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The Other Other Hannibal Lecter Day Thread (August 19, 2019)

Hannibal the Cannibal: respected Baltimore psychiatrist turned serial killer, and enduring pop-culture icon. The character created by Thomas Harris has been played as a supernatural entity, possibly even the Devil himself, by Mads Mikkelsen; and as a human-shaped hock of ham by Anthony Hopkins.  However, the first screen portrayal was by Brian Cox in the 1986 film Manhunter.

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Speaking about his performance as Lecter (or Lecktor, as he is re-named in Michael Mann’s movie), Cox said:

“Hannibal felt like a very dangerous, plausible individual. I remember seeing these films of Ted Bundy, and thinking about the highly delusional way these people see themselves.”

“The guy who influenced me was Peter Manuel, who haunted Scotland when I was a boy. He actually defended himself in court. He was very clever, very plausible, and almost succeeded in trying to pin it on someone else. I remember getting an extraordinary frisson from the story.”

Have a fine day, everyone.