In 1992, when I first saw this film it left me so unnerved that it was several days before I could get the images out of my mind. And it has been 15 years before I thought it might be worthwhile to see it again. I was no stranger to slash horror back then, but Silence really goes somewhere else entirely. Its as if you and Agent Starling peeked into a pit and suddenly found yourselves lost in the
of illuminated oxygen tents, pulsating softly in
the dark like cocoons of light.
Most were children under ten.
TRACK past tents. BODIES OF SMALL CHILDREN inside, wrapped
in white sheets, hooked up to IVs or breathing apparatus.
Skeletal hands, parched lips, glazed eyes.
BELLOWS of respirators push in and out, labored, failing.
IMAGE RESOLVES TO A VIDEO ON A SCREEN.
PULL BACK to rev
of a RAP SONG rattles the other drivers fillings
as a LOWRIDER with its stereo turned up to "11" cruises by.
INT. MERCEDES - (MOVING SHOT) - DAY
Even 500 watts of bass cannot penetrate the armored silence.
The Driver scans the road, wary but sensing no danger. He puts
on his blinker to take the 405 South exit.
EXT. SANTA MONICA FREEWAY - DAY
The van follows, now directly behind the Mercedes, in a
#2. Identification, please!
"Iris Scan please," the banks computer voice tells you. You step up and the computer reads your eye, comparing it to stored file it has of your iris. The images had better match - otherwise, you wont be able to get your money.
=> “홍채 인식을 합니다.” 은행 컴퓨터가 말한다. 당신은 다가가고, 그 컴퓨터는 당신
of silence follows as Rachel sits and the others expect her to explain.)
Monica: So you wanna tell us now, or are we waiting for four wet bridesmaids?
Rachel: Oh God... well, it started about a half hour before the wedding. I was in the room where we were keeping all the presents, and I was looking at this gravy boat. This really gorgeous Lamauge gravy boat. When all of a sudden- (to the waitress