"This woman here depicted will possess unseen marks, signs that she will be the one to bring forth my works: bind them with fury, a burning anger. Unless prevented, at vulgar cost, this woman will render the greatest power unto utter desolation. This woman, without pretense, will have had her effect, never having seen the beauty of my sky behind Mt. Subasio. Perhaps a single glance would have quelled her fire."
I find myself more and more, much more interested in satisfying large numbers of other people than amusing myself. What has great potential for this film is Tom Harris’ book, Tom Harris’ story, his characters. We don’t need some director coming in here and making it his own. We need slavish loyalty to the text, and as a great, great fan of the book as I was, it was easy for me to translate my ardor for the book into my work.
Jonathan Demme on making The Silence of the Lambs (via kissthefuture)