Silence Of The Lambs Interpretation (Final Episode)
A quick scene change and we see Crawford arriving at the Air National Guard HQ in Chicago, while in Belvedere, Ohio Clarrise is interviewing a woman who was a friend of Fredericka (woman found in river with cocoon in throat) in hopes of getting some information that will lead her to Buffalo Bill, who she now knows his real name is either James Gum(b) or John Grant. It is at this moment that the woman exposes that she and Fredericka were seamstresses and did work for a woman named Ms. Litman, who Clarrise now wants to interview.
While Clarisse gathers this info, Catherine has managed to capture the poodle Buffalo Bill has. This poodle is the one thing Buffalo Bill loves as it represents secrecy (dogs can’t talk or reveal secrets of its owner) and it sends him crazy knowing the dog is in her possession and she is threatening to kill it if he does not let her out of the dry well. Buffalo Bill goes frantic about the house until he decides to get his gun from under his mattress, which is covered with a quilt that has two giant Swastikas on it (This will become important in a minute). The Swastikas represent those scientist brought from Germany to America under OPERATION PAPERCLIP
(more info here
) who were working on mind control programs in Germany during WWII and where given unlimited sums of money by the US government (CIA) to continue testing their mind control program until they actually perfected it. Hannibal (as a mind control program) is the perfection of this program, as it produces a perfect mind control specimen that will be highly intelligent, subversive, charming, a perfect killing machine etc etc. It is not like the former mind controlled programs of old which produced temperamental, uncontrollable, and prone to exiting out of the mind controlled state subjects. Hannibal was/is perfect in that regard, which is what the Germans and Americans were working toward. Buffalo Bill having these Swastikas on his bed informs the viewer that he is a product of this German mind control program by way of Hannibal (the person and program who “trained” him), who was once his doctor and treated ( or should I say mind controlled) him and turned Bill into his own mind controlled subject.
As Buffalo Bill is about to head back to the dry well to get his dog out of the clutches of Catherine, to his worry, the doorbell rings.
Meanwhile in Chicago Crawford and a group of Chicago police/swat/national guardsmen are at another home ringing the doorbell at the same time the bell is ringing at the home of Buffalo Bill in Ohio. Unfortunately Crawford, believing he is at the home of Buffalo Bill, has his team of armed men burst through the home through every window and door only to find out made a mistake has been made and he and his team have gone to the wrong home…in the wrong city… in the wrong state. Oooops, yes government fucks up royally, with even the best intentions and advice
Back in Belvedere Ohio, Clarrise is at the door of Ms. Litman’s home and encounters who she believes is Buffalo Bill and begins questioning him about the Litman woman who once lived there. Buffalo says she doesn’t live hear anymore, but he has the phone number of her son. He invites Clarrise into the home while he gets the business card of Litman’s son. While in the house Clarrise notices the houses is extremely unkempt, has some strange moths in it like the ones she saw in the museum and spools of thread like a seamstress/tailor would have, which to her is a dead give away that this is Buffalo Bill. She pulls her gun on Buffalo Bill who quickly dashes down into the basement of the house. In this scene the failure of Buffalo Bill as a mind controlled subject shows. He was trained by Hannibal, but not nearly to the intense level Hannibal functions at. Psychologically, intellectually, physically he lacks what Hannibal does…as Hannibal would have easily subverted Clarrise in her questioning, in her forwardness and in her accusatory tone and in combat mode when she pulled the gun.
Clarrise pursues Buffalo Bill into the basement and as she enters the stairs that lead to the basement it is painted that same green as seen earlier, which represents money. Keep in mind Clarrise’s goal in the FBI is to advance herself for the sake of money, a title and fame…hence why she is pursuing Buffalo Bill alone as opposed to with other agents (as Crawford did)…she wants all of the recognition for herself.
