Jonathan was willing to shoot [a flashback], it was going to be the last thing we shot as we had to wait for the lambing season in spring, and it was going to cost a million dollars to set up the whole thing. Then Jonathan shot the scene where Clarice tells Lecter about the killing of the lambs. He sent the dailies to me and said to watch them and give him a call. So I watched these performances, and they were extraordinarily powerful. Jonathan said, “How can I cut away from these performances to a flashback? It’s all there; she’s telling us the entire story in her face, in her words, we don’t need to see it as well.” - Ted Tally
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