Binge Movie Aftertaste – Hannibal Lecter Retrospective w/ Matthew Goudreau and Michael Guarnieri: Hannibal (2001)

On December 29, 2017 by Garrett Collins

Happy new year from the western side of the globe. To help bring in 2018, I once again brought Matthew Goudreau and Michael Guarnieri on to discuss part three of our Hannibal Lecter Retrospective series, the 2001 film Hannibal.

As always, the journey of bringing this story to the screen was quite the long path. After The Silence of the Lambs was released to massive critical and commercial success, artist friendly film studio Orion went bankrupt. Seeing a chance for redemption after originally giving up the rights to Hannibal Lecter following the box office failure of Manhunter, producer Dino De Laurentiis once again grabbed them and was determined to bring this now beloved character back to the screen. But in order to do that, he had to have Thomas Harris write the sequel in novel form.

Long story short, it would take ten long years to once again see Hannibal killing onscreen. And the world was ready. But despite being a huge box office success, 2001’s Hannibal is not looked back on fondly. Will we agree?

Download below to find out, and be sure to check back next week when we return with Brett Ratner’s Red Dragon.




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