As she gets to the bottom of the stairs she is confronted by two closed doors, which symbolizes her having to make a choice. The choice is does she or does she not really want to know what goes on in the shadow part of the US government. This scene is almost like in the Matrix where Neo is asked to take the RED pill or the BLUE pill each having their own consequence and revelation. She chooses the door to the right that leads to a dungeon like place. This door to this basement and the dungeon like appearance represents not only the world of Buffalo Bill which is SECRET, but it also represents the doorway to the secrets of the US government (hence the washed out red, white and blue motif right in the middle of the two doors, that represent a different america). At this point Clarrise is being challenged to dig deep (if she dares) into the dark/evil/mysterious/secret/ugly side, of Americas government as she walks down the spooky passage.
Entering in she is confronted by a dark passageway with closed doors and dark hallways that bear no clue as to what lay beyond them. She comes to a door that has a large American map on it…indicating that, like a game show where you choose what's behind a curtain based on a hint, this map on the door hints/informs that this is the real America behind this door (can you handle the truth?). As she nervously pushes the door open it leads to the room where Buffalo Bill has his sewing machine, female mannequins and a large red white and blue flag right near the door. As Clarrise moves into the room there are many other doors in the room (representing choices, secrets and the unknowns) she heads toward another door and quickly pushes it open. Entering in this room leads to a room which has the dry well with Catherine in it, still another door and then another very dark space. Catherine is screaming for help from the well as Clarrise enters and says she is the FBI. As Clarrise enters the room she shuts the door behind her and then blocks it so that it can’t be opened from the outside. This is symbolic on two fronts…One she is actually trying to protect herself from Buffalo Bill, and secondly as a FBI agent of government it symbolizes that once she comes to know “THE SECRETS” of government/america there is no turning back or getting out. Truly it is a TILL DEATH DO THEY PART agreement to anyone desiring to advance up in government and/or it branches as she desires. Ever wonder why politicians never leave politics? Because they know too much to be set free and will be killed if they try and do so.
Catherine Martin screams “get me out of here”. Again there is the literal getting her out of the well as well as a secondary meaning of get her out of this political game of being a pawn being played to get money from the government for this mind control project. As Clarrise moves about this room she sees open doors (meaning she is discovering more secrets about the government that she did not know of) and slams them shut (meaning she doesn’t want to know them and/or wants them to remain secret). Clarisse then shouts to Catherine (who is still screaming to get her out of the well) to be quiet and to shut the barking dog up. In this case she is telling Catherine to not tell of this ordeal she is enduring once freed (especially once the press finally gets a hold of her for interviews). Keeping the dog quiet also represents keeping quiet about all she knows about Buffalo Bill (remember Bill loves that dog, because the dog knows all of his secrets, but the dog is unable to tell anyone else of what it knows) and all of the secrets she has found out about government.
Moving about the room Clarrise sees still another door at the other end of the room…she feels Buffalo Bill is in there (it also represents her feeling that a great government secret is behind that door) and she heads toward the door, pushes it open to find the laboratory Buffalo Bill has been raising his moths and performing the surgical skin removal of his victims. (This is a jackpot for Clarrise as this room is the unveiling of government techniques and locations set up for these mind controlled subjects/terrorist/assassins/serial killers to operate out of like Buffalo Bill).
This is a horrifying scene for Clarrise as the room is extremely dimly lit with moths flying all about. The room also represents the kind of place a person would be tortured into being a mind control subject. The moths like spiders, snakes, rats, etc invokes great fear in people and it is this fear that begins the mental breakdown process in order to get control of a person mind. The surgical table represents a place of pain, which like fear is inflicted on a subject to also cause a break in the mind in order to get control. The darkness represents all of this being done in secrecy.
As Clarrise searches about the room she comes across a poster on the wall of an American who is blind folded with the words BUSINESS AS USUAL. In the background of the poster are Swastikas and underneath it says AMERICA OPEN YOUR EYES.
This is very telling.. The poster is clearly telling the everyone that America is a communist/Fascist country and government (Swatikas)and it is time to open their eyes to that reality… and until Americans open their eyes and come to the knowledge of what America really is, it will be BUSINESS AS USUAL. Meaning not only will the Fascist government continue its course, it will grow more powerful (just as seen today). Sadly most Americans are kept BLIND through distractions: game shows, award shows, celebrity gossip, sports, concerts, mindless news etc etc…all the while clueless as to what is really going on. This poster also comes from the WWII era and harps again of PROJECT PAPERCLIP and the bringing of German (Nazi) scientist involved in mind control to ameria (See VIDEO Below). This poster also tells Clarrise about what she is involved in… a government that is NOT democratic and really does not give a damn about its citizens.
