Manhunter – Eat The Rudecast


We’re joined by Sean Colletti, the other half of the This is Our Design team to discuss an epic example of ’80s movie, Michael Mann’s Manhunter, the first filmic adaptation of Red Dragon, as we begin our analysis of the Hannibal Lecter film series. We wade into the Brian Cox VS Anthony Hopkins – Who is the better Hannibal? debate. (Though, it’s the better Hannibal, not the BEST, because that is definitely Mads Mikkelson.) The discussion follows the fact that this is a tragically flawed film, and a rather poor adaptation, but it is still often mesmerizing and fascinating.

All on this episode of Eat The Rudecast, a podcast about The TV series Hannibal, and the works of Thomas Harris.

The breakdown of scenes from Manhunter, Red Dragon, and Hannibal is here:

You can find Sean Colletti‘s writing at PopOptiq (Formerly Sound on Sight) and as always we highly recommend the This is Our Design podcast.


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  1. An interesting side note to the film Manhunter, Dario Argento used the Red Dragon switch-a-roo ending in his film Opera because he was so disappointed by Mann’s failure to use it in Manhunter.

    Also, the name of that frangible ammunition is Glaser Safety Slugs.

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