History Film / Manhunter

19th Mar '18 4:02:48 AM jormis29
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A box office flop on release, despite critical approval. It has become a CultClassic for many Hannibal fans. The lead investigator is played by William Petersen, feeling at times like an extended audition for his ''Series/{{CSI}}'' role.

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A box office flop on release, despite critical approval. It has become a CultClassic for many Hannibal fans. The lead investigator is played by William Petersen, Creator/WilliamPetersen, feeling at times like an extended audition for his ''Series/{{CSI}}'' role.
16th Feb '18 6:31:22 AM JackG
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* OneManArmy: When the cops finally close in on Dolarhyde, he rather casually grabs Graham as he jumps at him, slashes him across the face, tosses him into a corner, and then grabs a shotgun. Using the latter, he then goes to town on the cops trying to stop him, killing several and [[FeelsNoPain ignoring at least one point-blank gunshot wound]]. He returns to kill Graham, only to go down after [[{{BFG}} absorbing half-a-dozen explosive rounds]].

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* OneManArmy: When the cops finally close in on Dolarhyde, he rather casually grabs Graham as he jumps at him, slashes him across the face, tosses him into a corner, and then grabs a shotgun. Using the latter, he then goes to town on the cops trying to stop him, killing several and [[FeelsNoPain ignoring at least one point-blank gunshot wound]]. He returns to kill Graham, only to go down after [[{{BFG}} absorbing half-a-dozen explosive half-a-dozen .44 Special Glaser rounds]].
13th Dec '17 4:08:57 PM marcoasalazarm
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* AdaptationalBadass: Dollarhyde is a pretty fit man but he is still pretty normal in the book, going down to a couple of bullets and running away when his next-to-last kill is stopped by the police arriving. In this film, he takes on said cops single-handedly with a shotgun and ''kills them all'', and [[MultipleGunshotDeath it takes Graham emptying his revolver into him to finally kill him]], [[MadeOfIron and even then he shrugs off the first few shots]].
13th Dec '17 4:03:53 PM marcoasalazarm
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* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: Dollarhyde puts Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" for his final kill, and it plays in its near-entirety throughout his playing with his victim, his OneManArmy shotgun rampage against the policemen that arrive to try to stop him, and Graham's BigDamnHeroes DynamicEntry and subsequent killing of Dollarhyde.
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.
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