Tuesday, March 8, 2011

MARCH MADNESS: Dr. Hannibal Lecter

Continuing on with March Madness, today's focus is a man that I've had a torrential love affair with for most of my life.  I'm a girl who likes her lover with a heaping helping of intellect, and Dr. Hannibal Lecter delivers much more than the average person can chew.  His mind is something that we cannot even fathom a description for, and his keen eye for the finer things in life are just a slight look into the psyche of one of the greatest crazy doctors in horror movie history.  In a little over sixteen minutes of screen time in The Silence of the Lambs, Dr. Lecter manages to not only suck us into his perspicacious views of the world around us, but showcase his lust for human flesh...AND MAKE US LIKE HIM.  My God, the man should be ousted onto another island like a leper, and it's next to impossible not to idolize the man on his astute merit alone.  Throw all of this information into a bowl, add a dollop of Anthony Hopkins, and stir.  What we're delivered is quite possibly one of the most notable performances in horror antiquity if not in all of cinematic history.  Hell, the man won an Oscar for 16 freaking minutes of screen time.  At least the Academy noticed SOMETHING right.

1 comment(s):

Wilde.Dash said...

Beautiful. I love this. There is something quite magnetic about him, isn't there?

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