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Discussion in 'Misc. Films' started by NOFX, Aug 7, 2005.
Just hearing the guy in Se7en shrieking "Get it off of me! Get it off of me!" is more chilling than SotL in it's entirety.
And the ending to Se7en?
I'm still not quite sure what he was referring to. Was it that "certain item" he was forced to use by John Doe..?
I liked Silence of the Lambs more than I did Se7en.
Both are great movies so it s hard to choose for me.
Silence easily, never thought much of Seven.
Silence of the Lambs.
What a masterpiece.
"Sesevenen" was good, but a little gimmicky.
Hannibal Lector is one of the best film characters in the history of the medium, right up there with Don Corleone and Travis Bickle.
That's the best line you can remember? Jack Nicholson did better with 'Here's Johnny!' in "The Shining".
I thought "...her pretty head." and "Oh. He didn't know." were pretty good.
Se7en is one of those movies that young men like to think is great, simply because it's violent and stylish. Much like Tarrantino films and Fight Club.
Not that any of these movies aren't good - they are - but how cool a movie is at high school has nothing to do with how good it actually is.
Seven is one of my favorites.
Silence of the Lambs is an epicly good film, but I definitely prefer Seven.
(I'm shaking my head)
I never said it was some kind of classic line. It was chilling, just to hear anyone yelling that in an S+M sexclub's basement without seeing what "it" is, and then finding out what he had been forced to do and the horror the woman must've experienced.
Did I, um, once say,"Best.Line.Evar.!!!"
The Shining's the best, but "Here's Johnny." didn't "haunt" me. It's obviously an attempt at a catch phrase, by using the irony/incongruity of a phrase that's associated with a friendly harmless guy while trying to kill one's wife.
it doesn't even TOUCH the nightmare of the lust-scene in Se7en. Doesn't even approach the turn pike where you have to take the off ramp to head into the thouroughfare where you need to go to ask directions as to which exit you have to take to TOUCH it.
I agree,Another line i thnk is chiiling is when Mills turns to Sommerset and says "have you ever seen anything like this ?" and sommerset replies "No",it's the fact that an old cop like him is even horrified at what is happening that gives the scene power
Another thing is that you never see any of the acts of violence in Seven,it's all left up to your mind to concoct what had led to the crime scene they are investigating
I never really found Lector Scary,he was always a bit camp IMO
The honest reason is the age of the people on this board. I doubt anyone who saw Silence of the LAmbs in theaters, anyone who was around when it first came out, would vote Se7en. Se7en would've never happened without Lambs. It's as simple as that. Silence of the Lambs revolutionized the genre of crime/horror. Hell, it more or less created it. Se7en's biggest praise was that it's the new Silence of the Lambs.
I am old. I saw SotL in the theaters. It is one of my favorite movies of all time. But I don't agree with your point here. To me, it would be like saying that you can't like the Beatles and the Stones more than Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry, because without Elvis and Chuck, there never would've BEEN a "Beatles".
To me, SotL is a creepy, gruesome extremely well-made movie (except for Jodie Foster's CRAP-Southern accent), but Lecter is a little too campy, too Freddy Kruegerish to really haunt me or blow my head off with fear.
After I first saw Se7en, I went home and was afraid just to live on this planet, it stuck in my mind in a more profound way, whereas SotL made me happy, to have seen such a good movie.
I also totally don't buy that Starling would let him "into her head" like that, and his escape was a little silly.
I've never seen SotL...
nearly all thrillers are derivative of past thrillers,a lot borrow heavily from Hitchcock as a prime example however that is irrelevant here,which came first is not the issue,which is better is the point of debate and i still think in just about every department from cinematography,to editing,to acting,to terror seven is the superior film
the way your stomach sinks when you realize what's going on at the end is a big reason that I find it more powerful when compared with SotL's happy ending.
Screw happy endings in movies of this nature.
we really must stop agreeing like this
yes, someone will tell us to get a room.
well it makes a change from our usual exchanges that involve us getting firearms and standing 10 paces apart