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There’s a Mind-blowing Hidden Meaning in Famous ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Line

There’s a Mind-blowing Hidden Meaning in Famous ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Line: The Times UK

The Times UK

If you’ve seen “Silence of the Lambs,” you probably remember the moment when cannibal Hannibal Lecter tells Clarice Starling “I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.”

It’s a chilling, sociopathic scene, and it turns out there might be a hidden meaning within the line.

A redditor recently pointed out that the line might be a clever way of Lecter revealing that he was not taking his meds:

“Great line from Silence of the Lambs everyone knows. But most people don’t realise Dr Hannibal Lecter is making a medical joke.

"Lecter could be treated with drugs called monoamine oxidase inhibitors - MAOIs. As a psychiatrist, Lecter knows this.

"The three things you can’t eat with MAOIs? Liver, beans, wine.

"Lecter is a) cracking a joke for his own amusement, and b) saying he’s not taking his meds.”

HOLY SHIT! Thomas Harris, the writer of the Lecter novels, is a goddamn genius.

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