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Watch: It’s Will Graham vs. Hannibal Lecter 3 Times Over, In 3 Different ‘Red Dragon’s

Watch: It's Will Graham vs. Hannibal Lecter 3 Times Over, In 3 Different 'Red Dragon's

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In case you weren’t aware, NBC’s “Hannibal” is
only the latest of many adaptations from Thomas Harris’ “Red Dragon.” It is, however, the first to appear as a television series. And what “Hannibal” also has in common with two other adaptations — the 1986 film
Manhunter” and the 2002 film “Red Dragon” — is its remarkably
faithful interpretation of the scene in which Will Graham visits the imprisoned
Hannibal Lecter for advice on his latest case, looking to see into the mindset
of a killer to help him catch one.

Commercial editor Matthew Morettini intercut the three
different interpretations of the novel’s conversation to create one cleverly compiled
sequence. Each version of the encounter — down to the dialogue — remains
considerably faithful to the source material, allowing “Recovering the
Mindset” to transition seamlessly between adaptations. Other than
Shakespeare, it’s pretty difficult to find something so similarly interpreted this
many times.

Take a look at the video above — it’s pretty nifty! The “Hannibal” season finale airs Saturday at 10pm on NBC. 

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