Movie Biz: How Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter became unlikely Valentine’s Day stars

It had to have been someone’s idea of a sick joke, but it was one that worked out awfully well for everyone involved. For who-knows-what-reason — well, turns out it was a money decision — Orion Pictures released “The Silence of the Lambs,” one of the oddest “love stories” ever made, on Valentine’s Day, 1991. Now, “Lambs” isn’t exactly a romance, but it’s certainly a helluva relationship movie, about the very odd bond between a mad serial killer, who also eats his victims,…

It had to have been someone’s idea of a sick joke, but it was one that worked out awfully well for everyone involved. For who-knows-what-reason — well, turns out it was a money decision — Orion Pictures released “The Silence of the Lambs,” one of the oddest “love stories” ever made, on Valentine’s Day, 1991. Now, “Lambs” isn’t exactly a romance, but it’s certainly a helluva relationship movie, about the very odd bond between a mad serial killer, who also eats his victims,…

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