History YMMV / Manhunter

21st Jun '16 12:47:15 AM Mikeyfan93
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!YMMV tropes for the film ''Film/{{Manhunter}}'':

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!YMMV !!YMMV tropes for the film ''Film/{{Manhunter}}'':
10th Oct '15 9:41:06 AM AnotherGuy
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* NightmareFuel:
** The opening scene in which the killer goes to his victim's bedroom - seen through his video camera - just as the mother awakens, Freddy Lounds' fate, Lecktor's subtle lines ("''Dream'' much?") and his phone call are all well and frightening, but Tom Noonan as the Tooth Fairy is pure NightmareFuel, ''especially'' when he captures Freddy Lounds.
** Just the way Cox delivers some of his lines, like, "Operator, I have lost the use of my arms and can't dial a phone..."
** Meta example: Tom Noonan didn't want to interact with any of the other actors unless they were filming, to make their reactions to his character's disturbing behavior more realistic. He even went as far as to sequester himself in his trailer between scenes, take different flights to filming locations than the rest of the crew, and staying in different hotels. The results speak for themselves.
*** Noonan has joked about this though and implied that some of the "steps" he took to this effect were not meant to be taken seriously- for instance, he was asked about the lighting in some of the scenes and replied "Francis doesn't like the light" as a bit of a gag, only to find out later that they really did turn the lights down and he ended up having to do all of his scenes in darkened rooms, because he was too embarrassed to correct them.
7th Sep '15 3:15:07 PM CasWarner
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** After Will shuts him down, the way Lectkor ''pauses,'' looking at him, before asking him if he "dreams" much takes the very first time Hannibal Lecter ever did something like that and makes it the funniest moment in the movie.
26th Jul '15 5:49:11 PM AnotherGuy
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** Just the way Cox delivers some of his lines, like, "Operator, I have lost the use of my arms and can't dial a phone..."
26th Jul '15 5:47:23 PM AnotherGuy
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*** However, it does result in a supremely BaitAndSwitch scene in which it seems like Dolarhyde is stalking Peterson's wife and son outside their beach house. (It's the cops.)
4th Apr '15 5:15:41 AM Odon
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* BulletsDoNotWorkThatWay: Glaser Safety Slugs are not the OneHitKill DepletedPhlebotinumShells portrayed in the novel.

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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.
4th Apr '15 5:11:43 AM Odon
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* BulletsDoNotWorkThatWay: Glaser Safety Slugs are not the OneHitKill DepletedPhlebotinumShells portrayed in the novel.
25th Oct '14 7:14:58 AM ClatoLawa
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** For some viewers (especially on rewatch), part of the problem is the knowledge that [[spoiler:in this version Dolarhyde never gets the chance to use the information, making the subplot rather a waste of time]].
25th Jul '14 7:24:24 PM crazyrabbits
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* FridgeBrilliance: You might find all of the stark colors strange, and attribute it to Michael Mann's TheEighties standard, but then you have to understand that the entire film is about perception and seeing ("Ever see blood in the full moonlight? It's quite black"), and Dollarhyde works as a photo developer. It's purposeful irony that his object of lust ''is blind''.
18th May '14 9:34:30 PM Aiguille
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** The film adaptation of RedDragon is also this more specifically because of the [[PublisherChosenTitle renaming of the novel to Manhunter.]]

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** The [[Film/RedDragon film adaptation adaptation]] of RedDragon ''Literature/RedDragon'' is also this more specifically because of the [[PublisherChosenTitle renaming of the novel to Manhunter.]]
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