Silence of the Lambs | Officer Boyle

January 27, 2016


In the 1991 film, "Silence of the Lambs," Hannibal Lecter was once a psychiatrist turned murderer. In the scene depicted above, Hannibal poses Officer Boyle's body as if he is being crucified during his escape of the county prison. Some articles ( speculate that this scene was intended for the officer's body to mimic Jesus on the cross, claiming some symbolism of Lecter acting in a "god like" manner. This may be considered a crime turned into art due to it's presentation in the movie. Clearly, Officer's Boyle's body was a presentation of Lecter's abilities and intelligence as a serial murder.

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