History Film / Manhunter

18th Oct '17 4:01:05 PM nighttrainfm
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* {{Paparazzi}}: Freddy Lounds, who's so sleazy he even broke into Graham's hospital room to take pictures of his injuries after his encounter with Lektor. [[spoiler: Makes it hard to believe he didn't deserve the fate the Tooth Fairy gave him.]]

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Freddy Lounds, who's so sleazy he even broke into Graham's hospital room to take pictures of his injuries after his encounter with Lektor. [[spoiler: Makes it hard to believe he didn't deserve the fate the Tooth Fairy gave him.]]


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* SanityHasAdvantages: How Will caught Hannibal, who he admits is smarter than him.
12th Sep '17 5:54:09 PM nombretomado
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* [[EvilisHammy Evil is Hammy]]: Largely averted with Brian Cox's cold and understated portrayal of Lecktor (in contrast to [[AnthonyHopkins Anthony Hopkins]] in [[SilenceoftheLambs Silence of the Lambs]]).

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* [[EvilisHammy Evil is Hammy]]: Largely averted with Brian Cox's cold and understated portrayal of Lecktor (in contrast to [[AnthonyHopkins Anthony Hopkins]] Creator/AnthonyHopkins in [[SilenceoftheLambs Silence of the Lambs]]).''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'').
23rd Aug '17 5:23:41 PM whateveryousay21
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** Dolarhyde is killed at his home in a shootout with police, rather than escaping to show up at Graham's house later.
23rd Aug '17 5:20:15 PM whateveryousay21
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* AdaptationDistillation: A few notable changes:
** Lecktor's sixth finger is missing- although every film adaptation of the series has excluded this plot point.
** Dolarhyde's obsession with the red dragon painting and his split personality are ignored- in fact his past and backstory are glossed over as is much of the character's personality.
** Lecktor was only specified to have been attacking college girls and there is no mention of the fact he is a cannibal. In some ways he's more of a minor character here to give some history to Will Graham- which is how he was intended to be, but is given much less focus than in the novel.
** The mental hospital is a new facility, bright white and clean as opposed to the filthy dungeon look of later films, with Lecktor kept in a room divided into his cell and a visitor room. There is no Plexiglas wall or neighboring cells.
17th Jul '17 6:15:19 PM ClintEastwood
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The first FilmOfTheBook of the Thomas Harris novel ''Literature/RedDragon'', this 1986 film, written and directed by Creator/MichaelMann for the [[Creator/DinoDeLaurentiis De Laurentiis Entertainment Group]], features Hannibal Lektor (note the spelling) [[ThePeteBest as played by Brian Cox]]. Like in ''SilenceOfTheLambs'', he is used to help an FBI investigator. His name is Will Graham and he is trying to find a serial killer known as Francis Dolarhyde, nicknamed "The Tooth Fairy". As he tries to find the serial killer, Graham's personal demons start to haunt him, affecting his work and his relationships.

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The first FilmOfTheBook of the Thomas Harris novel ''Literature/RedDragon'', this 1986 film, written and directed by Creator/MichaelMann for the [[Creator/DinoDeLaurentiis De Laurentiis Entertainment Group]], features Hannibal Lektor (note the spelling) [[ThePeteBest as played by Brian Cox]]. by]] Creator/BrianCox. Like in ''SilenceOfTheLambs'', ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'', he is used to help an FBI investigator. His name is Will Graham and he is trying to find a serial killer known as Francis Dolarhyde, nicknamed "The Tooth Fairy". As he tries to find the serial killer, Graham's personal demons start to haunt him, affecting his work and his relationships.



The film relied on heavily-tinted scenes and overpowering music. The use of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"]] is very unsettling to anyone who has not seen its use in ''TheSimpsons'' ("Remember when we used to make out to this hymn?"), and the look of the film is very much TheEighties.

Later [[{{Remake}} re-made]] as ''Film/RedDragon'', this time featuring Anthony Hopkins as Lecter.

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The film relied on heavily-tinted scenes and overpowering music. The use of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"]] is very unsettling to anyone who has not seen its use in ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' ("Remember when we used to make out to this hymn?"), and the look of the film is very much TheEighties.

Later [[{{Remake}} re-made]] as ''Film/RedDragon'', this time featuring Anthony Hopkins Creator/AnthonyHopkins as Lecter.


