mls515
Posts: 2955
Joined: Mon Jun 26, 2000 5:56 am

Hannibal Lecter

Mon Jan 29, 2001 4:25 am

Has anyone else read Hannibal? What did you think? What do you think the movie will be like?

mls515
 
Guest

RE: Hannibal Lecter

Mon Jan 29, 2001 10:18 am

I've read Hannibal. The book was a little more far fetched than the first one, with some completely weird twists in the plot.

I was unaware they were making a movie of it, but I hope they keep the pigs in it. That would be horrifyingly scary.. Eeeew.

Cheers,

mb
 
mls515
Posts: 2955
Joined: Mon Jun 26, 2000 5:56 am

RE: Hannibal Lecter

Tue Jan 30, 2001 1:06 am

My brother-in-law said that Hollywood was going to make the ending less grusome. I don't know if that means the pigs or the brain thing--you know, trying not to spoil it.... We'll see.

Release dates: (from http://www.mgm.com/hannibal/)

USA- Feb 9th
UK- Feb 16th
AUS- Feb 15th

Anthony Hopkins is back as Hannibal Lecter. I don't know if it will be the same without Jodi Foster as Clarice Starling though.


 
Ikarus
Posts: 3391
Joined: Mon Jan 08, 2001 10:18 pm

RE: Hannibal Lecter

Tue Jan 30, 2001 3:17 am

To be honest, after reading all three books when Hannibal came out, I have to admit that I found Silence of the Lambs far better, the best thriller of the three. However, Red Dragon (was that it's name?) was far more distrubing, as I sympathized and to some extend identified myself with the psychopath for most of the book, leaving me questioning my own morality....

Hannibal just left realism altogether and went straight into the fantasy regime as far as I'm concerned (yes, I do mean the brain thing, but the pigs as well)

PS: I never understood the purpose of the pigeon scene, either....

PPS: The movie is directed by Ridley Scott, right? So it is his next movie after Gladiator..... I wonder whether he'll manage to make it similarly successful.
 
mls515
Posts: 2955
Joined: Mon Jun 26, 2000 5:56 am

RE: Hannibal Lecter

Wed Jan 31, 2001 4:27 am

I read Hannibal a couple weeks ago, and then read Red Dragon. I just purchased Silence of the Lambs so I'll have to see how that compares. I have seen the movie, but it has been a while so I'm looking forward to reading it. (With no TV, I've been doing a lot of reading!)

I thought Red Dragon was a good thriller, especially at the end. Hannibal was quite a bit longer, but I think it was just as good as Red Dragon. It seemed more advanced, but you're right in saying it was a bit far fetched. The pigs were believable, but not the brain thing. Unless a doctor or anyone else with medical knowledge can tell us otherwise.

If you look through the MGM site for the movie, it shows the pigs, so I guess they're in. They also show a still depicting the small avaition-related scene in the book so that's in unless it gets cut. BTW, one small error in fact here--the book has the flight taking place at night, but as far as I know, almost all of the westbound trans-Atlantic traffic chases the sun in the daylight. Oh well, I can let that slip.

The pigeon scene? Refresh my memory.

mls515
 
Ikarus
Posts: 3391
Joined: Mon Jan 08, 2001 10:18 pm

RE: Hannibal Lecter

Wed Jan 31, 2001 9:11 pm

The warden of "Silence of the Lambs" (was his name Barry or something with a B..?) talks to Clarice Starling while walking around through a town (on his way home). They encounter two pigeons. One is dead, lying in the gutter of the road (if my memory serves me right), while the other coos and constantly walks around its dead mate, mourning it. The warden shoos it away, encouraging it to stop the mourning. Then he picks up the dead one and goes home with it, where he intends to turn it into his lunch....

Who would do something like that? Even if I were homeless or in the hands of poverty I wouldn't eat roadkill - I would kill the pigeons myself before eating them.... After all, how can he know how long that thing has been dead?

And what purpose does it serve within the book? It merely solidifies all my disappointment about this book being totally unrealistic and set in a parallel universe of weirdos....
 
mls515
Posts: 2955
Joined: Mon Jun 26, 2000 5:56 am

RE: Hannibal Lecter

Thu Feb 01, 2001 11:34 pm

Oh yea, I remember. That was kind of odd. But it didn't affect the way I felt about the book. It was probably supposed to be symbolic or otherwise meaningful in some form or fashion, but I didn't think into the book that much.
 
johnboy
Posts: 2561
Joined: Wed Aug 18, 1999 9:09 pm

RE: Hannibal Lecter

Fri Feb 02, 2001 4:35 am

Julianne Moore plays Clarice this time. My brother states, "She's the only actress who has full-frontal nudity in every movie." I actually cleaned up what he said, so it wouldn't get deleted, but it involves the words "monkey" and "diddle" in the same sentence.

Ridley Scott gushes that she will be a "sexier" Clarice than Jodie Foster was. Maybe it's just sour grapes on his part since La Foster gracefully declined to reprise the role this time.

Perhaps this rotating role will allow other actresses to show their chops as Clarice, a la every has-been TV/screen actress reciting "The Vagina Monologues" to "rapt" audiences.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], DfwRevolution, qf789, RushmoreAir, salttee, TheF15Ace and 24 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos