Saturday, July 27, 2013

Annotations of Fromage

Hannibal Annotations – Fromage

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Will repairing a motorboat engine

From Red Dragon Chapter 36
Graham had been a poor child, following his father from the boatyards in Biloxi and Greenville to the lake boats on Erie.


Will experiencing audio hallucinations

O.K., things are getting very serious now, Will isn’t just a troubled detective, and there is something very seriously wrong with him. He needs help other than Hannibal, hopefully Alana will intervene.


Franklin: “I... Googled "psychopaths", went down the checklist, and I was a little surprised to see how many boxes I had checked.”

The checklist may have been Hervey M. Cleckley’s 16 factor checklist of psychopathy symptoms. Cleckley suggested that a psychopath can wear a "mask of sanity" to conceal their disorder, which we are seeing a lot in this episode.

The list may also have been one of Robert D. Hare’s checklists (which build on Cleckley’s work), such as the Hare Psychopathy Checklist - Revised (PCL-R), or the the Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version (PCL:SV), or the P-Scan.


Jack: “The victim is Douglas Wilson, a member of the Baltimore Metropolitan
Orchestra's brass section”

Bryan Fuller tweets: “DOUGLAS WILSON are the first and middle names of a childhood friend who played the trombone. #DISTURBINGSHOUTOUTS

“Douglas” and “Wilson” are also the surnames of two experts on serial killings; American FBI criminal profiler John Douglas and British criminologist David Wilson.


Hannibal: “Among the first musical instruments were flutes carved from human bone.”

The oldest known flute bone is the Divje Babe Flute which is about 43,000 years old and made from a cave bear femur. The Hohle Fels Flute is 35,000 years old and is made from a vulture's wing bone.

Writer Wilson Harris in his preface to “The Guyana Quartet” states that the Carib people, after whom the Caribbean was named, made flutes from their enemies’ bones in times of war from about the thirteenth to the sixteenth century.


Hannibal: “You can't impose traditional composition on an instrument that's inherently free form.”
Tobias: “What instrument would that be?”
Hannibal: “The Theremin.”
Hannibal: “My harpsichord needs new strings.”

From Hannibal Chapter 54
At Sotheby's in New York, he purchased two excellent musical instruments, rare finds both of them. The first was a late eighteenth-century Flemish harpsichord nearly identical to the Smithsonian's 1745 Dulkin, with an upper manual to accommodate Bach - the instrument was a worthy successor to the gravicembalo he had in Florence. His other purchase was an early electronic instrument, a theremin, built in the 1930s by Professor Theremin himself. The theremin had long fascinated Dr. Lecter. He had built one as a child. It is played with gestures of the empty hands in an electronic field. By gesture you evoke its voice.”


Will: “You avoided being in a room alone with me essentially since I met you. You were smooth about it.”

From Red Dragon Chapter 17 “One thing I’ve noticed – I’m curious about this: you’re never alone in a room with Graham, are you? You’re smooth about it, but you’re never one-on-one with him. Why’s that? Do you think he’s psychic, is that it?”


Hannibal makes dessert for Will

Bryan Fuller tweeted that the topping was "PEOPLE SAUCE!" -- gulp!


Tobias spinning his catgut wire at Hannibal

Bryan Fuller tweeted: “We talked a lot about John Lithgow and #BLOWOUT when referring to #TOBIASBUDGE's weapon of choice.

Blow Out is a 1981 Brian De Palma thriller film, starring John Travolta, Nancy Allen and John Lithgow. Lithgow uses wire garrotte to kill people in it.


Hannibal plays Bach on his harpsichord

From The Silence of the Lambs Chapter 36: Dr. Lecter toyed with his food while he wrote and drew and doodled on his pad with a felt-tipped pen. He flipped over the cassette in the tape player chained to the table leg and punched the play button. Glenn Gould playing Bach's Goldberg Variations on the piano. The music, beautiful beyond plight and time, filled the bright cage and the room where the warders sat.

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