Silence of the Lambs, The Easter Egg - Link with the Hobbit by Tolkien

Read the part where Bilbo meets Gollum in 'The Hobbit' (TH).
Watch The Silence of the Lambs (TSotL).
Notice the following resemblances between Gollum in TH and the bad guy in TSotL:

1) The hissing when they talk.

2) Both call there victims 'it' to depersonalize them.

3) Both call there treasure (the little doggie in TSotL and the ring in TH) 'precious'.

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Contributed By: Anonymous on 09-02-1999
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Special Requirements: a copy of the book 'The Hobbit' by JRR Tolkien
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Benjaphar writes:
Oh yeah... and don't forget what Gollum was doing in the dark when Bilbo found him... He was posing in front of the mirror with his p*nis tucked between his legs. Serious.
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Tuco writes:
That's cool you noticed that, plus in the hobbit gollum could see in the dark after years of living under the mountain and bill uses night vision goggles frequently in the movie. I thought that might have been another part of it.
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kîndred writes:
and if i'm not mistaken, bilbo kept prisoners down a well and made them put ouchy burny lotion on their skin.
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copper_tree writes:
The quid pro quo in SOTL kind of resembles the riddle game that Bilbo and Gollum play in The Hobbit.
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boydegg writes:
I think this is a good egg... I seem to remember this crossing my mind when I watched that movie. Also - doesn't it say in the hobbit that Gollum's eyes glowed with a pale light in the dark - and I think in Silence of the Lambs there is a shot where we see buffalo bill hiding in darkness, only his night-vision goggles glowing. Or did I dream it ....?
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brogin writes:
The killer's name in SOTL is Jame Gum. The last name is a truncation of the word Gollum.
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CornellAdamO writes:
The killer calls his dog precious because he is fond of the dog. He calls the girl "it" because it is a way of distancing himself from what he does. If he is supposed to by psychotic, then this is perfectly logical. As for the hissing, it's done often with evil characters to make them seem more sinister and snake-like. So there goes your entire argument. The reason Gollum is like this is because Tolkien wanted to portray some of these same attributes. If this is a connection to the Hobbit, it must also be a connection to hundreds of other authors and filmmakers throughout history. So try again.
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