Silence of the lambs vs Se7en

  • venue35

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    Jul 24, 2014 10:28 PM GMT
    These are my two favourite films of all time.
    After watching SOTL after so many years it seems to me that it hasn't aged that well. Don't get me wrong it may still be the scariest movie of all time.
    But the whole concept of hannibal lecter seems kind of hokey to me.
    A cannibalistic psychiatrist who loves classical music and poetry???
    Anthony Hopkins looks as if he's playing Shakespeare in some scenes.
    Still an amazing chilling performance. He deserved the Oscar for sure.
    Se7en on the other hand has aged much better ...hell it looks like it was made recently. It also seems more realistic. I like how sommerset and mills are always one step behind the killer...
    Now the two most intense scenes for me from each film:
    SOTL: the ambulance scene. Hannibal lecter is wearing the cops face and peels it off...
    Se7en : the mummified corpse "victor" is actually alive and starts coughing..

    So which do you prefer fava beans or the head in the box?????
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    Jul 24, 2014 11:47 PM GMT
    Too bad they never showed Gwinnie's head in the box, by now that would be a very popular image.

    Love SOTL, hated 7.

    Hated 7 because BP plays such an unbalanced character and the killer has no intention of surviving. I had nobody to root for.

    Loved SOTL because of Jodi and Hannibal. 2 characters to root for.
    Hannibal's escape is genius.

    Creepiest scene in
    7: totally agree with you.
    SOTL: Starling observed by the killer with the night vision glasses.
  • venue35

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    Jul 24, 2014 11:52 PM GMT
    But you don't know that the killer has no intention of surviving untill the very end so you can't use that as a critique against the film. I love Se7en Morgan freeman is so good in this. The scene where they knock on john doe's door and he's coming back from the super market...all hell breaks loose.
    Se7en is a killer cop movie a classic. But yes SOTL might be the better film.
    I love them both.
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    Jul 25, 2014 12:04 AM GMT
    Seen SOTL several times over the years on TV, 7 not since I saw it in a movie-theater. There is no real premise in 7, no reason for the murders, so it's just a breathless chase from one murder scene to the next one and at the end they catch him, ta da.

    SOTL has 2 brilliant stories that come together like clockwork. It's very liberating to be able to root for a killer.
  • magicjake

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    Jul 25, 2014 1:13 AM GMT
    Silence over Seven.

    What annoyed me about SOL was the size of that guy's basement at the end! It just went on forever! That house wasn't that big!
  • jo2hotbod

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    Jul 25, 2014 1:23 AM GMT
    7 hands down
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    Jul 25, 2014 4:56 AM GMT
    None.
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    Jul 25, 2014 7:35 AM GMT
    Pffft I can't choose between those two. Both world-class movies.
  • venue35

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    Jul 25, 2014 8:28 AM GMT
    bhp91126 saidSeen SOTL several times over the years on TV, 7 not since I saw it in a movie-theater. There is no real premise in 7, no reason for the murders, so it's just a breathless chase from one murder scene to the next one and at the end they catch him, ta da.

    SOTL has 2 brilliant stories that come together like clockwork. It's very liberating to be able to root for a killer.
    The premise of se7en is a killer who is rebelling against the decay of modern society and is killing according to the seven deadly sins. The script is very smart actually. A film that scares us yet shows no on screen carnage. We see no killing but have to picture it in our heads..we the audience are always one step behind the killer...
    Also one could say that the city in the movie itself is the villain. Never have i seen a city rotting away like that. The city is so well realized in the film you could say it's one of the main characters.
  • venue35

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    Jul 25, 2014 8:35 AM GMT
    kevex saidNone.
    again all you offer is your ugliness
    and stupidity on these forums. Can only imagine what hannibal lecter would do to you. He hates rudeness and stupidity.
  • venue35

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    Jul 25, 2014 8:39 AM GMT
    Truppensturm saidPffft I can't choose between those two. Both world-class movies.
    haha! Well usually people who like heavy metal and death metal prefer Se7en for some reason! A shout out goes to the
    awesome opening title credits in se7en..icon_twisted.gif
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    Jul 25, 2014 9:01 AM GMT
    Both are overrated, especially Silence of the Lambs.
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    Jul 25, 2014 11:13 AM GMT
    I liked them both... and I appreciated SOL more after seeing Hannibal and Red Dragon. I've also become a fan of the Hannibal TV series.

    But I see the point that others here have made... H. Lechter almost seems like a caricature of himself.

    Se7en was far more "grittier" and perhaps seemed more real. And while Kevin Spacey played the psychopathic serial killer in a far different way that Hopkins did, both did an amazing job.

    2 thumbs up for both!
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    Jul 25, 2014 12:58 PM GMT
    JonSpringon saidI liked them both... and I appreciated SOL more after seeing Hannibal and Red Dragon. I've also become a fan of the Hannibal TV series.

    But I see the point that others here have made... H. Lechter almost seems like a caricature of himself.

    Se7en was far more "grittier" and perhaps seemed more real. And while Kevin Spacey played the psychopathic serial killer in a far different way that Hopkins did, both did an amazing job.

    2 thumbs up for both!

    2 severed thumbs?