Clarrise then goes through yet another door and the first thing she sees is a red light. You’ll remember a red light in this film means DANGER and she has just entered a very dangerous place. As she enters the room, Buffalo Bill (not seen by her yet) turns off the lights and is wearing night vision glasses, leaving Clarrise to feel her way around in total darkness. This dark room represents the deepest secrets of government and its doings. The basement where this room is represents a place where things are discarded, hidden and forgotten, kept a mystery, a place where danger dwells, a place of the unknown etc. As she feels around the blinding darkness her fingers touch a hot furnace. This hot furnace represents things too dangerous for her to handle, know about or even touch…that is reserved for those who have reached advanced levels in the FBI….which she has not reached yet.
While Clarisse gropes about in the dark, Buffalo Bill is watching her every move through the night vision glasses ( a reference that a shadow government watches over the portion of government presented to the masses as the real government) and then he reaches out to touch her hair, which he stops just short of doing (a reminder by the shadow government that every official/president/agent etc, is right within their grasp). While Clarrise continues moving about the impossibly dark room Buffalo Bill pulls out an old style gun and attempts to shoot Clarrise, but just as he cocks the lever on the gun, the click startles Clarrise and she goes about firing wildly in the dark and actually shoots Buffalo Bill multiple times in the chest killing him (once again failure as a good mind controlled subject is shown). Though Buffalo Bill is killed in this scene the real meaning behind Buffalo Bill pulling the gun on Clarrise in the dark is it symbolizes that the shadow government will assassinate a political/government figure if he/she does not do or does more than what they are told to do.
In the wild shooting she shoots through a window pane that was blacked out, allowing sunlight in (hidden secrets now revealed) only to reveal a military helmet and American flag sitting on the window ledge. This military helmet and flag informs the viewer that this entire operation is carried out COVERTLY (symbolized by the dark basement/room) by the US and its military. Immediately the camera focuses on the now dead Buffalo Bill (meaning old mind control program and subject eliminated for the new advanced Hannibal program) and then quickly switches to a twirling mobile which has a large yellow butterfly on one side and a yellow and white butterfly on the opposite side. These butterflies reference the MONARCH PROJECT which deals with mind control…which Buffalo Bill was a victim/subject of.
A quick scene change and outside Buffalo Bills house are cops and ambulances and Crawford. As Crawford approaches the house the EMT are escorting Catherine out of the house and clutching very tightly to her chest, is the white poodle that belongs to Buffalo Bill. As one of the cops on the scene attempted to take the dog away, the dog whines, which caused the cop to leave the dog in Catherine’s arms. Catherine holding that dog means she will not tell anything about what happened to her, what happened to Bill or what she knows about the government being involved in all of this. Remember Bill loved that dog because it held all of his secrets and was unable to reveal any of them to the public…now Catherine holds onto the dog for the same reason.
As Clarrise exits the house Crawford comforts her and asks if she is OK.
Another quick scene change and we see Clarisse at a FBI ceremony receiving the Special Agent title and the advancement for her heroic work at capturing/killing Buffalo Bill. A quick scene change and we see a large cake decorated with the FBI DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE symbol on it as the icing and having a single slice cut out of it. This image informs the viewer that there is a segment (as that cut piece of cake represents) of the government (FBI, CIA, NSA etc etc) that is involved with these covert clandestine projects. Like mind control, manipulating government for money, creating terror(ist)(ism), creating assassins, causing fear and pandemonium amongst the public etc.
