Peace in the Pieces Disassembled: Deconstructing Hannibal, Part V

 V. Someday, perhaps a teacup may come together There is a passage in the novel Hannibal where Hannibal watches A brief history of time and listens to Stephen Hawking talking about the thermodynamic/cosmological arrow of time and entropy: “You may see a cup of tea fall off of a table and break into pieces on […]

Watch Bryan Fuller in 2 hours, 20 minutes, and 42 seconds of pure, sweet geekiness

It is official: Bryan Fuller is the sweetest guy in the world. He is the guy who believes that no matter your food preferences, you should eat whatever you are offered when you are a guest because it is rude not to. He talks Klingon, wears a Chewbacca bathrobe, has all kinds of collectibles and […]

Peace in the Pieces Disassembled: Deconstructing Hannibal, part IV

IV. The Sessions i. A Dull Ache “Being alone comes with a dull ache, doesn’t it?” , asks Franklyn in one of his sessions with Dr. Lecter. Hannibal replies with a simple “It can”. He will later comment further on the subject, when he tries to persuade Will that he is a killer. “At a time […]

Peace in the Pieces Disassembled: Deconstructing Hannibal, part III

III. Folie à deux In the first part of this deconstruction (I. When Hannibal Fed Will’s dogs) I promised to write a few things on Hannibal’s true motives. For this part of the analysis it is crucial that we all concur that Hannibal is a very intelligent, multilayered, complex character.  Hannibal’s motives must never be too […]

Peace in the Pieces Disassembled: Deconstructing Hannibal, part II

II. What Would Freud Say? For anyone who’s ever read Sigmund Freud, it is obvious that the two protagonists are manifestations of the two opposing elements in his structural model of the human psyche/mind: id and superego. But, let’s start with the basics, for all those who haven’t read Freud;  presuming that you have read […]

Peace in the Pieces Disassembled : Deconstructing Hannibal, part I

Now that I have watched Relevés and I have most of the pieces -or at least the corners- of this amazing puzzle, this totem pole of beauty and horror and awesome that Bryan Fuller created, I can finally start writing about it. The current post is the first part in a series of posts that I […]