We’re joined by frequent guest and friend of the show Kate Kulzick, contributor to The AV Club and PopOptiq, and host of our favorite Hannibal podcast This is Our Design and wide ranging TV podcast The Televerse to discuss Ridley Scott’s 2001 film Hannibal, the final film in the Anthony Hopkins Lecter trilogy. We all agree that the film is severely flawed, but quite brilliant and beautiful at times. We also get to compare the Florence section of Hannibal Season 3 with the Pazzi storyline in this film.
After the decent Manhunter and the unacceptably mediocre Red Dragon, we tackle Silence of the Lambs, and are quick to point out that we all adore this film. It’s one of the greatest horror movies, and certainly the greatest serial killer film of all time. With such pedigree we find it difficult not to wax extensively, and we do so, for nearly four hours. Tonight’s episode can be used to gird ourselves for the inevitable disappointment of latter-day Hannibal Lecter with Hannibal Rising.