Elite Eight of the Maryland Film/TV Showdown: The Clarice Starling Region
By Quinn Kelley
There's not much time left to crown the best of Baltimore film and TV. Will it come from the Boogie, Divine, Clarice Starling or Avon Barksdale region? We're in the Elite Eight, and though we've seen some favorites fall by the wayside, plenty of Charm City's gems are still left. Be sure to come back and vote in the Final Four to help us get one step closer to announcing a winner. In case you missed the original 64, here's the first round, with descriptions of the "teams."
The Clarice Starling Region
Major Maryland-based films: Mainstream films that take place in or were shot around Baltimore
(1) The Silence of the Lambs vs. (10) Enemy of the State
The party's over for Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. In her namesake region, Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) moves on by a wide margin, with "The Silence of the Lambs" beating out "Wedding Crashers." "Enemy of the State," starring Will Smith and Gene Hackman, much more narrowly edged out "Twelve Monkeys." Government agencies play a role in both films facing off; Clarice Starling is an FBI trainee, and the NSA targets Smith's character, Robert Dean.
Quinn Kelley is a community coordinator at The Baltimore Sun, returning to the paper after a 2014 internship on the Metro desk. She is a University of Maryland alumna, where she served as general assignment editor of The Diamondback, the university's daily independent student newspaper. In addition to The Sun, she interned at Washington City Paper, The Chautauquan Daily, USA Today Magazines and NYLON. She grew up in Columbus, Ohio.