Sepulchritude Forum: The Absinthe Forum Archives Thru July 2001: Topics Archived Thru Feb 2001:Hannibal
By Wormwood on Wednesday, February 14, 2001 - 06:00 am: Edit

So let me get this straight.

Hannibal is terrible (the movie and the person).
He rode on elephants.
If landmines had been invented he could have been stopped.

By Anatomist1 on Sunday, February 11, 2001 - 07:15 pm: Edit

I always knew Jodie Foster was smart. There was a lot of hand wringing about why she wouldn't take the role... guess we know now.


By Don_Walsh on Sunday, February 11, 2001 - 12:40 pm: Edit

Would've been different if it were filmed in Thailand. Elephants R Us.

Most recent elephant pathos: an elephant cow with a suckling calf stepped on a land mine on the Thai/Burma border. Mama's still alive. Being tended for and hobbling on 3 legs, lost some meat on the other, but it looks like it's going to be OK. The calf succumbed, no mine injuries, but mother's milk dried up, or trauma, whatever. It's almost a national tragedy. I'm not making light of this, pls understand. We take the welfare of our elephants seriously in Thailand, sometimes anyway.

By _Blackjack on Sunday, February 11, 2001 - 12:27 pm: Edit

And not one elephant in the whole movie!


By Marc on Sunday, February 11, 2001 - 04:46 am: Edit


Harris wrote the book on which the film is based, as you know. Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner)
directed the film. David Mamet and Steve Zallian
wrote the screenplay. A talented group of people
who seemed to have lost all sense of artistic perspective in creating the hideous Hannibal.

By Hersaint on Sunday, February 11, 2001 - 04:30 am: Edit

its a shame, Marc as all 3 books are great did Thomas Harris have anything to do with the film ?

By Don_Walsh on Saturday, February 10, 2001 - 08:12 am: Edit

I'll wait for Blockbuster to rent it to me.

By Marc on Saturday, February 10, 2001 - 02:48 am: Edit

I saw HANNIBAL today. It's wretched. Gore-porn
dressed in Versace drag. A career low point for everyone involved.

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