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Hannibal Lecter (created by Thomas Harris)
 

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Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter-- brilliant, cunning and ruthless, debuted in Red Dragonand continued his adventures in The Silence of the Lambs, the highly praised and best-selling novels by Thomas Harris

Chillingly portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in the 1991 movie (which won Oscars in the 5 major areas-- best actor, actress, director, screenplay and picture), Hannibal Lecter entered the pop culture lexicon. Hannibal has captured the imagination of the public and refuses to let go.

Hannibal, Thomas Harris' latest novel, now available, follows Hannibal's adventures and reunion with Clarice Starling after his bloody escape in The Silence of the Lambs.


Lucy Maldonado - 11:48am Jun 9, 1999 PST(#1 of 25)

I always thought the most frightening thing about Hannibal is that he's the kind of person who would be a great dinner guest, just as long as he didn't decide that your liver would be the best entree.

Really excited about the new book-- can't wait to read it. Has anyone seen it already? What's it like?


Fran Hinkel - 12:30pm Jun 9, 1999 PST(#2 of 25)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

Be careful what you're eating at that dinner party!! Hannibal's back!!! The scariest part of this for me is knowing that the profiler, Clarice Starling, is loosely based on a real-life FBI profiler, and that Hannibal is a sort of collage of real-life serial killers. Scarey stuff!


Jean Hardy - 01:46pm Jun 9, 1999 PST(#3 of 25)

The most intriguing thing about Silence of the Lambs was the relationship between Clarice and Hannibal. I'm really curious about who will direct the movie version of Hannibal now that Jonathan Demme has bowed out.


Jason Albin - 03:03pm Jun 13, 1999 PST(#4 of 25)

I don't know if they're making the new movie at all ... I've been hearing that the money for the movie would be just too much. First they had to spend $9 mil on the rights to the book ... Then they figure that Anthony Hopkins would cost around $15 - $20 mil ... And Jodie Foster would be a good $15 mil ... So you figure best bet is that just for those three things it would cost around $40 mil ...

Then you got all the other stuff ... Director, sets, other characters/actors ... So it would be a VERY expensive movie. I don't remember what film company owns the rights ... But they said they may not do the movie now because of the high cost. And you really can't make this movie without Hopkins and Foster ... It just wouldn't be right!

One last thing ... A question ... I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find ALL 3 or ANY of the three books with Hannibal in them ... FOR FREE ... I'm not a rich man, so I can't really afford to buy the books ... But I was wondering if anyone knew where I could get the whole story maybe writen on the net, for free ... Any help is appreciated. Thanks.


Sally Teasdale - 10:50am Jun 14, 1999 PST(#5 of 25)

Jason-- WHat about a local library? Surely your local library carries all three of the books.

I heard RIdley Scott might direct the movie since Jonathan Demme said no. I think that would be great.


Hugh Drummond - 12:51pm Jun 15, 1999 PST(#6 of 25)
" I have a criminal mind... I see bad in everyone," (Mr. J.G. Reeder)

You know, I read the Telegraph review of 'Hannibal', and it seems to me that the man is just another nutcase of the sort that used to be written all the time before they brought in modern psychologial ideas. Not that I thinks that's a bad thing. Nor does Jill, who does Psychology here.

HUD


Patsy Carbonette - 08:57pm Jun 15, 1999 PST(#7 of 25)

I have read Hannibal and it was pretty good...educational really. It has a twisted ending that I can't get out of my mind. I found that it wasn't written nearly as well as Silence of the Lambs or the Red Dragon, but still well worth reading. He definitely has a friend? for dinner.


Curious - 01:20pm Jun 16, 1999 PST(#8 of 25)

Does anyone else think that Clarice made that story up along the way in Silence of the Lambs?

I can't wait to read the new one!


Dawn Noel - 03:22pm Jun 16, 1999 PST(#9 of 25)

I just wanted to say that Hannibal did not meet my expectations. I had been eagerly anticipating its arrival, and even broke my rule of waiting for it from the library. I read over half of it in one sitting and kept waiting for the plot thicken with twists and turns. I found it do be very predictable. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy the book, but not with same furvor as Silence of the Lambs. I would like to know how others feel. Dawn Noel


Claudia Lopez - 04:20pm Jun 16, 1999 PST(#10 of 25)

I didn't read the book but I've seen the movie The silence of the lamb a million time and I'm just eager to see the second one because I don't know what Hannibal Lecter gonna do new. We all the story...it better be good!


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