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everythingisantlers:

can we just pause and appreciate how genuinely delighted mason seems by this turn of events

everythingisantlers:

can we just pause and appreciate how genuinely delighted mason seems by this turn of events

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— 3 days ago with 510 notes
hannibelle-lecter:

mongoosewillygraham:

HE JUST
lOOK AT HIM
CaN  HE Not 

Look at what’s in his hand.
Pure class. I can’t compete.

hannibelle-lecter:

mongoosewillygraham:

HE JUST

lOOK AT HIM

CaN  HE Not 

Look at what’s in his hand.

Pure class. I can’t compete.

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— 1 month ago with 418 notes
NBC Hannibal’s Cinematography is Beautiful

haanigram:

chiltonsfacehole:

The murders and the locations have all been talked about, though, so I feel like we need to talk about the gaze. 

Do you know what the cinematographers of NBC’s Hannibal have done? They have reversed the Male Gaze. Now, that does not mean that they use the Female Gaze. Far from it, actually. 
So let’s talk about it. 
I have not made any of these gifs. OPs are linked underneath each one.
WHAT IS THE MALE GAZE?
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The Male Gaze became most prominent when photography became popular. It is the way of portraying women so that it is pleasurable to men, and that is usually in a sexual way. This is why in many movies and shows, you will see slow pans across a woman’s body, even if she is fully clothed, but the men are introduced with either their entire body or with their faces in moving shots. This woman will usually be the lead actor’s love interest. Now these movies and shows are actually seen by women, so they have to include the Female Gaze as well.
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SO THEN WHAT IS THE FEMALE GAZE?
The Female Gaze is drastically different than the Male Gaze. It is more like throwing women (and gay men!) a bone, the way it’s done. It is achieved through moving, full bodied shots of topless men. That is basically it. 
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This way, men are not forced to look at something sexualized of other men, but women can look at it in that way if they so wish. 
I won’t talk about sex scenes, though, because that is just a whole other discussion.
NOW HOW DOES NBC’S HANNIBAL REVERSE THIS?
Simple. The cinematography shows slow pans and zooms on parts of the male actors’ bodies. Some scenes are shot in a way that it seems sexualized, even when the action the character is doing is not erotic at all. From Hannibal cooking in his kitchen
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to Matt Brown’s appearance at the pool
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to Will and Hannibal eating the flaming birds
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I mean, even when Hannibal is bleeding to death, we see a slow pan up from his feet. 
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And this is something that we are definitely not used to.
BUT HEY, WHAT ABOUT THE MEN WATCHING?
You’re right. Let’s throw them a bone. 
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IN CONCLUSION
I really don’t think you guys understand how significant this change in cinematography is. We wonder why there are scenes that seem sexual when they shouldn’t be, but that’s all there on purpose. If the cinematography had been conventional, then a dimension of this show would be lost, especially in the relationship between Will and Hannibal. We are able to get hints of their love for another without the need of other characters mistaking them for a couple or for there to be awkward moments between them. So much is in simply the way everything is shown.
And it is not just significant in the context of the show itself. This changes the way men and women watch the show. Men are not able to objectify women in the way they could in most other shows, and women in contrast are viewing men sexually without sexual references, and so the roles have been reversed. I read somewhere that they had to put sex scenes in the second season so that the show would attract more male viewers. I mean, that was really the only way they could do it, really. Men wouldn’t be able to sexualize women on this show unless the women are actually having sex. The cinematography doesn’t allow it.

yes

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haanigram:

drhanniballecter:

smallestshrike:

This marvelous man.

Wow

I’m go ing t

haanigram:

drhanniballecter:

smallestshrike:

This marvelous man.

Wow

I’m go ing t

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"Mads is a very interesting guy because he has this effusiveness and this charm to him, but he loves some kinky, depraved stuff. The horse episode was his favourite - he just thought it was a poem, it was beautiful, it speaks to him in that way. There is a certain segment of his personality that is reflective of Hannibal Lecter in that he’s non-judgmental of that stuff."
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— 1 month ago with 1761 notes

ixilecter:

Hannibal Finale - Alternative Ending

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— 1 month ago with 11627 notes
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"Hannibal will always want to be close to Will. He sees a great potential in Will as this pure human being, and he’s seduced by Will’s purity. He’s attracted to it, and he’s also very eager to conquer it in some way."

"Hannibal’s absolutely on a journey of self-exploration, and he’s fascinated by his fascination with Will. He is curious about this change that’s come over him. It’s sort of like somebody who is falling in love for the first time and had never felt that was actually a possibility for them. That’s a fresh, unexplored territory for Hannibal that is exciting to him and interesting to him. Maybe his ultimate downfall is his attraction and affection for Will Graham."

Bryan Fuller

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We’re down to only very perfunctory ‘no homos’, folks! 

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— 1 month ago with 1027 notes

luvkurai:

"Time did reverse. The teacup that I shattered did come together."

THIS WAS THE SINGLE WORST SCENE I HAVE EVER WITNESSED. YOU THINK I AM EXAGGERATING BUT I AM NOT. BECAUSE LOOK AT THE FUCKING REVERENCE HANNIBAL IS STILL DISPLAYING WHEN HE TOUCHES WILL. LOOK AT HOW HE HOLDS HIM AS GENTLY AS POSSIBLE, AS HE HURTS WILL. CUPS HIS HEAD AND PULLS THEIR BODIES FLUSH AGAINST ONE ANOTHER, SO HE CAN FEEL EVERY SHUDDER OF PAIN HE IS INFLICTING ON THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE. THIS IS A MAN THAT HAS HAD HIS HEART BROKEN AND HE IS STILL FUCKING ACTING LIKE A LOVER, LIKE HE DOESN’T WANT TO HURT WILLIAM GRAHAM. FUCK THIS.

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— 1 month ago with 7181 notes
thegestianpoet:

hugh dancy ignores his struggling wife and child in order to look momentarily fabulous 

thegestianpoet:

hugh dancy ignores his struggling wife and child in order to look momentarily fabulous 

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