Re: RARA-AVIS: Hannibal/Red Dragon

Date: 17 Jan 2002

In a message dated 1/17/02 10:37:22 AM, writes:

<< Actually, Brian Cox played Hannibal Lecter and I've heard a a lot of people

say over the years that he was better than Anthony Hopkins in the role. >>

Not only is Cox's Lecter far more chilling than Hopkins' over the top interpretation, the guy who plays Dolarhyde is utterly terrifying. Bill Peterson and Dennis Farina are more than serviceable in their roles, and Stephen Lang does a great Freddy Lounds. There is real, piss-in-your-pants fear in his voice as he reads the Red Dragon's note into the tape recorder before...



... being set on fire. Comparing directors of the two projects, Brett Ratner of RUSH HOUR fame is not the filmmaker Michael Mann is.

John Lau

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