People who think she was raped, watch this again. Please.
I do not deny that Hannibal used her to some extent, but he didn’t make her stay.
She stayed after the dinner party, she didn’t have to.
She kissed him first, then he waited to make sure she wouldn’t pull away before he kissed her again.
She stayed the night.
Slept through because she was drugged so Hannibal could leave.
She stayed the morning and volunterily made Jack aware that she would be his alibi.
Alana has liked Hannibal and Hannibal has liked Alana since before the timeline of the show started.
"we have many reasons to do this"
This has not come out of nowhere.
Hannibal Lecter didn’t rape Alana Bloom and everybody needs to stop correlating the act of them doing the frick frack with that because you can’t accept Hannibal Lecter’s depth as a character, you dislike the pairing, or this manipulation is somehow worse than any of his others, and this is the only meta I’m writing on the topic.
"All of this has been my design."
Hannibal mid-season trailer/teaser
You all need to watch this. *boost*
swevenoia asked: what would you suggest for a "Hannibal"reading list ?
oh god so many things
- The canon: Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Hannibal Rising.
- Mythology: Hesiod, Theogony; Ovid, Metamorphoses; the Bible [e.g. Genesis 3, Deut. 28, John 6, 1 Kings 14, Ecclesiastes 1, Book of Job, Revelation]; Satan [x]; the Devil in Christianity [x]; Catchism of the Catholic Church: The Fall [x]; John Milton, Paradise Lost; Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy: Inferno & La Vita Nuova; cannibalism [x], the wendigo [x x], Michael Kinnucan, “Incest, cannibalism, and the gods”.
- Philosophy & psychology: Marcus Aurelius, Meditations; Kurzban & Leary, “Evolutionary Origins of Stigmatization" [probable inspiration for Hannibal’s "social exclusion" paper]; Kristen Guest [ed.], Eating Their Words: Cannibalism and the Boundaries of Cultural Identity; Jennifer Brown, Cannibalism in Literature and Film;Alexandre Dumas, Grande Dictionnaire de Cuisine.
- Criminology: Kevin Dutton, The Wisdom of Psychopaths; Robert D. Hare, Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us, Douglad & Olshake, Mind Hunter and Journey Into Darkness; J.C. Oleson, “The Criminological Theories of Hannibal Lecter” [one; two; three]; Bettina Gregory, “The honey in the lion’s mouth”; Holmes & Holmes, Contemporary Perspectives on Serial Murder.
- Serial killers: Hannibal Lecter; Ted Bundy, Ed Kempner, Eddie Gein; the Yorkshire Ripper, The Monster of Florence, Jeffrey Dahmer, Andrei Chikatilo, Albert Fish, Jason Ricketts, Dykes Askew Simmons, Dorangel Vargas.
- Literature: William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Europe a Prophecy & Songs of Innocence and Experience; Mary Shelley, Frankenstein; Bram Stoker, Dracula; Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov; Flannery O’Connor, Wise Blood & A Good Man is Hard to Find; Truman Capote, In Cold Blood; Davis Grubb, The Night of the Hunter; Cormac McCarthy, No Country For Old Men, Child of God & Blood Meridian, Roberto Bolaño, 2666; William Faulkner, Sanctuary.
- Thomas Harris: Wikipedia; Jason Cowley, “Creator of a monstrous hit”; David Sexton, The Strange World of Thomas Harris [excerpt]
- Cultural criticism: Elvis Mitchell, “The cannibal who evolved into a stereotype”; Kim Newman, Review of Hannibal; Philip L. Simpson, Making Murder: The Fiction of Thomas Harris; Benjamin Szumskyj, Dissecting Hannibal Lecter; Michelle Leigh Gompf, ”The Erotic Pull of Hannibal Lecter”; Daniel Shaw, “The mastery of Hannibal Lecter”; Harriet Hawkins, “Maidens and monsters in pop culture”; Linda Mizejewski, “Stardom and serial fantasies”; Christina Gregoriou, Language, Ideology and Identity in Serial Killer Narratives; Steven Lloyd Wilson, “The abyss stares back”; Shana Mlawski, “The socioeconomics of Hannibal”.