The Telephonoscope

TV. Probably also cats.
Recent Tweets @

I am completely in love with the art direction of Hannibal, most especially as it deals with the food. Obviously, of course, you’re gonna do a show about Hannibal Lecter, you’re gonna have to do a lot of stuff with food, and it’s gonna be creepy. 

But it is continually impressive to me that the show makes the food so simultaneously gorgeous and unnerving. It alone provides significant depth to Hannibal’s character, which is itself a remarkable feat of storytelling. Think about it: Hannibal Lecter’s character in Silence of the Lambs is stunningly frightening, and much of his freakiness comes from the combination of his ability to understand other humans while also being completely alien. His mind is incomprehensible; he is inhuman and also nearly omniscient. 

Hannibal's Dr. Lecter is much the same - he's alien and discomfitingly perceptive. And yet, the presence of that gorgeous, gorgeous food, his absolute care for its preparation and presentation, the performance of it, and his obvious joy in its stunning virtuosity… I mean, that foie gras looks *delicious.* It almost make you sympathize with cannibalism. 

Which is, of course, absolutely terrifying. And so much more affecting than if it were just, you know, “once again the horrible cannibal prepares a lady’s loin for his deplorable dinner.” And that has everything to do with how unbelievably beautiful these dishes are, how deeply unsettling and undeniably… appetizing.

  1. ganzacecilia reblogged this from thetelephonoscope
  2. hanbll reblogged this from thetelephonoscope
  3. thingsaboutnothingandeverything reblogged this from thetelephonoscope
  4. chokeonaxes reblogged this from thetelephonoscope
  5. nothingtoloafabout reblogged this from thetelephonoscope
  6. xbxng reblogged this from thetelephonoscope
  7. flameborn reblogged this from thetelephonoscope
  8. spoopyqueenpersephone reblogged this from exhaustedapostate
  9. kenzomx reblogged this from exhaustedapostate
  10. justanotheralleycat reblogged this from ibelieveinsuperwholock
  11. infinitelywithy0u reblogged this from thetelephonoscope
  12. hetawriter reblogged this from thetelephonoscope
  13. hot-as-balls reblogged this from thetelephonoscope
  14. lovetodayloveforever reblogged this from hanitjemars
  15. targetthereavers reblogged this from imploding-with-feels
  16. bat-lady reblogged this from hanitjemars
  17. hanitjemars reblogged this from thetelephonoscope
  18. nochinchillanocry reblogged this from thepierglass
  19. aslan-the-moose reblogged this from ibelieveinsuperwholock
  20. waaavy reblogged this from imploding-with-feels
  21. ibelieveinsuperwholock reblogged this from poolwella
  22. vanessanoble reblogged this from poolwella