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Digesting Hannibal Episode 17: Independence Day (1996)
This is our longest episode ever because, surprisingly, we had a lot of things to discuss about this movie. But there’s also sad going-to-the-theater stories, what you must do to really become an American, why Jeff Goldblum is the personification of the 1990s, why you should rewatch (some) movies many times, which American city Roland Emmerich hates, peculiar symbolic interpretations, and as many bleeps as there are explosions in the movie.
Part infographic, part “board game.”
Digesting Hannibal Episode 16: Stoker (2013)
This week, we ignore the World Cup and talk about uncle Charlie as Hannibal Light (now with 50% less fat), bad puns, the difference between pi (π) and pie, effectively building tension in a story, and Cassandra’s cat gets paranoid and freaks out (too much catnip, man).
Digesting Hannibal Episode 15: Psycho (1960)
Hannibal season 2 is over but the podcast continues! This week, Cassandra makes the Coen brothers cry, we talk about superhero comics (which are attacked by her cat while we are recording), people being afraid to take showers in the 1960s, Freudian psychoanalysis, taxidermy, biblical references, and porn. All that while analyzing one of Hitchcock’s masterpieces.
Q:Hello Neil, Have you ever written a full book which hasn't been published? If so, how do you feel looking back on it now? Also, looking to the future, if you'd spent thousands of hours researching, writing, and rewriting a book to find you just weren't happy with the finished product, would you publish it anyway?
My first book is sitting in the attic, unpublished. And I’m glad it wasn’t published, because when I came to read it to my daughter, twenty years after I wrote it, I discovered that it wasn’t very good. But I don’t believe a second of the time I spent writing it was wasted.
You’ve got a lot of bad words and awkward plots inside you. Better to get them all down on paper, so the good ones can come out.
Digesting Hannibal Episode 14: Hannibal S02E13 - Mizumono
On this episode, we talk about cosplay, meeting celebrities, mishearing lyrics, Dr. Lecter tweeting, Will as Snape, and dessert buffets. And, of course, we share our thoughts and feelings about the end of this season of Hannibal and what we expect from the next one.