After getting her award and socializing, Ardelia comes to Clarrise and says “you have a phone call”. In the back of the room away from everyone is Crawford, who comes forward to congratulate Clarrise on her new title as Special Agent and then informs her he can’t stay long. Before he leaves he gives her a long handshake which is symbolic of the Illuminati handshake as well as a welcome to the ALL BOYS CLUB of the FBI. Crawford then says, while departing, you have a phone call (now how did he know?). As Clarrise answers the phone she hears the unmistakable voice of Hannibal on the other end asking her” have the lambs stopped screaming”? Meaning has she managed to wake up the masses and make them aware of what government is about and really doing?..especially since she has learned so much about the government herself. Just as that poster read ‘America Open Your Eyes’…Those lambs Hannibal speaks of and Clarrise dreamed about being slaughtered, are those Americans (Sheeple) who believe in government so much so that they can not see the evil of it and are destroyed by the same. Clarrise is particularly disturbed by the phone call because it was Ardelia and Crawford who told her she had a call, meaning both Ardelia and Crawford knew it was Hannibal on the line…this once again shows government complicity in all of this and that Hannibal is their creation, doing their bidding and under their control. As Clarrise listens to Hannibal she turns to see Crawford leaving the room and on her face is the clear shock that he knew this was Hannibal on the phone and has now exposed himself as being a part of this charade of terror/serial killings on the American public.
Hannibal says to her not to try and trace the call and that he will not call on her and he wishes for her to extend him the same courtesy, which Clarrise responds by saying she can’t do that. In this part of the film Hannibal is asking Clarrise to forget he exists and to try and not find or capture him or use him in the quest to capture any future serial killers.
As the camera pans out Hannibal is seen on what looks like a Caribbean Island watching as a plane unloads, with one of the passengers being Dr. Chilton. Hannibal then tells Clarrise that he can not stay on the phone long as he is having an old friend for dinner, then hangs up. This is a great scene and reveals a lot. First Hannibal the mind control program has been moved to a Caribbean Island for the sake of secrecy and government not being able to interfere. Dr. Chilton has either secured the funding from the government and fled America for the sake of advancing and expanding this program from an off shore location or he has obtained private funding for the expansion and advancement of the mind control program and its subjects. So the US mind control program can now go one without the obstructions, secrecy and financial wrangling that has held up its development in the states.
Hannibal’s comment about having an old friend for dinner is a dire warning as Hannibal (the mind controlled person) is growing out of control and he is now going to destroy Dr. Chilton who he sees as someone who tortured him and made his life a living hell. I expect Hannibal will literally eat for dinner (or certainly kill) Chilton … which reminds me of how Dr.Frankenstein’s monster killed Dr. Frankenstein when the abuse of the monster became too much. This all speaks of the horrors of trying to play GOD or at the very least delving into a science, a psychology and a manipulation of human minds… areas you shouldn’t tamper with…thinking you have full control …only to be shown later you have no control at all.
A quick shot of Dr. Chilton shows him talking to another man asking if security is set up in the facility. Here we have acknowledgment of this mind control center being operated out of another country with Chilton fully in charge.
As the scene begins closing we see Clarrise still holding onto the phone repeatedly calling off the name “Dr. Lechter” (Hannibal), who has now hung up and is calmly walking (at distance) after Dr. Chilton. All the while as the camera pans out, all around are the washed out red, white and blue color motifs that begins appearing all over the scenery. This color message tells that the American mind control program has been moved/expanded to this new place of operation (Just like what we now see in Guantanamo Bay, Abu Graib, prison systems and various places where people are kidnapped to and “RENDITIONED” around the world) and Hannibal is now operating in a autonomous manner as he no longer needs Dr. Chilton and will soon do away with him.
All of this signifying losing control over the program and over the subject who now operates under his own command…Eisenhower spoke of the MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX as an entity, if allowed, would grow out of control and then turn on its owner/creator. Surely enough today we see branches of the American and British government operating autonomously and out of the control of its government. This scene is also reminiscent of government of any nation, controlling the masses of its nation and oppressing and violating the people so much and so long that the people eventually rise up against the government (which loses control over the population) and destroys it.
This video is terrifying because of its reality (must watch)http://www.sharethetruth.tv/v/741,cia-mind-control-experiments.html