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Your question seems to be more about how quickly Agent Starling finds 'Jack Gordon' in the final scenes of the movie - rather than how she was able to conclusively determine that he was Buffalo Bill (i.e. the moth and then when he attacks her). If I recall correctly there were several clues that led her quickly to his house, and from there to determine he ...


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It wasn't Mrs. Littman that Buffalo Bill asks is fat, it was the Bimmel girl. Also, what led Starling to the house was the fact that it was believed to be owned by Mrs. Littman, who the Bimmel girl had previously worked for. This information was given to Starling by Bimmel's friend. Upon arriving at the house, Starling encounters Jack Gordon (aka Jame ...


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Actually, when Clarice examined the dead girl in the local mortuary earlier on, one of the things she noticed was two unexplained diamond shaped areas cut out of the back of that girl, in addition to the gunshot wound made at close range (muzzle stamp on the skin) and a death's head moth (or pupae, I can't remember which) stuck, or shoved down, the throat of ...


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No, it doesn't imply she didn't like something because that is not correctly what she said. The official reason I didn’t do Hannibal is I was doing another movie, Flora Plum [a long-cherished project that has yet to be shot]. So I get to say, in a nice, dignified way, that I wasn’t available when that movie was being shot. But Clarice meant so much ...


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This is answered in the IMDb FAQ: How does Clarice know that "Jack Gordon" is actually Buffalo Bill? Her suspicions are aroused when "Gordon" asks if Mrs. Littman was "a great big fat person." Lecter pointed out that all of the victims were larger women, because the killer wants their skins to fit onto a man's body. That Gumb's first ...


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Lecter and Chilton are both in Bimini in the Bahamas which is where Hannibal calls Clarice from. It is unclear how he knew that Chilton was going to be there. But presumably, Lecter could have simply called his office and been informed that he was (going to be) on vacation in the Bahamas. Lecter follows Chilton because of the treatment meted out to him in ...


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In the movie, it is implied that Lecter somehow stole Chilton's pen and used it to fashion a key for the handcuffs that he expects the Tennessee police to use to restrain him. In the book, he's been in possession of the key for some time in anticipation of a chance. His interest is piqued by the Senator's offer in part due to the fact that Chilton tells him ...


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The diamond pattern itself doesn't mean anything, but Clarice recognizes it from earlier. Cuts in the same pattern were taken from the skin of one of Buffalo Bill's earlier victims. Clarice realized from her talks with Lecter that Buffalo Bill knew his first victim, Fredrica Bimmel, which was why Clarice was in Fredrica's room to begin with. So yes, Buffalo ...


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The metal pin is the pen tip from Chilton's pen, which he stole. He held it in his mouth to hide it until he was ready to use it.


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Starling and her friend, Ardelia Mapp, have a conversation (after the scene where Lecter escapes from custody). Staling notes that Lecter said that "everything we need to catch him is right here in these pages". The subsequent dialogue goes like this: Ardelia Mapp: Is this Lecter's handwriting? "Clarice, doesn't this random scattering of sites seem ...


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It is never revealed, but in the discussion between Starling and Lectur after he meets the Senator, he asks her questions to get her to put together the reason Buffalo Bill is killing. Now think on the exchange. He repeats the word Simplicity. Simplicity was or still is a company that made patterns for women to sew at home. Now she doesn't pick up on ...



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