After much debate, I’ve come to terms with the fact that no Evian products were mentioned in the famous first dialogue between Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling. The point is that an Evian product actually appears in the movie and I’ve never noticed it before. It’s the classic mineral water spray with the pink cap, sitting on a chest of drawers in Clarice’s bedroom. Continue reading The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
This is one of the most famous scenes from the Jonathan Demme film – the first time in which Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) and Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) meet. His reaction to her presence is eerie: there’s a thick perspex surface separating the two characters, but he is able to detect, through the holes in the perspex, what she smells like. He smells “Evyan skin cream”; … Continue reading The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
“Go get the blow-dryer. And the Kouros. It’s in the bathroom cabinet with the sheets.” There’s a mystery surrounding the men’s cologne mentioned in Roman Polanski’s Carnage. “Kouros” should refer to the Yves Saint Laurent aromatic fougere fragrance created by Pierre Bourdon and launched in 1981, but the bottle seen in the film is different. Moreover, later in the movie the cologne is referred to with a different … Continue reading Carnage (2011): The Kouros/Kronos Mystery Solved!