a breakthrough at a screening of The Silence of The Lambs on Friday night at the BFI Southbank in London. Flashing her FBI pass of authority this film holds up remarkably well. Like Contact its power is in the focussed intent of its heroine for her mission. Here's a write up, mainly on the film, but also with insights into her life long plan to be a director and her long term optimism about America's culture wars. Foster began with a remarkable observation about The Silence of the Lambs: "[It] inspired people to do probably the best work they'll ever do in their own lives...I was 29. I didn't realise it was never going to happen again." Foster revealed she wasn't the first choice for the role of Clarice Starling. When she read the book and tried to buy the rights, she discovered Orion already held them. Her experience playing a rape survivor in the harrowing The