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Hannibal is a 2001 American psychological thriller film directed by Ridley Scott, adapted from the Thomas Harris novel of the same name. It is a sequel to the 1991 Academy Award-winning film The Silence of the Lambs.

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Did Anthony Hopkins need to do any prep work for Hannibal?

In the film Hannibal, Anthony Hopkins once again reprises his role as charmingly sinister cannibalistic serial killer, Hannibal Lecter. Unlike the other films, due to Hannibal being on the loose, ...
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Why, even after his imprisonment, do people keep calling Hannibal Lecter "Doctor"?

In "The Silence of the Lambs", "Hannibal", and "Red Dragon" almost every character that I remember addresses Hannibal Lecter as "Dr. Lecter", even after he was imprisoned for being a serial killer. ...
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What made Clarice so important to Hannibal Lecter?

In the final scenes of Hannibal, Hannibal Lecter could have killed Clarice but he let her go and cut off his own arm, and there's also the perfume in the letter scene. So what exactly was it? Was it ...
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Are any of the characters featured in this scene aware of what the audience experiences?

In the third episode of the third season of the TV series Hannibal, titled "Secendo", there is a scene that starts about 35 minutes into the episode, where after Will Graham lets Hannibal's captive ...
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Why was Mason Verger in a wheelchair?

In Hannibal (2001), we get some back story on Mason Verger and Hannibal Lecter. During this back story, Mason is a young and fit individual, but as we see, a little too eager to party. Hannibal has ...
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Is Westworld intentionally referencing Hannibal Lecter?

A remake of the film of the same name, HBO TV series Westworld features iconic actor Sir Anthony Hopkins in a leading role, (as per the first season), a character named Dr. Robert Ford, who was the co-...
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Are either Perfume or Hannibal Lecter Franchise inspired by each others' source materials?

I just recently watched the German TV series, Perfume released and distributed internationally through Netflix. The series is inspired by the 1985 historical fantasy novel, Perfume: The Story of a ...
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Does a senator have jurisdiction over the FBI?

In the movie Hannibal, after agent Starling gets into trouble from killing five people in a drug bust out, she is invited to an internal FBI interview, when she is offered a chance to work with the ...
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Hannibal movies' lack of information

Recently I have finished all of the Hannibal movies with Anthony Hopkins. I find them very interesting, but I have one disappointment. In the movies, even though it is shown as if the serial killers ...
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How did Hannibal become the type of cannibal he is?

I watched Silence of the Lambs (1991) a long time ago, and recently watched Hannibal (2001) and Red Dragon (2002). I haven't watched the Hannibal TV Series or read any novel. I want to understand how ...
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Why is the ending to the film adaptation of "Hannibal" completely different from the novel?

At the end of the movie, Hannibal escapes and leaves Clarice behind. However, the book ends with Hannibal drugging Clarice and the two of them running off together. Why was the ending changed for the ...
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Do I need to watch the Hannibal movies before I watch the show?

I want to watch the TV show Hannibal (2013). Do I need to watch the movies before I watch it, or are they independent?
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Why did Jodie Foster decide not to reprise the role of Clarice in Hannibal?

After winning an Oscar for her performance as Clarice Starling in Silence of the Lambs, Jodie Foster decided not to reprise the role in the sequel. When asked about it in an interview with Total Film, ...