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Series Review: Hannibal (2013)

Hannibal (by Bryan Fuller, 2013) – Renowned psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter forms a relationship with FBI criminal profiler Will Graham, fascinated by the latter’s empathy with serial killers.

Verdict

All the awards for this series, please.

5/5

Review

It’s that time of the year again: the awards season. Before the Emmys award ceremony takes place tomorrow, I would like to file a formal complaint. Hannibal was robbed. The Emmys has completely snubbed Hannibal for the following accolades:

5. Outstanding Art Direction / Directing

There is no way to look past Hannibal‘s impressive cinematography, symbolic and lush in its details. That is even if the food is people. The beef is people, the lamb is people, so is the water. Hell, even cellos and bloody totem poles are people. This is a show that takes body horror to a whole new level, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Hearts of cinephiles dance to see Stanley Kubrick’s familiar design of symmetrical discomfort, one of many nods towards classics in the horror genre and beyond. There is commendable aesthetics in the gruesome art of terror, and Hannibal proves that.

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