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* BulletsDoNotWorkThatWay: Glaser Safety Slugs are not the OneHitKill DepletedPhlebotinumShells portrayed in the novel. The movie also makes an error by having the rounds go through Dolarhyde; the Glaser is specifically designed to avoid this.
30th Jun '17 12:05:05 PM MockFerret
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--> '''Crawford:''' You feel sorry for him.
--> '''Graham:''' This started from an abused kid, a battered infant... My heart bleeds for him, as a child. Someone took a kid and manufactured a monster. At the same time, as an adult, he's irredeemable. He butchers whole families to pursue trivial fantasies. As an adult, someone should blow the sick fuck out of his socks.
13th Jun '17 7:14:15 PM Fireblood
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* {{Jerkass God|s}}: Lecktor insists this, along with AGodAmI.
-->'''Lecktor:''' Did you really feel depressed after you shot Mr. Garrett Jacob Hobbes to death? l think you probably did. But it wasn't the act that got to you. Didn't you feel so bad, because killing him felt so good? And why shouldn't it feel good? It must feel good to God. He does it all the time. God's terrific! He dropped a church roof on 34 of his worshipers in Texas last Wednesday night, just as they were groveling through a hymn to his majesty. Don't you think that felt good?
-->'''Will:''' Why does it feel good, Dr. Lecktor?
-->'''Lecktor:''' lt feels good because God has power. [[AGodAmI If one does what God does enough times, one will become as God is.]] God's a champ. He always stays ahead. He got 140 Phillipinos in one plane crash last year. Remember that earthquake in Italy last spring?
* LockedIntoStrangeness: Graham's hair has some gray tinges, due to his experience with Lecktor.
* MadDoctor: Lecktor is a world-famous psychiatrist who happens to be a convicted SerialKiller. He might be stuck in an insane asylum, but that doesn't stop him from writing for psychiatric journals.
* ManInWhite: Lecktor's prison clothes are all white, as is his cell and seemingly the whole mental facility.

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* {{Jerkass God|s}}: Lecktor {{God Is Evil}}: Lektor insists this, this is the case, along with AGodAmI.
-->'''Lecktor:''' -->'''Lektor:''' Did you really feel depressed after you shot Mr. Garrett Jacob Hobbes to death? l I think you probably did. But it wasn't the act that got to you. Didn't you feel so bad, because killing him felt so good? And why shouldn't it feel good? It must feel good to God. He does it all the time. God's terrific! He dropped a church roof on 34 of his worshipers in Texas last Wednesday night, just as they were groveling through a hymn to his majesty. Don't you think that felt good?
-->'''Will:''' Why does it feel good, Dr. Lecktor?
-->'''Lecktor:''' lt
Lektor?
-->'''Lektor:''' It
feels good because God has power. [[AGodAmI If one does what God does enough times, one will become as God is.]] God's a champ. He always stays ahead. He got 140 Phillipinos Filipinos in one plane crash last year. Remember that earthquake in Italy last spring?
* LockedIntoStrangeness: Graham's hair has some gray tinges, due to his experience with Lecktor.
Lektor.
* MadDoctor: Lecktor Lektor is a world-famous psychiatrist who happens to be a convicted SerialKiller. He might be stuck in an insane asylum, but that doesn't stop him from writing for psychiatric journals.
* ManInWhite: Lecktor's Lektor's prison clothes are all white, as is his cell and seemingly the whole mental facility.



* ManOnFire: The ultimate fate of [[spoiler: Freddy Lounds]]

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* ManOnFire: The ultimate fate of [[spoiler: Freddy Lounds]]Lounds]].
29th May '17 8:56:55 PM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with {{Sierra}}'s [[VideoGame/{{Manhunter}} series of adventure games with the same name]], or the [[Comicbook/{{Manhunter}} comic]] of the same name. It should also not be confused with [[VideoGame/{{Manhunt}} the similarly titled horror/killer video game]] produced by Rockstar Games, even though both feature actor Brian Cox.

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Not to be confused with {{Sierra}}'s {{Creator/Sierra}}'s [[VideoGame/{{Manhunter}} series of adventure games with the same name]], or the [[Comicbook/{{Manhunter}} comic]] of the same name. It should also not be confused with [[VideoGame/{{Manhunt}} the similarly titled horror/killer video game]] produced by Rockstar Games, even though both feature actor Brian Cox.
6th Dec '16 1:16:18 PM Kaltes
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* DepravedBisexual: Hinted at, but debatable. After getting high, he kisses Freddy Lounds passionately [[spoiler: before biting off his nose and setting him on fire.]]
17th Nov '16 12:43:01 PM Nicolletta
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: The novel describes Freddy Lounds as a lumpy, ugly guy with buck teeth. Here, he's played the handsome {{Creator/StephenLang Stephen Lang}}.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: The novel describes Freddy Lounds as a lumpy, ugly guy with buck teeth. Here, he's played the handsome {{Creator/StephenLang Stephen Lang}}.Creator/StephenLang.
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