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