Forensic Investigators

1984

The Mutants: The Forensic Report

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Legendary San Francisco underground rockers the Mutants take to the stage in this film taped from two blistering concerts, one at the On Broadway club in 1984 and a reunion show at the DNA Lounge in 1989. The band, who kick the vibe into high gear here, was a staple of the Bay Area's early punk scene. Highlights include performances of "Insect Lounge," "Opposite World" and "Twisted Thing," plus an in-depth interview with the band.

1970

Feminist Forensics in The Silence of the Lambs

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With The Silence of the Lambs (1991), his Oscar-winning procedural about the psychology of serial murder, director Jonathan Demme took the crime thriller into bold new territory. Upending the typical gender dynamics of the genre by putting a strong-willed female character front and center, and boasting a pair of searingly intense lead performances that position the film as a gripping battle of wills, Silence follows FBI Academy trainee Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) as she seeks the guidance of an incarcerated psychopath, Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), in order to track down a killer on the loose. Clarice is an even more central figure in the film than she is in the best-selling source novel by Thomas Harris, and Demme underscores her experience as a professional in the male-dominated field of federal law enforcement. Critic Maitland McDonagh incisively examines the character of Clarice and how her perspective as a woman informs the way she sees forensic evidence.

Forensic Investigators
Forensic Investigators
Forensic Investigators
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Forensic Investigators: Australia's True Crimes is an Australian television show hosted by Lisa McCune which aired on the Seven Network. It aired from 2004 to 2006. Focusing on actual Australian crimes, each episode unfolds the drama minute-by-minute showing viewers the tireless work of detectives, and the scientific procedures required to solve these mysteries. The series includes exclusive footage that has never been seen outside the courtroom, including police videos, crime scene stills and other forensic evidence. Recently the 1st and 2nd seasons have been released on DVD. The third season featured a new time slot – Wednesday at 8:30 pm. It is not known when, or if the fourth season will begin airing.

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